Five players who've had undeniably stellar seasons are in the running for the Rugby League Players’ Association's top individual honour.
The RLPA on Thursday announced a star-studded list of finalists for The Players’ Champion with players from across the Telstra Premiership voting for Nathan Cleary, Luke Keary, Josh Papalii, James Tedesco and Roger Tuivasa-Sheck as the five best performers in 2020.
The winner of the prestigious award will be announced live on Nine’s coverage of the grand final on Sunday, October 25.
Cleary has enjoyed a superb season, leading Penrith's push to the minor premiership and just one win away from a place in the title decider.
The other finalist set to take the field this weekend in the preliminary finals is Papalii, with the Canberra prop the only forward to feature on the list after an outstanding campaign for the Green Machine.