We dissect the performance of the players that lifted the Rabbitohs to become champions of the 2014 NRL Telstra Premiership. Today, we look at five-eighth, Luke Keary.
After training for a full off-season alongside Adam Reynolds at five-eighth, Luke Keary’s 2014 season was nearly over before it even began, when the promising pivot tore a pectoral muscle in the Auckland Nines tournament.
Dylan Walker filled the number six jersey for the opening rounds of the premiership, before Captain John Sutton resumed the position, awaiting the return of Keary. But the wait would finally prove worth it when the young-gun finally did return after months on the side-line.
With the cheeky partnership of Keary and Reynolds in the Club’s six and seven jersey, the Rabbitohs back-line was electrified on their way towards the 2014 Grand Final and their 21st Premiership.
In just 12 matches, Keary made quite an impression, scoring against the Sea Eagles in week one of the finals, setting up seven tries throughout the year, and providing vital relief with his pin-point boot.