Rookie of the year race

JAHHW

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If Haas keeps up the form he is in now, he should be ROTY, MVP, an All Star, Allan Border Medalist, the Brownlow medalist and ring the Bell at Bells Beach.

The bloke is in another galaxy compared to the rest of the field.

FTR; Fifita would be bridesmaid if he were eligible.

There hasn’t been a forward that has as much potential as these 2 since Dave Taylor and what makes this even more exciting is that they both seem much more intelligent and laser focused than poor old Dave.
 

Big Pete

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Eligibles - Cannot have played more than three NRL matches the season prior. If a player made his debut the season before last, they're no longer eligible (aka the Taukeiaho rule). English Super League players are ineligible for the award.

Broncos
Patrick Carrigan
Xavier Coates
Thomas Dearden
Herbie Farnworth
Thomas Flegler
Payne Haas
Rhys Kennedy
Sean O'Sullivan
Keenan Palasia
Gehamat Shibasaki
Jake Turpin

Canberra
Emre Guler
Corey Horsburgh
Sebastian Kris
Jack Murchie
Bailey Simonsson
Tom Starling
Hudson Young

Canterbury
Jayden Okunbor
Brandon Wakeham

Cronulla
Blayke Brailey
Kyle Flanagan
William Kennedy
Ronaldo Mulitalo
Briton Nikora
Bronson Xerri

Gold Coast Titans
Jesse Arthars
Jai Whitbread

Manly Sea Eagles
Cade Cust
Reuben Garrick
Abbas Miski
Corey Waddell

Melbourne Storm
Tino Fa'asuamaleaui
Justin Olam
Ryan Papenhuyzen
Marion Seve
Billy Walters

Newcastle Knights
Phoenix Crossland
Pasami Saulo

North Queensland Cowboys
Reuben Cotter
Scott Drinkwater
Mitchell Dunn
Murray Taulagi

Parramatta
Dylan Brown
Oregon Kaufusi
Ethan Parry
Maika Sivo
Ray Stone

Penrith
Caleb Aekins
Jed Cartwright
Mitchell Kenny
Liam Martin
Brent Naden
Brian To'o

South Sydney
Corey Allan
Tom Amone
Billy Brittain
Mawene Hiroti
Connor Tracey

St George Illawarra
Josh Kerr
Mikaele Ravalawa
Reece Robson

Sydney
Josh Curran
Poasa Faamausili
Lachlan Lam
Sitili Tupouniua
Sam Verrills

Warriors
Chanel Harris-Tavita
Patrick Herbert
Adam Keighran
Hayze Perham
Adam Pompey

Wests
Oliver Clark
Thomas Mikaele
Paul Momirovski
 

Foordy

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Haas was on 10 points when the Dally M was last public (leader was on 15). He is in contention for that, and would probably win it if he wasn't banned for the first four rounds given he is always one of the best on the field, so him winning ROY should be a formality.
he would still be eligible to win the Dally M, as it was a club imposed suspension for off-field behaviour, not a suspension imposed by the NRL for on field conduct
 

Big Pete

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Not only is Payne Haas the rookie of the year, he's better than any other other winner from the past decade including Daly Cherry-Evans. You would have to go back to Israel Folau to find anybody in his league and considering the way Izzy treated his career you could certainly argue he's got him and Hayne beat as well.

I'm sorry but there's no race or conversation to be had. Haas is streets ahead and if his season ended tomorrow (knock on wood) he'd still be head and shoulders the best candidate.
 

Unbreakable

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Eligibles - Cannot have played more than three NRL matches the season prior. If a player made his debut the season before last, they're no longer eligible (aka the Taukeiaho rule). English Super League players are ineligible for the award.

Broncos
Patrick Carrigan
Xavier Coates
Thomas Dearden
Herbie Farnworth
Thomas Flegler
Payne Haas
Rhys Kennedy
Sean O'Sullivan
Keenan Palasia
Gehamat Shibasaki
Jake Turpin

Canberra
Emre Guler
Corey Horsburgh
Sebastian Kris
Jack Murchie
Bailey Simonsson
Tom Starling
Hudson Young

Canterbury
Jayden Okunbor
Brandon Wakeham

Cronulla
Blayke Brailey
Kyle Flanagan
William Kennedy
Ronaldo Mulitalo
Briton Nikora
Bronson Xerri

Gold Coast Titans
Jesse Arthars
Jai Whitbread

Manly Sea Eagles
Cade Cust
Reuben Garrick
Abbas Miski
Corey Waddell

Melbourne Storm
Tino Fa'asuamaleaui
Justin Olam
Ryan Papenhuyzen
Marion Seve
Billy Walters

Newcastle Knights
Phoenix Crossland
Pasami Saulo

North Queensland Cowboys
Reuben Cotter
Scott Drinkwater
Mitchell Dunn
Murray Taulagi

Parramatta
Dylan Brown
Oregon Kaufusi
Ethan Parry
Maika Sivo
Ray Stone

Penrith
Caleb Aekins
Jed Cartwright
Mitchell Kenny
Liam Martin
Brent Naden
Brian To'o

South Sydney
Corey Allan
Tom Amone
Billy Brittain
Mawene Hiroti
Connor Tracey

St George Illawarra
Josh Kerr
Mikaele Ravalawa
Reece Robson

Sydney
Josh Curran
Poasa Faamausili
Lachlan Lam
Sitili Tupouniua
Sam Verrills

Warriors
Chanel Harris-Tavita
Patrick Herbert
Adam Keighran
Hayze Perham
Adam Pompey

Wests
Oliver Clark
Thomas Mikaele
Paul Momirovski
Haas, Nikora, Xerri, Sivo, Garrick, To'o are the only contenders imo. To'o hasn't played enough games, so you can put a line through him, Garrick & Sivo have a similar claim, both have played a majority of games for their side, scoring a lot of tries, etc. Xerri is a good player, but hasn't really had the statistical output good enough to make a real claim for it, has lots of down games, a little bit over-hyped by the Sydney media. Haas is the clear Rookie of the Year, with daylight 2nd.
 

Jedhead

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Wow when you look at the amount of players Broncos could have in contention for this one award its quite staggering.

Eleven players all vying for rookie of the year from one team!

We should get some sort of award for helping develop talent and introducing young kids to the NRL at least.

If we manage to keep them all together we're going to have an absolute unstoppable killer group in a few years time.
 

Sproj

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Haas, Nikora, Xerri, Sivo, Garrick, To'o are the only contenders imo. To'o hasn't played enough games, so you can put a line through him, Garrick & Sivo have a similar claim, both have played a majority of games for their side, scoring a lot of tries, etc. Xerri is a good player, but hasn't really had the statistical output good enough to make a real claim for it, has lots of down games, a little bit over-hyped by the Sydney media. Haas is the clear Rookie of the Year, with daylight 2nd.
Well summed up. Naden has been pretty impressive as well.

Rookie of the year side:

1. Paps
2. Ravalawa
3. Xerri
4. Naden
5. To’o
6. Brown
7. SOS
8. Haas (roty)
9. Turpin
10. Flegler
11. Nikora
12. Tino
13. Carrigan

Honorable mentions: Sivo, Brailey and Okunbor
 

BroncsFan

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Wow when you look at the amount of players Broncos could have in contention for this one award its quite staggering.

Eleven players all vying for rookie of the year from one team!

We should get some sort of award for helping develop talent and introducing young kids to the NRL at least.

If we manage to keep them all together we're going to have an absolute unstoppable killer group in a few years time.
The thing I thought was interesting were the dogs and titans... both teams have had wretched years yet each team has only debuted 2 rookie players each.

The season is gone and they're not looking to blood young guys to see who's built for the comp... both teams also under huge salary cap pressure and should be looking at value for money players; yet they continue to pick spud depth players.
 

Dee

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Haas is so far ahead of all the other rookies it's not even funny.

If he doesn't win ROTY then there's obviously some bias because even Stevie Wonder can see Haas is without a doubt the ROTY and probably the best front rower in the NRL currently.
 

Battler

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Wow when you look at the amount of players Broncos could have in contention for this one award its quite staggering.

Eleven players all vying for rookie of the year from one team!

We should get some sort of award for helping develop talent and introducing young kids to the NRL at least.

If we manage to keep them all together we're going to have an absolute unstoppable killer group in a few years time.
The media is now starting to care about juniors all of a sudden now that the turbo brothers are at risk of leaving manly.
 

Dazza 92

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The media is now starting to care about juniors all of a sudden now that the turbo brothers are at risk of leaving manly.
works both ways...maybe clubs are thinking they WILL get financial assistance if a team unearth 12 absolute gems of players who they'd like to keep as 1-club players...

All you have to do then...is start playing them in order to find who is a 'gem' or not..??

I dunno...probably haven't thought this through well...but yeh...
 

Super Freak

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He played Origin, that is a massive point of difference over the other candidates.
That's not really going to matter much, considering he did very little in his one game and was dropped after that one game.

I don't see how Haas could possibly be ahead of the rest, especially when you look at someone like Maika Sivo who is the current NRL top try-scorer.
 

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