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.

2. Raiders: Iosia Soliola

Having returned to the NRL after a four-year stint with St Helens, Iosia Soliola has more than proven himself to be up to standard in the NRL.

Since moving to Canberra Soliola has been extremely versatile, featuring for the Raiders at prop, lock, second-row, and in the centres.

Having changed his game from being a flashy centre at the Roosters in the late 2000s to a tough no-nonsense middle forward, Soliola puts up respectable numbers of 87.3 running metres per game, as well as 29 tackles per game. Handy statistics for a man who is constantly shifting positions.

One aspect of his game that can’t be quantified is his ability to fold opposition players in half due to his devastating tackling technique. Most notably in round 12 when he snapped an un-suspecting Luke Keary.

Although this may not fall within the realms of the rugby league field it would be wrong not to mention that Soliola appears to be one of the best blokes in the competition. Regularly featuring in feel-good stories spread throughout the papers, such as when he drove a distraught mother through the suburbs of Canberra looking for stolen items, as well as giving her some money to ‘buy the kid’s something’.

CANBERRA, AUSTRALIA - AUGUST 25: Iosia Soliola celebrates scoring a try during the round 24 NRL match between the Canberra Raiders and the South Sydney Rabbitohs at GIO Stadium on August 25, 2018 in Canberra, Australia. (Photo by Mark Metcalfe/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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