6 Sep 2009

Wing says Souths in good stead for 2010 NRL

5:45 pm on 6 September 2009

Departing South Sydney National Rugby League star Craig Wing says the Rabbitohs have a fantastic future and hasn't ruled out one day returning to the competition.

Wing, who will join Japanese rugby union club NTT Communications in January, signed off by scoring one try and setting up another in Souths' last-gasp 26-24 win over Cronulla at Toyota Stadium.

With a bulging portfolio which includes an NRL title with Sydney Roosters in 2002 and NSW and Australian representation, the 29-year-old utility leaves Australia having fulfilled all of his goals.

Souths will finish the season no lower than 11th, an improvement of at least three places on last year.

Wing is contracted to his Japanese club for two years but wouldn't totally rule out returning to the NRL after that period.