He's not short on size, strength or raw talent, and this year the enigmatic Idris could be the man to take a new-look Panthers side to the next level.
Wed 22 January 2014, 6:00AM Tony Webeck | Source: NRL.com
He's good enough to have played Origin football as a teenager, but after two years out of the game can Will Hopoate revive Parramatta's fortunes?
Tue 21 January 2014, 6:00AM Chris Kennedy | Source: NRL.com
Sonny Bill Williams drew the plaudits and Michael Jennings earned a Test spot, but was James Maloney the Roosters' most vital signing last season?
Mon 20 January 2014, 9:00AM Chris Kennedy | Source: NRL.com
Anthony Millford might be Brisbane-bound in 2015, but this season the hugely talented Samoa star has the ability to revive Canberra's fortunes.
Fri 17 January 2014, 6:00AM Chris Kennedy | Source: NRL.com
The Knights skipper has the ability to help Newcastle become contenders this season, but he has to be able to stay on the field first.
Thu 16 January 2014, 6:00AM Matt Encarnacion | Source: NRL.com
Manly's tribe of ageing warriors proved plenty of doubters wrong last season and Anthony Watmough will be a key to whether they can do it again in 2014.
Wed 15 January 2014, 6:00AM Chris Kennedy | Source: NRL.com
He's been among the stars for England and the Melbourne Storm, but can Gareth Widdop become a leader for the new-look Dragons in 2014?
Tue 14 January 2014, 6:00AM Tony Webeck | Source: NRL.com
It's difficult to recall a more rapid career ascent than the one 114kg behemoth Andrew Fifita managed with apparent ease at Cronulla in 2013.
Mon 13 January 2014, 7:00AM Nigel Wall | Source: NRL.com