The Raiders and the Tigers are currently sitting in ninth and tenth position on the ladder, on 18 points each. With the Broncos just inside the Top 8 on 22 points, teams on less than 18 points have a mountain to climb to reach the finals. By no means are teams like the Knights ruled out of contention, but it is highly unlikely they will make the finals so they will not be included on this list.
Here are the players the remaining 10 sides are relying on to ensure they finish the season on a positive note.
It is difficult to pinpoint one player in the Rabbitohs’ side that has led the way for them, due to the incredible team performances they continually put together. However, it is clear they are playing strong football through the middle of the field, and Sam Burgess is huge in that regard. The tough English forward is the kind of player that not only plays hard but inspires those around him to give 100%, which makes him invaluable to the Rabbitohs.