2015 Player Review – Glenn Stewart
The presence of Glenn Stewart in the Rabbitohs line-up for 2015 offered plenty in terms of experience and versatility to the Club after the representative forward crossed town from Manly.
Despite enduring a thumb injury that saw him miss a considerable number of matches, the forward still managed to play in 18 games for the red and greens in a variety of capacities, including at five-eighth where his ball-playing skills came to the forefront.
But it was in his preferred position in the back-row that Stewart proved most damaging, throwing himself into defensive work with gusto to become a regular among the side’s top tacklers, while also proving to be a handful with the ball in hand.
While Stewart didn’t score any points for the Club during the regular season, the back-rower did manage to get on the board with a four-pointer in one of the biggest matches in the Club’s history – the World Club Challenge in the UK against St Helens.
Stewart took advantage of an Adam Reynolds kick into the in-goal to score the first points of the record 39-0 victory over English Super League Champions, St Helens, at Langtree Park.
Stewart ran for 1456 metres off 200 runs in 2015, while also making a total of 683 tackles to become the third busiest defender in the team behind George Burgess and Chris McQueen.
Stewart will extend his career overseas in 2016 after being granted a release by the Club earlier this month (September).
To watch some of Stewart’s highlights, please press play on the video player.