After a season where he cemented his position as the game's premier custodian, Darius Boyd hopes to reach even greater heights in 2017.
It looms as long season with a World Cup at the end of the year, yet two of the Broncos' biggest stars are ready to embrace the year ahead.
Whether they have a whole season under their belt or a handful of games these are 10 of the NRL's hottest prospects set to play in their second season of NRL.
Two years after his career threatened to be torn apart, Darius Boyd has been referred to as a "statesman of the game" by one of league's most respected figures.
2016 will be remembered for Cronulla's drought-breaker, a rivalry unlike any other and the continued emergence of the women's game according to David Middleton.
They're the edge weapons that are not only charged with a heavy defensive workload, but also running off their side's chief orchestrators in attack.
Five-eighths can come in many different shapes and sizes but these are the five men we've nominated as the best of the best heading into the 2017 season.
When you become an NRL club member, you become part of the family of your club. You're close as kin to the players, the coach, the stadium and other members.
They play one of the most important positions on the field both in attack and defence and there is no shortage of great custodians in the game today.
The retirement of Fantasy legend Corey Parker means there's potential for a breakout Fantasy star in 2017. Lone Scout runs his eye over Brisbane's roster.