With less than four weeks until the Betfred Super League gets back underway, most sides have nearly finalised their playing squads, which they think will give themselves the biggest chance of success.
We will be looking at one player from each super league side who looks like they will make a real difference to their sides hopes of claiming silverware this year at either Wembley or Old Trafford.
Castleford Tigers One to Watch- Jesse Sene-Lefao
This 27-year old New Zealander may be an unknown quantity to many Super League Fans, but his three years of experience in the NRL with the Manly Sea Eagles (2013-15) and Cronulla Sharks have made him a formidable forward who is set to take English rugby by Storm.
He may not score bags of tries from his second-row position (three in his club career), but it appears that Sene-Lefao has all the qualities needed for English rugby; strong, versatile and willing to put his body on the line for the cause.
The big forward has international rugby on his CV too, having played for Samoa twice in 2014, and the fact that coach Daryl Powell has handed him the number 15 jersey suggests that he will play a big part in what is set to be an exciting season for the Tigers.
Catalans Dragons One to Watch- Greg Bird
The 32-year old Australian has had a glittering, yet controversial career, including a previous stint at the Dragons during the 2009 season.
He signed for the Dragons in the off-season for the upcoming campaign, and coach Laurent Frayssinous will already have a clear understanding of the qualities Bird possesses.
Having represented the Australian national team, New South Wales in State of Origin and the Indigenous All-Stars during his illustrious career, Bird will be hoping to bring a new dimension to the Dragons pack which has not been provided by previous Australian exports to the South of France.
If Bird can stay injury free and trouble-free, expect him to have a significant part to play in Catalans push for the top four.
Huddersfield Giants One to Watch- Ryan Brierley
Since Brierley’s move from then-Championship side Leigh Centurions, the 24-year-old has struggling to nail his spot in the starting 13.
Paul Anderson and Rick Stone appeared to use him as both a half-back and as a full-back on some occasions, which never allowed him to stamp his authority on the side.
Having had a full pre-season to develop his partnership with Giants stalwart and Scotland teammate Danny Brough, expect Brierley to prosper in the upcoming campaign, with his neat footwork and sleight of hand proving to be a real handful for opposition sides.
If he can rediscover the form which made him the main man for Leigh and a much-coveted player by many Super League sides, he could be the key to unlocking the Giants attacking threat, and help to cement their spot in the top 8 this season.
Hull FC One to Watch- Albert Kelly
In one of the most controversial signings of the off-season, Australian stand-off Kelly joined Hull FC from fierce rivals and now-championship side Hull KR.
During his time at the KC Lightstream stadium, he made himself one of the pivotal players in the team, scoring 17 tries and assisting with many more during his first season with the side.
However, a dispute with the club hierarchy saw Kelly leave and Rovers loss is most certainly FC’s gain, especially if Kelly can form a good understanding with fellow half-back Mark Sneyd.
Sneyd can provide the composure needed for Kelly to roam and make himself a massively creative influence on the side in the coming season.
His try scoring exploits will be a welcome boost for Lee Radford’s side this coming campaign, but his rugby knowhow will most certainly be invaluable if Hull FC want to mount another serious assault on Old Trafford.