Top Five Fullbacks In The NRL
They play one of the most important positions on the field both in attack and defence and there is no shortage of great custodians in the game today. The NRL.com staff entered their votes to come up with the best five fullbacks in the NRL.
5. Matt Moylan
2016 stats: 4 tries, 21 try assists, 5 line breaks, 53 tackle breaks, 114 metres per game
The 2016 season saw the complete arrival of prodigious talent Matt Moylan, who captained Penrith to a sixth-placed finish, played all three games for NSW in State of Origin and also made his international debut for Australia in a 54-12 rout of Scotland. His 21 try assists in the NRL Telstra Premiership was easily the most for a fullback, and was also third highest across the whole competition with only Johnathan Thurston and Cooper Cronk setting up more four-pointers. Moylan's speed, footwork and ability to ball-play makes him the complete package.
4. Billy Slater
2016 stats: Was injured in Round 1
There is no question that Billy Slater is one of the greatest fullbacks the game has ever seen, but he has only managed eight games in the last two seasons (just one in 2016) due to injury. There are hopes he'll be right to go for the Storm in 2017 from Round 1, with Cameron Munster set to shift to five-eighth. Slater is the best organisational fullback in rugby league and will be looking to make amends for a couple of lost seasons. At full flight, there isn't a better fullback in the world. We hope he returns to his best in 2017.