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Top 50 Players In The NRL: 10-1

Dominic Brock, Production Editor‌‌, ‌‌‌

Burgess,S scores try 170702-03 have come to the end of this year's top 50 players list, ranking the best of the best in the NRL. The list simply ranks the best players in the game – not the best players of the 2017 season.

In terms of representative stats, Queensland has the most inclusions in the list with 20 inclusions, ahead of New South Wales with 19. There are seven New Zealanders in the list, and four Englishmen. 

Halves were the dominant position in the list with 13, ahead of fullbacks (nine), props, second-rowers and locks (seven each), hookers (four), centres (two) and lone winger Jordan Rapana.

Here are the players rank as the best of the best in the NRL:

10. Sam Burgess (2016 Rank: 13)


The Rabbitohs may have had another season to forget but Burgess once again established himself as one of the game's most dominant players in 2017. The only player in the NRL to lead his club in run metres, offloads and tackles this season, Burgess has twice the workrate of a typical NRL forward and remains a brutally effective ball-runner – crossing for five tries in each of the last two seasons. He'll be the key man for England's World Cup campaign at the end of the year.

9. Paul Gallen (2016 rank: 7)
8. Daly Cherry-Evans (2016 rank: 23)
7. James Tedesco (2016 rank: 15)
6. Darius Boyd (2016 rank: 11)
5. Billy Slater (2016 rank: 12)
4. Jason Taumalolo (2016 rank: 9)
3. Cooper Cronk (2016 rank: 3)
2. Johnathan Thurston (2016 rank: 2)
1. Cameron Smith (2016 rank: 1)