Angus Crichton on the run for the Rabbitohs.
Angus Crichton on the run for the Rabbitohs. DAVID MOIR

Rival clubs circle rising Rabbitohs star

RUGBY LEAGUE: South Sydney young gun Angus Crichton has his eyes set on representative honours as he looks to settle his playing future beyond 2018.

The exciting backrower is off contract next year and is one of the hottest young players on the NRL market.

In an article written for Crichton revealed he has already attracted three-year offers from rival clubs Cronulla Sharks and the Roosters as well as the Rabbitohs.

Crichton said he remains committed to fulfilling his contract for 2018 with South Sydney but admits he is weighing up his options for 2019 and beyond.

And he insists he will choose the club he believes can best help him be selected for NSW and Australia down the track.

"People tend to think it's all about money. It isn't,” Crichton said.

"Like any player, I have ambitions to win a premiership and play State of Origin and Test football.

"I need to grow as a player, so I need to be in the best environment to make that happen.”

Crichton also said he won't rule out the possibility of returning to rugby union, the code he played during school.

There's speculation he is being chased by the NSW Waratahs but he said he has more to achieve in rugby league before he leaves the sport.

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