After a fantastic 2017 Austbrokers Canberra CRC season, we will begin a segment in which we will pick our Team of the Year.
First up, is the fullback position where there are a number of high quality candidates.
Fullback: Ryan McQueen (West Belconnen Warriors)
Starting the season in the unfamiliar position of halfback, McQueen starred for a struggling Warriors outfit before reverting to his favored fullback position in the second half of the season.
With the captain back in his familiar position, the Warriors improved markedly as they launched a strong run towards the finals.
During this run towards the finals, McQueen scored an incredible nine tries in seven games but it wasn’t enough as West Belconnen narrowly missed a finals berth.
Overall, the 22-year-old scored 12 tries for the season with two hattricks for the season.
Contenders: Andrew Swaffield (Yass Magpies), Jake Wheeler (Queanbeyan Blues), Tyler Cornish (Goulburn Workers Bulldogs)