SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - JULY 21: Moses Mbye of the Tigers runs with the ball during the round 19 NRL match between the Wests Tigers and the South Sydney Rabbitohs at ANZ Stadium on July 21, 2018 in Sydney, Australia. (Photo by Matt King/Getty Images)

When your team is in trouble and you need someone to come up with a crucial play, who’s going to make the big play? Here’s the X-factor player at every NRL club, the player that has the talent and the ability to pull something special off for their team.


1. Brisbane Broncos – James Roberts

The speed-freak Roberts can bust open a defence out of nowhere and strikes fear in the opponent whenever he’s in open space. Roberts has averaged a try every second game for the Broncos and he had a strong impact for his side last season, notching up 81 tackle-breaks and 1919 running metres.

BRISBANE, AUSTRALIA – SEPTEMBER 09: James Roberts of the Broncos looks on during the NRL Elimination Final match between the Brisbane Broncos and the St George Illawarra Dragons at Suncorp Stadium on September 9, 2018 in Brisbane, Australia. (Photo by Chris Hyde/Getty Images)


  1. Is it my poor internet connection or has the author not bothered to put in an x factor player for the Raiders?

    • Maybe because Blake Austin is playing for Warrington Wolves in England nowπŸ˜‚πŸ˜†πŸ€£πŸ˜πŸ˜΅

    • Raiders are just making up the numbers, hence sharing with another club on page 2.

      • Geez I love it when ppl write us off before the season starts. Lovin your work Kelby, keep it up…πŸ‘

        • β€œGeez I love it when ppl write us off before the season starts”

          There is a good reason people write them off every year, the Raiders haven’t even been in a grand final in 25 years. This year will be no different and honestly I dont think they will ever win another 1 at this rate.

          1 finals appearance in 10 years, that’s why people write them off

  2. I think it’s a bit of a mess.
    Nic Cotric is there with a picture & all. However, he isn’t there under his own number .

    • Don’t think I’d be putting Nick Cotric in there as the Raiders X factor. More like BJ Leilua and Jordan Rapana combined (Leipana) – difficult to split those two

      • I didn’t write it..
        As long as X factor only includes attack?
        Would you include Leilua in your best tackler section?

  3. Does anyone else find all these ad’s and stories annoying when scrolling down to the comments section. This site has gone to the πŸ’© over the last 6-12 months. And these stupid ladbroke punting ad’s to continue reading are doing my head in too πŸ‘ŽπŸ»

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  4. I would say the Roosters V factor is Tedesco, Tupou, Mitchell, Manu, Morris, Keary, Cronk, and if I left out Hall it is only because he won’t be peeking until 2 or 3 weeks out fron the semis. >πŸ˜‚πŸ˜†πŸ€£πŸ˜πŸ˜‚πŸ˜†πŸ€£πŸ˜πŸ’ͺπŸŽ±πŸ‘‰——-πŸ”πŸ†πŸ”πŸ†

    • So you’re saying none of the chickens have the X factor? They’re caught two letters short of X , on the letter V?
      Maybe a few of them will have the ACL factor? After getting their boots stuck in the SCG turf in quite a few games .
      Those ACL factors are a real bugger.

      • X factor = V factor, that’s V for Victory❗❕❗❕❗❕ Tell you the truth COTGDR I pressed the wrong button by two spots. With 98year old eye balls when I spotted the V it looked like the top of an XπŸ’ͺπŸ‘΄πŸ‘

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