SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - APRIL 25: Tariq Sims of the Dragons celebrates victory in the round eight NRL match between the St George Illawara Dragons and Sydney Roosters at Allianz Stadium on April 25, 2018 in Sydney, Australia. (Photo by Mark Metcalfe/Getty Images)

With every season, we see players emerge and show everyone that they are not quite the same player that we saw in previous years.

Whether it’s a young star coming of age, or a savvy veteran returning to form, there are always huge improvements every year in the NRL.

The following is a list of the top five most improved players that we saw in the 2018 season.

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5. Issac Luke

Being accused of being lazy, out of shape and over the hill; the past few years have not been kind to Isaac Luke since returning to his homeland and joining the Warriors.

However, 2018 seemed to be a huge step forward as the No. 9 looked as fit and mobile as he has in a long time.

It seemed that with the immensely improved season that the Warriors had in 2018, as did Luke.

Like the success of the club as a whole, many people put Luke’s return to form down to the pre-season and conditioning expertise brought to the club by former Storm trainer Alex Corvo.

The improved form from the Kiwi international even saw him finish in the top 10 for the Dally M award, that teammate Roger Tuivasa-Sheck would eventually take out.

AUCKLAND, NEW ZEALAND – AUGUST 31: Issac Luke of the Warriors makes a run during the round 25 NRL match between the New Zealand Warriors and the Canberra Raiders at Mt Smart Stadium on August 31, 2018 in Auckland, New Zealand. (Photo by Anthony Au-Yeung/Getty Images)
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