Rabbitohs forward, Chris Grevsmuhl, has been judged as the best first-year player at South Sydney in 2015, taking out the John Sattler Rookie of the Year award for his debut season.
A hard-running utility forward, Grevsmuhl set the tone for his maiden year in the top grade during the 2015 pre-season, where he not only scored crucial tries in the Auckland Nines, but also in the Charity Shield.
His performances earned him Indigenous All Stars selection where he also scored a four-pointer before going on to be a part of the Club’s record 39-0 World Club Championship triumph against St Helens at Langtree Park – all before making his first grade debut.
Grevsmuhl would go on to appear in 22 matches for the Rabbitohs in 2015, amassing 1878 metres on his way to scoring six tries, while also making 397 tackles.
The Rookie of the Year award is named after one of South Sydney’s most inspirational players of all time, in the form of the legendary John Sattler. Sattler captained the Rabbitohs to four Premiership victories in five years from 1967 to 1971, including the famous 1970 Grand Final in which he played for 77 minutes of the game with a jaw broken in three places.
Chris was presented with the John Sattler Rookie of the Year award by the President of South Sydney Juniors, Keith McCraw, on behalf of John Sattler.
Congratulations to Chris on winning the 2015 John Sattler Rookie of the Year award.
2003 – Mark Minichiello
2004 – Joe Williams
2005 – Manase Manuokafoa and Yileen Gordon
2006 – Germaine Paulson
2007 – Issac Luke
2008 – Chris Sandow
2009 – David Tyrrell
2010 – Dylan Farrell
2011 – Nathan Peats
2012 – Adam Reynolds
2013 – Dylan Walker
2014 - Alex Johnston
2015 Red & Green Ball Awards