6. Josh McCrone (Mounties)
Rewarded for a stellar season with minor premiers Mounties, Josh McCrone moves to St. George-Illawarra Dragons on a new two-year deal.
McCrone was a rock for Mounties with consistent first-rate performances week in, week out, that drove the side to the top of the table.
McCrone’s winning combination with halves partner Mitch Cornish provided Mounties a strong platform, as they provided plenty of opportunities for their backs to capitalise in attack.
At 28 years of age, the seven-year veteran has shown he will just keep getting better.
7. Mitch Cornish (Mounties)
McCrone’s partner in crime, Mitch Cornish, was just as deserving of receiving team-of-the-year honours.
Receiving a one-year deal with the Parramatta Eels next season, Cornish brilliantly directed Mounties around the park, winning 14 games with two draws and a league-best six losses.
Playing 15 NRL games since making his NRL debut in 2014 with the Canberra Raiders, the 22-year-old halfback promises to continue to rise in the ranks of first grade.
With both halves departing, Mounties face a huge void to fill in the halves for next season.
Each day this week we’ll analyse the best performers of the season. Click here to view the full 2015 VB NSW Cup Team of the Year.