Now to round things off, a discussion on who the best loose-forwards are to watch out for in 2018.
Nowadays, this is a position utilised by sort of player, but it must receive attention regardless.
Below is a list of the final five, whether you agree or not, entirely up to you!
5 – Louie McCarthy-Scarsbrook
First up is St Helens’ Louie McCarthy-Scarsbrook. The London born Saint has had an eventful career with the former Super League champions and still has plenty to offer.
He did spend the majority of 2017 coming off the bench, but his impact was crucial for the Saints.
His achievements in 2017 include six tries, 651 tackles, 30 tackle busts and 1700 metres and for someone coming off the bench, it is quite remarkable.
After all, he possesses plenty of passion and enthusiasm but utilises to great affect when he has ball in hand as he is a difficult opponent to tackle.
One who may have a point to prove in 2018 but do not count him out, he has shown extreme skill in the past and can easily step up and do so again next season.