The 2017 NRL season is now officially over and the Melbourne Storm confirmed their status as the best team all season, so what better time to do our 2017 NRL Season Review.
We go through the 2017 NRL Season as only we can, thorough and brief at the same time.
Our Team of the Year is selected, as well as some other awards. Included also is the shortest possible team by team review of their respective 2017 NRL Seasons.
So after our weekly Kick to Comes throughout the season we sign off with out Kick Has Come 2017 NRL Season review.
CLUB OF THE YEAR
WINNER Melbourne Storm – Too good and too everything
North Queensland Cowboys – Sensational finals run belied their injury toll.
Newcastle Knights – May have finished last but played their hearts out all season. Unlike many other clubs.
Parramatta Eels – Deserved top 4 finish, and will hopefully build for next season.
THE MELBOURNE STORM TRANSFORMATION OF YET ANOTHER PLAYER OF THE YEAR AWARD
WINNER Josh Addo-Carr
REVELATION OF THE YEAR
Cameron Munster at Five Eighth for Queensland Origin
WINNER – Michael Morgan as Jonathan Thurston’s replacement and at Centre in Origin.
WORST PIECE OF NRL RUBBISH
NRL Marvel Super Hero Round.
Channel Nein Proudly Presents Sunday Afternoon Rugby League.
State of Origin affected 4-5 game rounds.
“WINNER” – The NRL in general around Origin time. Stand alone needed NOW.
SURPRISE OF THE YEAR
WINNER – North Queensland finals run.
Parramatta Top 4 finish.
Tim Gladsby playing State of Origin. Although can’t argue with results.
NSW thrashing of Queensland in Brisbane in Game One.
NON SURPRISE OF THE YEAR
NSW Origin selecting Mitchel Pearce and expecting something different.
NSW talking dynasty after 1 big win only to lose series.
Robbie Farah to Souths didn’t quite work out.
WINNER – Jarryd Hayne on the Gold Coast didn’t quite work out either, and another coach is gone.
People talked up NZ Warriors as a dark horse and they did nothing.
FIVE MOST DISAPPOINTING SEASONS
WINNER – Burgess Twins (Souths)
Kieran Foran (NZ)
Josh Papalii (Canberra)
Jarryd Hayne (Gold Coast)
THE JACK THE SLASHER PLAYER TRANSFER BARGAINS OF 2017
Nathan Brown – Eels
Cameron McInness – Dragons
Paul Vaughan – Dragons
WINNER – Luke Keary – Roosters
Tautau Moga – Broncos
Josh Addo-Carr – Storm
THE KIERAN MEYER ROOKIE OF THE YEAR
WINNER – Brodie Croft
THE CODY WALKER HARD YARDS BREAKTHROUGH OF THE YEAR
WINNER Ryley Jacks
TEAM OF THE YEAR
- Billy Slater
13. Jason Taomolo
- Paul Gallen
Coach: Craig Bellamy
A TEAM BY TEAM 2017 NRL SEASON REVIEW IN 10 WORDS OR SO
Way too good. Best all year. And more to come.
NORTH QUEENSLAND COWBOYS
Sensational finals run, sensational Michael Morgan. Pity for injuries.
Too Hot and Cold. Indecision over halves was killer.
Top 2 vast improvement. Dropped too much ball in finals.
Great late season run, hopefully NSW Origin don’t ruin Nathan Cleary.
Electrified fans with Top 4 finish. Primed for better next year.
Ptemiership hangover. Fact Gallen/Lewis are still best is worry.
MANLY SEA EAGLES
So Trent Barrett can coach. Future is Trbojevic.
ST GEORGE ILLAWARRA DRAGONS
Could/Should have made top 8 instead of Cowboys. Ruined great start to season.
Pre season promise. Too many under performers.
ZZZZZZZZZZZZ. Hopefully the new head coach pays off. Pardon the pun.
SOUTH SYDNEY RABBITOHS
Somehow became even more mediocre than last year. Someone had to go. Maguire this time around.
The “Big 4” really stuffed the club with their contract negotiations. You could argue the only one they kept is the least valuable.
GOLD COAST TITANS
You could blame it all on Jarryd Hayne, and we will.
Surprised with the depth of their disappointment in 2017. Surely won’t be anyone’s dark horse for 2018.
Tried so hard, had a great run of three straight wins, and the reinforcements coming for next year.