With the South Sydney Rabbitohs season coming to an end, we take a look at the individual performances of Michael Maguire’s players in our 2016 Player Reviews. Today we look at the try scoring machine, Alex Johnston.
Three years a Rabbitoh, three years top try scorer - Alex Johnston can find the line!
Even in a quiet year for the Rabbitohs, the electric winger managed to add 44 points to the Rabbitohs tally in 2016 through 11 tries.
It may well have been more if he and Adam Reynolds managed more time on the field together. Reynolds and Johnston formed an uncanny combination on the Rabbitohs right edge that directly resulted in some remarkable tries against the Roosters, Storm, Knights and Warriors.
Bagging four tries in the opening three rounds, Johnston's early season form was hampered by a thigh injury that saw him sidelined for the next six rounds. Returning in Round 10 it took four weeks before Johnston found himself back on the scoreboard with a double against the Tigers.
Johnston ranked fourth in the Rabbitohs for line breaks (9), managed to assist three times and break 36 tackles.