As per the annual tradition, around the ten game mark, we are going to take a look at the top 10 recruits, to date. At the end of the season we will take another look and compare to the early form of the recruits.
Looking at the current list, there are some huge names missing, and some real surprises.
10. Kerrod Holland (Bulldogs)
Although Holland has only played the five games for the Bulldogs since his move from the Knights, his efforts have been newsworthy. Few will forget the goal he kicked after the siren to get his side home in his NRL debut. He has scored three tries and made four line breaks and has slotted conversions from everywhere. There is a lot more to come for the 23 year-old, who has started his NRL career brilliantly.
9. Beau Scott (Eels)
Beau Scott has wound back the clock in the opening rounds of the 2016 season and has proved himself to be a brilliant purchase. Although the Eels off-field troubles are dominating headlines, Scott’s performances so far are likely to see him in the NSW run on side. His stats are impressive with a try, try assist and over 30 tackles per game. He’s been arguably the best recruit amongst a brilliant bunch for the Eels.
8. Peta Hiku (Panthers)
Hiku’s late signing by the Panthers was met with mixed reactions but his efforts to date have drawn almost universal praise. He has scored five tries in nine fixtures and provided a constant threat out wide. He earned a New Zealand call up due to his early season form, although he was forced to drop out through injury. Hiku has suffered to an extent due to the inconsistency of the Panthers halves, but overall has enjoyed a more than solid start to the season.
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