There’s been an influx of Englishmen to the NRL in recent years and 2019 is no exception. Raiders fans can look forward to seeing John Bateman and Ryan Sutton running out for the Green Machine, while Roosters fans will get to see Ryan Hall in the NRL at long last.
1. Luke Thompson
Still just 23 years-old and with over 100 appearances to his name, Thompson debuted for St Helens way back in 2013 and was part of the Grand Final winning team a year later.
He’s continued to improve year on year since then, and his outstanding 2018 season culminated in an England call-up for the test series with New Zealand and a place in the Super League Dream Team.
Able to play anywhere in the forwards, his best position in my opinion is at Prop and his fearless ball carrying reminds me of a young James Graham.