Rabbitohs under 20’s forward Cheyne Whitelaw has been named the Club’s NYC Player of the Month for the month of March after a series of solid performances.

After five rounds of competition, Whitelaw leads the NYC in tackles made with 158 – a mantle that NYC Captain (and recent first-grade debutant) Cameron McInnes held in 2013.

A local Souths Juniors product, Whitelaw attended Marcellin College Randwick, where the talented forward was selected to play for the Australian Schoolboys against New Zealand in 2013 while also appearing in the Rabbitohs’ NYC side.

He has since gone on to cement his place in the Rabbitohs’ NYC squad, regularly carting the ball up with his powerful running style and vicious defence.

“He’s a workhorse, but this is not his only attribute on the field,” said Rabbitohs NYC Coach Ben Gardiner.

“Cheyne’s developing his ball playing game. He’s fast, he has footwork and he is one to watch as the year unfolds.

“He’s a committed member of the NYC squad and he’s highly regarded and respected among the team.

“He’s a player that demonstrates the picture of someone that people want to play with, which is highly regarded in any team sport.

Having graduated from high-school, Whitelaw is backing up his footy skills with tertiary education by studying for a Bachelor of Exercise Physiology degree at UNSW.

The South Sydney Rabbitohs would like to congratulate Cheyne on his outstanding performances so far in season 2014.