After making a successful return from an ACL injury in 2016, Jared Waerea-Hargreaves came into the new season injury free and ready to fire right from the opening round.

To kick off 2017, Waerea-Hargreaves played his milestone 150th NRL match against the Gold Coast Titans. 

It was the start of a great season for the big man, being one of just two players to play every single game for the Tricolours in the season. 

As per usual, he led with the front foot all year long and set the platform in the forward position. 

His good form was rewarded with a return to the Kiwis squad and a bruising highlight reel.

SEASON STATS | JARED WAEREA-HARGREAVES

GAMES: 26 | LINE BREAKS: 2 | TRY ASSISTS: 2 | RUNNING METRES: 3507 | TACKLES: 808

PHOTO OF THE YEAR | POST FEND

After a monster fend on Elijah Taylor, Jared Waerea-Hargreaves sprints into open space before finding Connor Watson, triple-pumping the pass and sending him over.

FAN VOTED MAN OF THE MATCH | ROUND 10 V BULLDOGS

RUNNING METRES: 200 | TACKLES: 29 | KICK RETURN METRES: 105