You have skipped the navigation, tab for page content 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)

Acknowledgement of Country

South Sydney Rabbitohs respect and honour the Traditional Custodians of the land and pay our respects to their Elders past, present and future. We acknowledge the stories, traditions and living cultures of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples on the lands we meet, gather and play on.

Major Partner

Premier Partners

Platinum and Associate Partners