BRISBANE, AUSTRALIA - NOVEMBER 28: Felise Kaufusi of the Kangaroos looks on during an Australia Kangaroos and England Signing Session at Reddacliff Place on November 28, 2017 in Brisbane, Australia. (Photo by Albert Perez/Getty Images)

With literally millions of dollar of players off-contract at the end of 2018, clubs will be looking to lock their star players (or future star players) into long-term contracts. It’s inevitable that players will move clubs however there are some players that just cannot be replaced.

Below is a look at the one player your club must re-sign. This doesn’t have to reflect the biggest name off contract but more-so the player I believe each club should pull out all the stops to ensure they do not move clubs.


Brisbane Broncos

MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA – SEPTEMBER 22: Corey Oates of the Broncos looks on during the warm-up prior to the NRL Preliminary Final match between the Melbourne Storm and the Brisbane Broncos at AAMI Park on September 22, 2017 in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Scott Barbour/Getty Images)

Corey Oates

Oates looks set for a move into the back row in 2018. Sam Thaiday looks as though he is entering the final season of his decorated career. It isn’t a huge jump to assume Oates could be a ready-made replacement if the move proves to be a success.

If not, he remains one of the most dangerous wingers in the game and should be re-signed as a marquee winger. I can’t see Oates leaving the Broncos but at 23 and with almost 100 NRL games to his name he is certainly going to be worth plenty on the open market.



  1. Agree on Fuimaono, hes had a massive pre-season and is better then Crichton. Big player to watch in the coming future

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