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 hooker, Cameron McInnes.
After making his first grade debut at the Sydney Cricket Ground and playing seven games in 2014, Souths Junior McInnes was prepared to take on more responsibility in 2015 – the hooker proving a capable deputy for Issac Luke during the Kiwis’ absence with his solid defence and ball distribution from the ruck.
But it wasn’t just playing at hooker that McInnes showed promise, the Botany Rams product also spent some time in the back-row. McInnes’ talent was on display against the Tigers early on in the season when he performed a text-book hit and spin to break through the line, illustrating his versatility in the process.
McInnes’ try against Parramatta in Round 11 at ANZ Stadium proved a highlight for the hooker, with the Souths Junior again showing his talents close to the line by changing the speed of his attack and holding the ball up just enough before slicing through to score behind the posts.
In just 13 appearances, McInnes ran the ball 89 times for a total of 731 metres, while also managing to break the line on two occasions.
But it was McInnes’ defence that caught the attention of many, with the hooker averaging some 24 tackles per game with a total of 322 tackles for 2015.
To watch some of McInnes’ 2015 highlights, please press play on the video player.