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’.