An unsung hero, every team has got them. They're not flashy and they won't have a massive highlights reel on YouTube for you to watch, but each club can't do without the men listed below.


1. Broncos: Andrew McCullough

Though he may not make flashy breaks like Damien Cook, or big body-dumping tackles, make no mistake, Andrew McCullough is the player that makes the Broncos tick.

Heading into his 12th season at Red Hill, McCullough has been the model of consistency for the Broncos over the years. Having finally been rewarded for his dependable form with a State of Origin jumper in 2018, following this and playing through various injuries last season, McCullough is set to take his game to another level in 2019.

The 29-year-old is a metronome for the Broncos, registering impressive numbers of 42 tackles per game (9th in the NRL) at an efficiency of 93.5%, whilst being ranked 6th in the NRL for total receipts. McCullough is Cameron Smith like in the way that he will provide regularly quality service to his halves, and although he doesn’t run much when he does snipe around the ruck, he makes it count.

McCullough is the man every team needs, not flashy or flamboyant, but he leads by example and does the jobs no one else wants to. With his increased involvement in the Broncos leadership combined with the arrival of dynamic coach Anthony Seibold, look for McCullough to have a big year for the Broncos.

BRISBANE, AUSTRALIA - JULY 20: Andrew McCullough of the Broncos passes the ball during the round 20 NRL match between the Brisbane Broncos and the Canterbury Bulldogs at Suncorp Stadium on July 20, 2017 in Brisbane, Australia. (Photo by Bradley Kanaris/Getty Images)


  1. Mitch Aubusson might go under the radar with opposition fans but EVERYBODY at the Sydney Roosters know that this bloke is no unsung hero.

    Mitch Aubusson has been a tackling machine and a great runner of the ball for a decade or so and we at the Roosters know how vital he is to the team. A Mr Fix it with his utility skills covers 2nd row, Lock, 5/8, centre and hooker.

    Has played over 260 NRL games and if he plays one more season after this year injury free then he will be the most capped Roosters of all time Minichelio holds that with 302 games, Aubo is less than 40 away from breaking that.💪🐔👍🐓🐓🐓🐓🐓🐓🐓

  2. O look it’s woodcrower, posting in the same lingo, with back to back comments……astonishing that someone can claim to have to rival clubs that “hate” each other but then posts stuff like this

  3. Despite common misconceptions, Mitch Aubusson is our least talented player and I wish I had never given him that brown paper bag.

  4. It’s true and I think even the commentators have raised this on a regular basis. He’s a solid all-rounder, not an unsung hero.

    Unsung hero? I’d be thinking Liu or Toops. Both get picked every week, play big minutes and have a direct impact on results. However, neither get a lot of talk.

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