After the grand final, and after some of the best players in the game came together to celebrate, talkSPORT.com decided to rank the best and worst players in NRL.
It was an exciting and competitive season and the winners and losers are in for a taste of the NRL this season.
Darius Boyd Darius Boyd has had a great year for the Broncos.
Photo: Getty Images The star Broncos half has established himself as a key part of the Broncos’ attack, having taken on all the roles of a key player in the side’s attack, while also having the ability to create opportunities for his teammates.
Boyd has shown he is capable of creating the sort of tackles and tackles for the boot that have become his trademark.
He’s scored three tries in his three NRL matches this season and has been an integral part of Broncos’ run to the finals.
He is a player to watch in the finals and he’ll have a big impact on the Broncos in the long term.
Josh McGuire The Warriors half has also established himself on the field this year, having played a key role in the Warriors’ win over the Roosters in the first half of the year.
While he hasn’t yet shown the same impact as his predecessor as the Warriors halves partner, Josh McGuiernan, he has made an impact in the backline and is a big reason why the Warriors have dominated the game.
Aaron Woods Aaron Woods is another player who has developed a huge amount of confidence over the past few months.
Photo, Supplied Woods has been one of the most consistent halves in the competition and is arguably the best half in the club’s history.
He has been a key figure in the Roos’ success and his performances in 2017 have been his best in any year in his career.
He leads the Warriors with 15 tries this season, and he’s looked set to continue this form through to the end of the season.
Josh Jackson Jackson has been the Cowboys halves partner for some time now and he has shown that he can be a valuable contributor.
Jackson has had an excellent year and he is on track to score the first try in the Cowboys’ win against the Panthers on Sunday.
Kieran Foran The Rabbitohs hooker has played a huge part in the Rabbitoh side’s success this season as well.
He was part of a strong Rabbitoh squad in the 2016 NRL finals and is set to play a major part in their plans to finish in the top four.
Foran has been vital to the Rabbitos’ ability to win in their last two finals series, with his ability to kick and score helping them to win the series.
Ben Hunt Ben Hunt has had one of his best seasons in recent memory.
Photo via Getty Images Hunt has started every NRL game this season for the Rabbitoohs and he continues to be the face of the club.
His consistency and ability to finish every touch of the ball for the Rooos has been key to their success and he looks set to maintain his form for the foreseeable future.
Jordan Kahu The Roos have been in the hunt for a top-four finish since the end, and their star halves partner has been able to help them achieve that.
Kahu has been instrumental in the return of the Roosaos to the top-eight in 2017, scoring a try in their win over Penrith last week and helping them clinch a spot in the grand finals.
Josh Papalii Josh Papalaii has a lot of confidence in his ability this season following a great start to the season in 2017.
Photo courtesy of Rabbitoh fans.
The Rabbitoos halves partner and the NRL’s best-ranked player has been on fire in 2017 with six tries in the league so far.
He looks set for another superb season and should keep his place in the team for the long haul.
James Tamou The Broncos’ second half forward has been very impressive in the two finals matches he has played this season to help the team to the title.
He hasn’t been a star of the grand finalists but has been integral in the Broncos winning the competition.
Will Hopoate Will Hopeate is another guy who has made a huge impact in 2017 for the Raiders.
He scored a try and was involved in all the Raiders’ tries in 2017 as well, helping the Raiders to their maiden NRL title.
Ryan Hoffman The Dragons backrower has been crucial in the Dragons’ resurgence this season in what has been arguably their best season in a long time.
Hoffman has played some big roles for the Dragons in their finals run and he will look to continue that form this year.
Josh Dugan Josh Dugar has been important to the Dragons success this year and his work rate and confidence has helped the Dragons to a top four finish.
Dugan’s performance against the Warriors on Sunday was another big reason the Dragons finished top of the table in 2017 and it