Each year in the NRL there are a number of superstars we expect to dominate the competition. However new players we don’t expect, always stand up and light up the premiership.
Whether though a transfer, return from injury or just a new lease on life, these 10 men defied most viewers’ expectations in 2017.
Curtis Sironen played 65 games for the West Tigers between 2012 and 2016 but the second rower has really impressed in his first year at the Sea Eagles.
The change of clubs has done Sironen well, and he has had his best season to date, despite being injured in Round 16.
With a return from injury expected in Round 26 the Sea Eagles will be bolstered heading into the finals series.