The Combinations that could make or Break a season. The Combination the coaches choose could decide their fate.
We rank the predicted 2017 NRL halves combination 1-16
16 Newcastle Knights
Brock Lamb & Trent Hodkinson
Hodkinson has been criticised for a lack of creativity. At his best Hodkinson have quality kicking game and can control a game well and he will need to be at his best in 2017, with the loss of Jarrod Mullen and youngster Brock Lamb expected to get the first crack at partnering Hodkinson.
15 St. George Ilawarra
Gareth Widdop & Jai Field
Paul McGregor may go ‘ALL IN’ on young gun Jai Field, hoping that he could reignite St George Illawarra’s attack and save Paul McGregor’s NRL coaching career.
Along with Gareth Widdop this is Mary’s last season to get it right or else!
14 Wests Tigers
Luke Brooks & Mitchell Moses
The young halves combination of Brooks and Moses will benefit from another season playing together under their belts. Both have huge potential and the Tigers faithful will be hopeful these two young guns can put it altogether.
13 Gold Coast Titans
Kane Elgey & Ash Taylor
Ash Taylor proved in 2016 that he has what it takes to match it with the best in the NRL. 2017 will see the return of another young gun, who has been cruelled with back-to-back knee injuries. Kane Elgey has enormous talent, but it make take a few games for these two to form a lethal combination.
12 Canberra Raiders
Blake Austin & Aiden Sezer
Sezer has a quality kicking game, which will allow Austin to how can open a game up quickly, running the ball. Injuries have kept this partnership from developing into one of deadliest combinations in the game.
11 Penrith Panthers
Te Maire Martin & Nathan Cleary
The Penrith Panther fans and the entire NRL for that matter can not wait for the season to kick off to see these two play rugby league together again. Expect these two to race up the rankings in 2017, especially with a massive talented forward pack in front of them.