3. Josh Papalii – Canberra Raiders
The leader of the Canberra forward pack has taken his game to another level this year. He is one of the competition leaders in post-contact metres, and will be a handful for the Roosters’ defence all night. Throughout the year he has saved some of his best performances for the big games. He scored the game-winning try against the Storm earlier this season, and did the same against the Rabbitohs last week to get the Raiders into the Grand Final. Don’t be surprised if he crosses the stripe again in the biggest game of the year.