With over one-third of the season gone, here have been the six best buys so far in 2017.
Paul Vaughan (St George Illawarra)
Vaughan has gone from Raiders reserve grader to Origin contender on the back of a sensational opening nine rounds. Vaughan has all the toughness and size you want from a prop but mixes it in with nice footwork and deft touch.
— telegraph_sport (@telegraph_sport) May 2, 2017
Luke Keary (Sydney Roosters)
Maligned at South Sydney, Keary showed what he is made of with a stunning opening to the season where he jumped to an early Dally M Medal lead. His ability to play direct and with speed complements Mitchell Pearce perfectly. He has slowed a little but is still playing quality football, racking up eight try assists.
🏉 2017 BEST BUYS 🏉
— bet365_aus (@bet365_aus) May 3, 2017
Josh Addo-Carr (Melbourne)
The fastest man in the NRL, the ex-Tiger has created a potent wing pairing with Suliasi Vunivalu and has had few issues fitting into the Storm system. The flyer has crossed for seven tries already and looks to have a long representative future.
— Melbourne Storm (@storm) May 1, 2017
Nathan Brown (Parramatta)
The fiery prop has few frills about his game but plays with hardness and intensity, making him a favourite of coach Brad Arthur. The journeyman has seen a few clubs but has surely found a home at the Eels now as their unquestioned pack enforcer.
— DiperNews.Com (@dipernews) April 10, 2017
Cameron McInnes (St George Illawarra)
Few players have surprised more in 2017 than McInnes, who is now remarkably in the frame for the NSW Origin No.9 role. Having struggled immensely at Souths, few could have anticipated the impact McInnes would have at the Dragons, particularly in attack.
— NSW Rugby League 🏉 (@NSWRL) May 6, 2017
Jarrod Wallace (Gold Coast)
The talk of the Titans was that Kevin Proctor would be the man to stiffen their pack up but it has been Broncos recruit Jarrod Wallace who has had the biggest impact. Tough and uncompromising, Wallace has been quality and is an outside chance for a Queensland debut in a depleted front-row contingent.
Jarrod Wallace has to be in the mix for buy of the season. 109 metres and 23 tackles for the Titans prop in the first half #NRLSharksTitans
— Big League (@bigleaguemag) April 22, 2017