SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - FEBRUARY 17: James Maloney of the Panthers looks on during the warm up before the NRL trial match between the Penrith Panthers and the Sydney Roosters at Penrith Stadium on February 17, 2018 in Sydney, Australia. (Photo by Mark Evans/Getty Images)

A huge number of transfers took place before the start of the 2018 season, and while not all have worked out as expected, other transfers have proven to be excellent. These 10 men have been the most impressive so far.


10. Mitchell Pearce

Mitchell Pearce was signed by the Knights for his experience and leadership and certainly delivered just that over the opening rounds of the competition. Unfortunately a pectoral injury has ruled him out for some time, and Newcastle will suffer as a result.

SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - MARCH 01: Mitchell Pearce of the Knights looks on during the 2018 NRL season launch at First Fleet Park on March 1, 2018 in Sydney, Australia. (Photo by Matt King/Getty Images)