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 utility forward, Chris Grevsmuhl.
Before even making his first grade debut, Chris Grevsmuhl had helped the Rabbitohs to victory in the Auckland Nines and World Club Challenge, as well as having helped the red and greens to retain the Charity Shield against St George Illawarra – scoring vital tries during the course of the pre-season.
Throw in selection in the Indigenous All Stars side as well – a match in which he also scored a try – and the 2015 debutant would have been a worthy recipient of the John Sattler Rookie of the Year Award even then.
Grevsmuhl would in fact go on to take out the award at last week’s annual Rembrandt Red and Green Ball, with the award presented to him by Souths Juniors President, Keith McCraw, on behalf of John Sattler on the night in front of the Rabbitohs Family. His award continues a long line of successful rookies at the Club, in a list that includes the likes of Alex Johnston (2014), Dylan Walker (2013), and Adam Reynolds (2012).
With a combination of hard, straight-ahead running, coupled with bruising defence, Grevsmuhl found himself appearing in 22 matches for the Rabbitohs, coming predominantly off Michael Maguire’s bench to maximum effect.
In all, Grevsmuhl ran for a total of 1878 metres with the ball in hand off 187 runs. Defensively, the forward made 397 tackles at a tackle efficiency of 91.8%.
To watch some of Grevsmuhl’s 2015 highlights, please press play on the video player.