5- Felise Kaufusi
The Melbourne Storm player was a true leader in the forward pack in 2019, using his actions on the ball to inspire his teammates.
4- Ryan Matterson
It’s safe to say Ryan Matterson hit the mainstream spotlight through his efforts at the Wests Tigers in 2019 and was arguably the club’s best player.
3- Boyd Cordner
The NSW and Australian captain displayed what leadership is at the Roosters in 2019 through his actions and mere presence on the field, the Roosters clearly respect their captain.
2- David Fifita Jnr.
In a season where he made his Origin debut in his first full season of NRL, David Fifita Jnr. proved to be one of a small few inform players at the Broncos in 2019.
1- John Bateman
The England International made an immediate impact in his first season in the NRL, bringing a new intensity and playing out a strong defensive style implemented by the Raiders in 2019.