Emerging Rabbitohs Five-Eighth Cody Walker has been picked by the NRL as on of the Top 10 Rookies of the 2016 NRL Season after his breakout season in the Red & Green.
Walker featured in 20 games for the Rabbitoh in 2016, bagging himself 8 tries and 12 try assists in a season where he also topped the Rabbitohs line break and tackle break statistics with 15 and 80 respectively.
Walker's first 1612 minutes for the Red & Green were impressive enough to bag himself 3rd place in NRL.com's list of emerging stars.
Cody Walker could have been excused for thinking his time in first grade was never going to come, but after being handed his NRL debut in Round 1 as a 26-year-old mature-age rookie, the Rabbitohs playmaker hasn't looked back. Whether it was in the halves or at fullback, Walker thrived in every situation, finishing 2016 with eight tries, 15 line breaks and a whopping 80 tackle breaks to establish himself as South Sydney's premier attacking weapon. With Adam Reynolds steering the ship at halfback, Walker's off-the-cuff style is the perfect accompaniment and just what the Rabbitohs need going forward.
NRL Top 10 Rookies
10. Daniel Saifiti (Knights)
9. Kerrod Holland (Bulldogs)
8. Josh Aloiai (Wests Tigers)
7. Bevan French (Eels)
6. James Fisher-Harris (Panthers)
5. Suliasi Vunivalu (Storm)
4. Latrell Mitchell (Roosters)
3. Cody Walker (Rabbitohs)
2. Nathan Cleary (Panthers)
1. Ashley Taylor (Titans)