Chris Grevsmuhl

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Chris Grevsmuhl
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Personal information
Born (1993-02-23) 23 February 1993 (age 27)
Townsville, Queensland, Australia
Height186 cm (6 ft 1 in)
Weight106 kg (16 st 10 lb)
Playing information
Position Second-row, Prop, Lock
Club
YearsTeamPldTGFGP
2015–16 South Sydney 3080032
2016 Penrith Panthers 142008
2017 Gold Coast Titans 41004
Total48110044
Representative
YearsTeamPldTGFGP
2015 Indigenous All Stars 11004
As of 3 March 2018
Source: [1]

Chris Grevsmuhl (born 23 February 1993) is an Australian professional rugby league footballer who previously played for the Gold Coast Titans, Penrith Panthers and the South Sydney Rabbitohs. An Indigenous All Stars representative, he plays at second-row and prop.

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Background

Born in Townsville, Queensland, Grevsmuhl is of Indigenous Australian descent.

He was educated at Ignatius Park College, Townsville and represented the 2010 Australian Schoolboys. [2]

Grevsmuhl played his junior rugby league for the Hughenden Hawks and Townsville Brothers before being signed by the North Queensland Cowboys. [3]

Playing career

Early career

From 2011 to 2013, he played for the North Queensland Cowboys' NYC team. [4] [5] In October 2011, he scored two tries in the Cowboys' 2011 NYC Grand Final loss to the New Zealand Warriors. [6] On 21 April 2012, he played for the Queensland under-20s team against the New South Wales under-20s team. [7] On 13 October 2012, he played for the Junior Kangaroos against the Junior Kiwis. [8] On 21 August 2012, he was named on the interchange bench in the 2012 NYC Team of the Year. [9] In April 2013, he again played for the Queensland under-20s team against the New South Wales under-20s team. [10] On 10 October 2013, he signed a 2-year contract with the South Sydney Rabbitohs starting in 2014. [11] He spent the 2014 season playing for the Rabbitohs feeder New South Wales Cup team the North Sydney Bears. [12]

2015

In the pre-season Grevsmuhl played in the Rabbitohs' Auckland Nines winning campaign, [13] the Charity Shield, [14] and scored a try on debut for the Indigenous All Stars in the annual All Stars match. [15] [16] In Round 1, he made his NRL debut for the Rabbitohs against the Brisbane Broncos. [17] In Round 4 against the Parramatta Eels, he scored his first NRL try in the 29-16 loss at Parramatta Stadium. [18]

In Round 12 against the Gold Coast Titans, Grevsmuhl scored his first double in the 22-16 win at Cbus Super Stadium. [19] He finished his debut year in the NRL with 6 tries from 22 matches and was awarded with the 2015 John Sattler Rookie of the Year award. [20] On 7 October, he re-signed with the Rabbitohs on a 1-year contract. [21] [22]

2016

In January, it was revealed that Grevsmuhl had signed a 2-year contract with the Penrith Panthers starting in 2017. [23] [24] Selected in the QAS Emerging Origin squad, [25] on 5 February, he was one of eight players from the Maroons emerging camp who was banned from representing Queensland for 12-months after breaking curfew in Brisbane. [26] He was selected to play for the Indigenous All Stars, but withdrew before the match. [27]

On 20 May, Grevsmuhl joined the Panthers mid-season after being released from the remainder of his Rabbitohs contract. [28] He said that he was unwilling to play under Rabbitohs coach Michael Maguire any further. Grevsmuhl said, "He’s a mind-game specialist. He breaks you down mentally. He questioned why I was there, the effort I was putting in, and questioned why I was talking to other clubs. [29]

On 25 November, Grevsmuhl was granted an immediate release from his Panthers' contract on compassionate grounds. [30]

2017

In March, the Gold Coast Titans announced the signing of Grevsmuhl for the 2017 and 2018 seasons.

On 2 April, Grevsmuhl made his Titans debut, coming off the bench in the 28-22 loss to the New Zealand Warriors. [31] He scored his first try for the Gold Coast in the 24-22 loss to the Brisbane Broncos in Round 7. [32]

After being unable to play for the remainder of the 2017 season due to a shoulder injury, the Titans released Grevsmuhl on 11 August after only four games with the club. [33]

The same day that he was released from the Titans, it was reported by various media outlets that Grevsmuhl took payment from fans for a number of his jerseys, but never delivered the goods. This incident led to the Titans stepping in and paying out the fans who were left out of pocket, and returning the payment from Grevsmuhl's salary. The Titans refused to comment whether or not this was the reason that they released Grevsmuhl. [34]

2018

In March 2018, Grevsmuhl signed a one year contract to join Group 10 country rugby league side CYMS Orange. [35]

2019

During November 2019, Grevsmuhl was back spotted training with the South Sydney Rabbitohs, however Shane Richardson said they had no interest in signing him. [36]

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