As this seemingly never-ending off-season drags on, fans of the game are continuing to talk all things rugby league. From the draw, to away trip plans, to who is best positioned for a run in 2021.

We've decided over to take a look at the Top 10 players in each position.

Today we start with the increasingly important role of fullback.

For the purpose of this, only full-time fullbacks are considered. So for instance despite Cam Munster being a magnificent number one, he is considered a five-eighth.

These are ranked as how we see them right now. i.e. if Darius Boyd were playing, obviously his career far trumps that of say AJ Brimson, however right now I consider the Titans youngster to be the superior fullback.

The below rankings were, at times, razor thin. I had 11 I wanted in this list, so of course one player has missed out. Let us know, were we on the money?

Top TEN best fullbacks in the NRL
Top TEN best wingers in the NRL
Top TEN best centres in the NRL
Top TEN best five-eighths in the NRL
Top TEN best second-rowers in the NRL


10. Charnze Nicoll-Klokstad

The 25-year-old had a massive season for a second straight year for the Raiders. He was probably a little quiet in 2020 compared to his previous season, however almost 180 metres run per game, seven tries, three try assists and 70 tackle breaks more-so show how strong his 2019 truly was.

SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - OCTOBER 06: Charnze Nicoll-Klokstad of the Raiders looks on during the 2019 NRL Grand Final match between the Canberra Raiders and the Sydney Roosters at ANZ Stadium on October 06, 2019 in Sydney, Australia. (Photo by Jason McCawley/Getty Images)

A huge part of why the Raiders have enjoyed great success over the past two seasons, it's scary to think that the youngster is still developing.

There is very little CNK doesn't do well. He's exceptionally durable, whereas some other top line fullbacks are very prone to injury. He's a tremendous talent and I still believe his best is ahead of him.



  1. If these are the current best fullbacks in the game based on pure quality when at their best then Turbo Tommy has to be 2nd best behind Teddy.

  2. Can’t disagree with those players too much. However, if Staines can overcome his hamstring problems & got the fullback role. He’d be going up in the top ten fullbacks list quickly.
    I just wonder if Papenhuyzen may have just beaten Tedesco to the top spot in 2020? Given what he did for Melbourne & that they were the premiers & all.

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