After another bumper off-season of player movement, take a look below at who we think will have the biggest impact at their new club in 2019.
5. Josh McGuire
After a stellar 10-year 194 game career at the Broncos, Josh McGuire was released from the final year of his contract at Red Hill and subsequently moved up to the far North in search of a fresh start at the Cowboys.
McGuire’s newly inked four-year deal with the Townsville based club means they can lay claim to potentially the scariest and most dynamic forward pack in the competition, joining the likes of Jason Taumalolo, Matt Scott, Coen Hess, Jordan McLean, John Asiata and Gavin Cooper.
Although 2018 was McGuire’s 11th season in the top grade, the Kangaroos and Maroons hard man showed no signs of slowing down. Putting up impressive numbers of 117 run metres per game, along with 33 tackles at an efficiency of 88.5%.
McGuire will have a point to prove heading into 2019, particularly to his old club the Broncos. Who may or may not have pushed the Australian representative out the door to accommodate the spate of young-forwards they have recently re-signed.
Having already played for the Maroons on 11 occasions, as well as for Samoa and Australia on 7 and 8 occasions respectively, McGuire will be looking to add another chapter to his already impressive career in Townsville.