2015 Player Review: Alex Johnston
It’s player review time! We dissect the performance of the Rabbitohs individually in Rabbitohs.com.au’s 2015 Player Reviews. Today, we look at Club speedster, Alex Johnston.
For the second year running, Souths Junior and winger Alex Johnston was the Rabbitohs’ top try-scorer, with 17 tries to his name, including one that will no doubt be remembered as one of the tries of the year.
Playing against the Roosters in Round 2, the brilliance of Greg Inglis combined with Johnston’s incredible speed to deliver a scintillating 110 metre effort in front of a Sunday afternoon football crowd of nearly 30,000.
The GI/AJ combination would come together on a number of occasions in 2015 as part of a formidable kick-return team that also included the likes of Aaron Gray, Bryson Goodwin and Joel Reddy.
Johnston’s 68 points for season 2015 was only bested by the goal-kicking genius that is Adam Reynolds, with Reynolds top-scoring for the side with 111 points. But it wasn’t just points that Johnston would contribute to the Rabbitohs season.
The La Perouse product would prove an effective deputy at fullback when required, providing safety under the high ball as well as unpredictability in his kick-returns.
In total, Johnston appeared in 25 matches, racking up a total of 2448 metres off 247 runs, while breaking the defensive line on 21 occasions and offloading 13 times.
Press play on the video player to see some AJ's highlights for 2015.