While the annual NRL market frenzy is set to kick off in the coming weeks, we have taken a look internally to see who your club should lock down before they look externally.
3. Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs
After an impressive debut in round 9 of 2018 against the Broncos that included a try with his first touch on debut, Rhyse Martin took the NRL by storm for the rest of the year in an otherwise dour Bulldogs team.
Featuring 14 times over the remainder of the season, Martin recorded impressive statistics of 105 running metres per game, 32 tackles and a scarcely believable 36 goals from 38 attempts.
Off-contract at the end of the year and with the Bulldogs still reeling from the farcical salary cap management of the previous board, Martin opted to re-sign on a one-year deal below his market rate and earn a long-term contract through his performances in 2019.
Having missed out on selection in the Bulldogs first two games, Martin is back into the team for round three thanks to a combination of solid NSW cup form and dour performances from the Bulldogs first grade team. If he can perform anywhere near the levels he did last year, the Bulldogs would be foolish to not re-sign the PNG international.