Eels hooker Reed Mahoney had another strong season, his third in the NRL, finishing the year playing in 21 games with 15 victories.
An injury sustained in Round Two looked to impact his season, but the COVID-19 break saw Mahoney able to rehab his ankle injury and return at the season resumption.
Season in Review: Reed Mahoney
Try Assists: 3
Line Break Assists: 4
Forced Drop Outs: 5
Tackles Made: 968 at 93.2% tackle efficiency
2020 Season Highlights: Reed Mahoney's tries
Mahoney scored three tries in 2020, scoring in the opening two rounds of the season against the Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs and the Gold Coast Titans, before scoring a crucial try in the Eels Round 20 victory over the Wests Tigers.
With great service from dummy half, Mahoney had three try assists, four line break assists and forced 5 drop outs this season along with 1,284 kicking metres.
Mahoney did not shy away from the tough work in defence, finishing with a mammoth 968 tackles, at 93.2% tackle efficiency this season. He finished fourth in the NRL for the most tackles made by any player this season (Rabbitohs hooker Damien Cook topped this list with 1092 tackles) and Mahoney also topped the Eels tackle count with more than 200 tackles than his closest teammate (Ryan Matterson – 750 tackles).
Off the field, Mahoney was named one of four finalists for the 2020 Ken Stephen Medal following his amazing impact in the community. He also claimed the Ray Price NRL Community Award at the Eels’ 2020 Ken Thornett Medal awards night.
Reed is heavily involved with the Eels community participating in numerous initiatives such as the Eels Community School Blitz, the Bushfire appeal in Bega; visiting farms and schools affected by the bushfires, Ronald McDonald House and Westmead Children’s Hospital visits and holds an Ambassador role for the Eels charity partner, Giant Steps.