2 Andrew Ready (Brisbane City)
In an all-star squad for the NRC Champions, Ready would go pretty damn close to being my choice as their Player of the Year. Sure we saw some skills from the likes of Kuridrani, Kerevi and Frisby. No doubt that Schatz, Gill and Browning were classy. Ok, sure, in reality it would probably go to the City Skippa’ McDuling but Ready wouldn’t be far behind. The Tiger hooker demonstrated a massive ticker with a huge work rate and overall effectiveness across the park. Sure he had some big boppers either side of him, but he was also the cornerstone of a bloody powerful scrummaging unit too. Will be a part of the Reds EPS next year, but the coaches must be pretty damn confident that Ready is ready for higher honours should the need arise.