While the 2018 season has featured fewer rookies than many previous years, there have been a number of standout players. These 10 rookies have been the best of the 2018 season.

9. Jack Hetherington (Panthers)

Jack Hetherington was handed his debut in Round 7 this season, and has quickly become a quality forward for the Panthers. The young prop looks at home in the team’s quality forward pack and makes an effort in both offense and defence.

PENRITH, AUSTRALIA – JULY 06: Jack Hetherington of the Panthers makes a break during the round 17 NRL match between the Penrith Panthers and the New Zealand Warriors at Panthers Stadium on July 6, 2018 in Penrith, Australia. (Photo by Mark Kolbe/Getty Images)

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