SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - SEPTEMBER 14: Matthew Moylan of the Sharks runs the ball during the NRL Semi Final match between the Cronulla Sharks and the Penrith Panthers at Allianz Stadium on September 14, 2018 in Sydney, Australia. (Photo by Cameron Spencer/Getty Images)

Joel Caine and Bryan Fletcher have named their top five NRL players off-contract on SEN radio, prioritising value for money.

Interestingly, the pair don't have a single matching player in their respective crop of stars.


Fletcher included Rabbitoh Latrell Mitchell in his top five - who was arguably the biggest signing of 2020, inking a one-season deal with the South Sydney with the option of extending for another year.

Rooster Angus Crichton was another name on Fletcher's list - who looms as one of the biggest names set to hit the market. The second-rower is reportedly drawing interest from the Dragons, while the Roosters remain keen to retain him.

Fletcher also named Shark Matt Moylan - who he believes could be signed on a budget contract.

“I’m getting in early because you’re going to get him cheap,” Fletcher said on SEN.

“I know I could go out and get Jarome Luai, but he’s going to cost me $800k. Kotoni Staggs wants $800k, Shaun Johnson wants $600k I suppose. If Shaun Johnson didn’t do his achilles, I would give him the 600, he was flying.”

Rounding out Fletcher's top five is Storm player Dale Finucane and Warrior Jazz Tevaga.

GOLD COAST, AUSTRALIA - AUGUST 25: Dale Finucane of the Storm is tackled during the round 24 NRL match between the Gold Coast Titans and the Melbourne Storm at Cbus Super Stadium on August 25, 2018 in Gold Coast, Australia. (Photo by Chris Hyde/Getty Images)

Caine opted for a slightly younger fivesome with more upside, led by Brisbane's Kotoni Staggs - who is reportedly set to test his value on the open market.

Fellow Bronco and young gun Xavier Coates also made Caines' five, who the Titans are believed to be keen on.

Panther Isaah Yeo, Storm player Jahrome Hughes and Eel Maika Sivo rounded out Caines' top five off-contract players.

Did they get it right? Who is your five?

Joel Caine's top five NRL players off-contract

Kotoni Staggs
Isaah Yeo
Jahrome Hughes
Maika Sivo
Xavier Coates

Bryan Fletcher's top five NRL players off-contract

Latrell Mitchell
Angus Crichton
Dale Finucane
Jazz Tevaga
Matt Moylan



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