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NRL's best of the best in 2019

NRL DALLY M TEAM OF THE YEAR

Fullback: James Tedesco (Sydney Roosters)

Claimed the most points of any player this decade to claim his maiden Dally M. Led the NRL for linebreaks (29), tackle busts (134) and average run metres (188).

Wing: Ken Maumalo (Warriors)

Was an absolute monster for the Warriors on the left wing with 17 tries and 20 line breaks. Went within a whisker of keeping the Ken Irvine Medal in New Zealand.

Centre: Latrell Mitchell (Sydney Roosters)

The most crucial cog in the most dangerous left edge in the competition. Fended off defenders at will at times in 2019 to prove his status at the best centre in the game.

Five-Eighth: Cameron Munster (Melbourne)

Retains his crown from last year. Now the undisputed best five-eighth in the game after a stunning season for the Storm as the leader of their next generation.

Halfback: Mitchell Moses (Parramatta)

The best season by a Parramatta halfback in a long time. Set up 31 tries as he helped the Eels to their first finals win in a decade.

Prop: Payne Haas (Brisbane)

Rewarded for his bullocking charges as he played big minutes and made big metres for the Broncos. Also won the NRL rookie of the year award.

Hooker: Cameron Smith (Melbourne Storm)

The NRL's best hooker for a ridiculous eighth time. Finished second in the Dally M count with 31 points, which would have been enough to claim the top gong in most seasons this decade.

Second Row: John Bateman (Canberra)

Had barely been heard of by most when he arrived at the Raiders in the pre-season but is now a cult hero in Canberra. Has got through a tonne of work on the edge and offers plenty of ball-playing skills.

Lock: Cameron Murray (South Sydney)

Continues to punch well above his weight in the middle. Made his State of Origin debut in a stellar 2019 where he also led the Rabbitohs for one-on-one tackles and offloads.

Interchange - Brandon Smith - Melbourne Storm

Again proved he is a star in the making at Melbourne with a sensational season off the bench. Offered vital utility value in a position growing in importance.

Coach: Craig Bellamy (Melbourne)

Wasn't one of the favourites but is a well deserved accolade considering Melbourne finished six points clear of the rest of the competition. It marks the fifth time he has won the award.