Number 7 – Maika Sivo – Maika Sivo hates to score tries. The absolute beast polled a massive 15 tries from 21 appearances last season and will definitely go one better next year. He’s the star of the show when it comes to the NRL, and will easily be one of the top 7 Most Watchable NRL Players in 2021.
Number 6 – Nathan Cleary – Nathan Cleary is huge for the Penrith Panthers. After scoring a try in the last 5 seconds of the Grand Final to almost win his team the game, there’s not much he can’t do. He was also an absolute gun in State of Origin, both offensively and defensively.
Number 5 – Ryan Papenhuyzen – Pap is last year’s Grand Final winner, and the Clive Churchill Medal Winner for best on ground in that match. He’s also the fastest player in the league, and is one of the top ground-coverers of the season. He’s 100% one to keep your eye on, as he readily improves every year from his 2019 debut.
Number 4 – Daly Cherry-Evans – Another Clive Churchill Medallist in the list, Cherry-Evans is one of only 4 players to receive the accolade on a losing Grand Final Team. If that doesn’t speak for itself, his State of Origin win this year should. He’s an absolute beast on field, and an absolute legend off. If you want to find your new favourite player in the NRL, look no further than the league’s best bloke in Daly Cherry-Evans.
Number 3 – James Tedesco – Tedesco will always be one to watch. He’s a part of one of the league’s most dominating teams in the Sydney Roosters, and will tear up the field next year. Tedesco is one of those players that just doesn’t quit. He’s constantly scoring, or tackling, and is one of the best offensive and defensive players in the league.
Number 2 – Josh Addo-Carr – JAC will get a try in almost every match you watch. He’s insane, leaping from the side of the ground to score miraculous points for the Melbourne Storm. One of the league’s most exciting players will always be Josh Addo-Carr, and he’s going to be even more watchable coming into 2021.
Number 1 – Harry Grant – Will he, won’t he, is the question on everyone’s lips coming into 2021. Nobody knows if he’ll sign with the Storm, or the Tigers, after making history to become the first player on loan to another club in 2020. One of the league’s best young stars is now searching for a bumper contract, and when he gets it, you better watch out!