NRL Teams No.1 Hooker Ranked after 17 Rounds


Every play starts at dummy half in modern rugby league.

But as the role becomes more diverse than ever before with tackling machines and silky playmakers slotting in, ranking them has never been harder.

But we have given it a shot and ranked each Teams No.1 hooker after 17 rounds of the NRL

16 Cameron King (Eels)

Lacks the fundamental skill of dummy-half play; passing.

Has a zippy running style and tackles all day. But Expect the Eels to be on the market for a quality No.9 this offseason.

15 Peter Wallace (Panthers)

One of the coaching masterstrokes last season was shifting Peter Wallace into dummy-half.

His ball playing skills matched perfectly with the young and unorthodox halves pairing at Penrith that wouldn’t work without him. Unfortunately his knees can no longer bare the workload of NRL and force Wallace into early retirement. His ranking has suffered because of this!

14 Robbie Farah (Wests Tigers)

Mid-season switch actually back to his old stomping ground looks to have worked out pretty well.

Farah back starting, ticks most boxes in his position and for the Tigers. Expect his ranking to climb as the season moves along.

13 Slade Griffin (Knights)

The Knight could be a victim of circumstance. Poor bloke works hard, but nothing seems to go right at the moment.

Making his Test debut for New Zealand in Denver, Colorado, Knights hooker Slade Griffin was reminded of what a cruel game rugby league can be, when scans on Sunday confirmed he had suffered a devastating injury and would require his fourth knee reconstruction in the space of six years.

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