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Mary's Magic Men: Top 10 revealed

Mary's Magic Men: Top 10 revealed

This story was first written for and published by the Daily Telegraph.

1. Jackson Hastings (Sydney Roosters) - At rookie price and we have already had a good look at him.  Hastings will be the centre of the Sydney Roosters attack at the beginning of the season and will take shots at goal.  What more do you want for your number one pick?  The problem is everyone will have him.

2. Sam Burgess (South Sydney Rabbitohs) - Very well priced based on 2014 form. A standout gun with tackle busts, off loads, tries and try assists.  An 80 minute workhorse who is the main man of the Rabbitohs pack. 

3. Teddy Tedesco (Wests Tigers) - An NRL SuperCoach gun and his statistics speak for themselves.  He has tries, try assists, line breaks, hit ups, tackle breaks and off loads - essentially he has it all.  At 0.928 PPM, he is the go to player for the Wests Tigers and is set to continue improving. 

4. Anthony Milford (Brisbane Broncos) - An NRL SuperCoach gun who I am expecting to be in the top 10 NRL SuperCoach scorers in 2016.  He will be further improved from his first season at five eighth and has a gun team to rack up a stack of NRL SuperCoach points. 

5. Jayden Nikorima (Sydney Roosters) - At rookie price and I was very impressed from what I saw in the World Cup challenge.  A great elusive runner who should be able to rack up attacking points.  He will build up value and will be a great cash cow trade out option when Pearce returns. 

6. Paul Gallen (Cronulla Sharks) - I was not going to pick PG13 initially but have gravitated toward him.  He is an NRL SuperCoach gun and his ability to do endless hit ups, tackle like a machine, gain metres and offload is beyond question.  He is the most reliable captain selection early on and will add balance to my team which will have several rookies in key positions.

7. Corey Parker (Brisbane Broncos) - Another NRL SuperCoach gun who I was trying to stay clear of in initial team selections but CP13 is too good to go past and an NRL SuperCoach God.  I am expecting him to increase his offloads in 2016.  The only thing that may make me reconsider is if there are not enough rookies named on Team List Tuesday. 

8. Jaelen Feeney (Newcastle Knights) - You need key rookies in your team and Feeney is in a key position and has secured the full back position for the Knights early on.  I am hoping he manages to retain his spot, build value and be available for round 12 bye coverage. 

9. Daly Cherry Evans (Manly Sea Eagles) - No Keiran Foran and the play maker in a much stronger Manly squad.  He has disappointed in the past but I can’t go past him at the price.  I would ideally like to have three gun halves, but this year with the all rookies available, two is the most I can rationalise. 

10. Michael Gordon (Parramatta Eels) - He is reliable, is a gun goal kicker and is available for key bye coverage.  I believe Gordon will build his attacking stats as the season progresses and it will not surprise me if he ends up being a keeper for 2016.


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