We dissect the performance of the players that lifted the Rabbitohs to become champions of the 2014 NRL Telstra Premiership. Today, we look at Chris McQueen.
The sight of Chris McQueen towering over opposition defences out wide contesting the football in the air has become a common one in the Rabbitohs’ repertoire – the 27 year old often batting the ball back to speedier players who then go on to score.
Perhaps it’s his history as a winger that has made him such an integral player in that set-piece, but McQueen has become much more than that since making his debut on the flanks back in 2009. He has since gone on to not only transition into the forward pack, but also gain representative selection for Queensland.
In his 2o appearances in 2014, McQueen averaged 74.2 metres with the ball in hand and an average of 18.6 tackles per game, while scoring four tries in the process.
His size and strength were also key to the Rabbitohs when he was injected into matches, making 14 tackle breaks on his way to being a part of South Sydney’s 21st Premiership winning side.