This year's resurrection of The People's Choice Group 10 Team Of The Yearcontinues with the second-rowers, the edge forwards that often cause so much carnage for opposition defensive lines.
Some of the form players in the competition played on the edge this year, so theCentral Western Daily's experts didn't have an easy job picking up just eight nominees.
Only two can make the cut though, cast your vote.
1 JACK SIEJKA (Bathurst Panthers)
A real firebrand, Siejka certainly won't back down from anyone, ever, and once again added a real intimidation factor to the Panthers' right edge.
He had probably his best year in 2019 and that's saying something considering how good he's been in the past, and continued his trend of providing incredible attacking spark down that right edge, crossing for 12 tries this season.
His combination with halfback Doug Hewitt had plenty to do with that but you can't underestimate Siejka's knowledge and experience, because the angles and lines he takes were a huge reason he scored those tries, and opened things up for his outside men too.
2 TALON HODGE (Orange Hawks)
Hodge has been an incredible find for the two blues and after a strong season in 2018 he went to another level this year, firmly establishing himself among Group 10's top echelon of forwards.
He was an imposing presence and was incredibly strong with the ball and in contact, but his work rate and willingness was his biggest asset in 2019 and that's what made him so effective.
He was one you'd regularly see busting his gut through Hawks' exit sets as much as their attacking raids and that can't be said of a lot of edge men.
3 ETHAN BEREYNE (Orange CYMS)
We're not sure what captain-coach Dom Maley said to this bloke at the start of the season, but whatever it was it worked because he was, somewhat unexpectedly, among CYMS' best week-in, week-out.
During his stints with other sides and in the 15-man code he was obviously talented and looked like he could be quite damaging if he wanted to be, but instead he was usually lazy and seemed more concerned with producing a highlight-reel play or two than anything else.
Well, he proved just how damaging he can be in 2019 and he did it playing big minutes amid the green and golds' injury plagued season. Produced those highlight-reel efforts on both sides of the ball but to go with it his work-rate was high and he was efficient.
Maley rightfully sung his praises all year and he's proven how good he can be, the challenge will be backing that up in 2020 now.
4 GREG ALDERSON (Lithgow Workies)
Won Workies' player-of-the-year in 2019 and deservedly so, he was outstanding again for the Lithgow side and was a big reason for their surge to the top five.
Like most of the back-rowers among this group of nominees he's consistent, damaging and gets through a bucketload of work, and he's just so tough to stop when his side are on the front foot.
That's proven by the amount of tries he scored in 2019, including a whopping haul of four in Workies' 54-18 demolition of Orange CYMS in round 14.
5 BLAKE SEAGER (Bathurst Panthers)
In a pack that included Siejka and his brother Brent, Seager often flew under the radar but he was absolutely among the men in black's best all year.
Has a massive motor and his work-rate week-to-week was monumental, proving a massive handful and connecting beautifully with his halves and left-edge outside men, as seen by the fact Kevin Murray and Louis Murphy were both among the side's leading try-scorers this year.
His best performance of 2019 was probably the grand final and he couldn't have been far away from the Dave Scott Medal, which Brent ended up claiming for a second consecutive year.
6 RAKAI TUHEKE (Orange Hawks)
Western's reigning MVP and largely considered the best back-rower in Group 10 in recent years, it's still quite hard to fathom how he can be so destructive considering he's genuinely undersized in this competition.
While he predominantly played on the right and continued his incredible combination with five-eighth Willie Heta, the two combined for countless tries this season, Tuheke did roam quite a bit through Hawks' attacking sets and that helped provide an air of unpredictability about him and the side.
He was excellent when he was at Blayney but he's taken his game to a different level since he signed with Hawks, once again shifting up another gear in 2019.
7 JAKE DAWE (Oberon Tigers)
Like the Tigers' front-row nominee in Luke Christie-Johnston this bloke's another one who just went all day in 2019, never let anyone down and played his role, and there's plenty to be said about that kind of edge forward in this competition.
Honestly, there's not much else to be said about Dawe other than to highlight that consistency, he was just very good.
8 ROBERT LANE (Blayney Bears)
Blayney's struggles weren't a secret and they haven't been for a number of years, but Lane's addition was a good one in 2019.
He was prone to lazy spells defensively but by and large was excellent on the Bears' left edge and the combination he struck up with Steve Lane was fruitful, they connected for plenty of Blayney's tries this season and even without the wily, veteran half he was a handful for every side.
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