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 five-eighth, Luke Keary.
Only missing one match throughout the season, Luke Keary once again proved to be an integral part of the Rabbitohs line-up, completing his first full season in the top grade since coming onto the scene in 2013.
With Adam Reynolds absent for a number of games throughout the season owing to injury, Keary assumed the role of chief playmaker on several occasions, showcasing his ability to organise the red and green in attack.
Notably, the premiership-winning pivot led South Sydney to a three-match winning-streak in the number seven jersey from Round 11 to 13, revitalizing the Rabbitohs season around the State of Origin period.
Playing in his favoured position of five-eighth, Keary managed to form a number of combinations with both the Rabbitohs forwards and backs, who made full use of his accurate passing game. The little half’s potency in attack is highlighted by the 11 line-break assists and nine try-assists amassed throughout the 2015 season.
Additionally, Keary also punched above his weight in defence by making 491 tackles during the season – the most of any Rabbitohs back-line player – with an effectiveness of 85.4%.
To watch some of Luke’s highlights from 2015, please press play on the video player.