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.

 

Previous Winners:

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

Clayton Williams Wins NYC Players’ Player for 2015

Clayton Williams Claims NYC Award Double

Alex Johnston Wins Tooheys New Fan Player of the Year

Jason Clark Collects Burrow Appreciation Award for 2015

Bryson Goodwin Awarded 2015 Roy Asotasi Members’ Choice Award

Chris Grevsmuhl Named 2015 John Sattler Rookie of the Year

Ben Lowe Named 2015 Bob McCarthy Clubman of the Year

Greg Inglis Wins Second Jack Rayner Players’ Player Award of his Career

Greg Inglis Claims his Second George Piggins Medal