Cooper Cronk, Shaun Johnson and Johnathan Thurston all earned their place in NRL.com's top 10.

Who are the best halfbacks in the game? The best fullbacks? The best forward packs? The best playmaking spines?

We in the NRL.com office had some healthy debate and entered our votes for the players we ranked as the game's best in each position heading into the 2017 NRL Telstra Premiership season. Click the links below for each of our rankings.

Top five fullbacks in the NRL 

Top five wingers in the NRL 

Top five centres in the NRL 

Top five five-eights in the NRL 

Top five halfbacks in the NRL 

Top five props in the NRL 

Top five hookers in the NRL 

Top five second-rowers in the NRL 

Top five locks in the NRL 

Top five 'back fives' in the NRL 

Top five forward packs in the NRL 

Top five playmaking spines in the NRL