2014 Player Review: Dave Tyrrell
We dissect the performance of the players that lifted the Rabbitohs to become champions of the 2014 NRL Telstra Premiership. Today, we look at prop forward, Dave Tyrrell.
He may be the ‘Bill Collins’ of Rugby League for all of his film critiques, but Tyrrell is also one of the Rabbitohs’ most consistent players – especially when it comes to games played.
The Premiership winning prop was the only player to play every game during the 2014 season for the men in red and green – 27 matches – with only Sam Burgess and Adam Reynolds playing one game less during the campaign.
Tyrrell cemented his place in Michael Maguire’s side with a combination of hard running and solid defence as part of a formidable front row that included the likes of George and Thomas Burgess as the team’s other big men.
Without doubt a highlight for Tyrrell during the season was his round 13 performance in Perth against the New Zealand Warriors, where the 27 year old grabbed a rare try-scoring double in a victory that showed the true grit of the outfit under a mounting injury toll.
Tyrrell averaged 60.4 metres with the ball in hand and 21.2 tackles, making 13 tackle breaks and two line-breaks on his way to a Premiership ring.