19 stars for 2019 | Kotoni Staggs

Very few would have known who Kotoni Staggs was in the early stages of the 2018 season but many would now suggest he's one to watch for the future after a breakout year for the Broncos.

While it was the battle of Latrell Mitchell and James Roberts which caught the eye of the Roosters and Broncos Round 8 clash, Staggs made sure he wasn't a forgotten man when he made his NRL debut on the same evening.

Mitchell had a blistering start in the first-half but the Broncos returned serve through Staggs, who gave a brilliant individual effort to score a memorable debut try and set Suncorp Stadium alight.

His efforts on the other side of the ball were just as influential, and quickly made a name for himself with another eight first-games later in the season – proving to be a more than handy utility.

He's a hard-working second-rower whose efforts in defence are matched with impressive speed and footwork, with his success in 2018 rewarded with selection in Brad Fittler's Emerging Blues squad.

He reaped the rewards at seasons end with selection for the Junior Kangaroos squad,  and will be looking to lock down a regular spot in the Broncos top grade with a big pre-season.

He provides perfect depth to the Broncos outside backs and will certainly push for an NRL start if 2018 was anything to go by.