Being named as one of two Captains in the pre-season must have worked wonders for Boyd Cordner, who would go on to have a massive year for the Roosters and at representative level.
His high standard of play at first grade level was rewarded well throughout the season, most notably being the first Rooster to be named as the New South Wales Blues Captain since Brad Fittler.
After dealing with a niggling injury throughout the State Of Origin series, Cordner was given some time to rest and train to get himself right before pushing forwards with the back end of the season, which also happened to be eventful.
He drew a clutch penalty against the Sharks with a big run to claim the Roosters first win over the defending Premiers since 2014, scored the game winner against the Titans in Round 26 and was one of our best in the finals series.
At the season's end, he was named the Jack Gibson Medalist at the Sydney Roosters Awards Night for the second time in his career.
He would go on to be named in the Kangaroos squad for the Rugby League World Cup as the Vice Captain.
SEASON STATS | BOYD CORDNER
GAMES PLAYED: 18 | TRIES: 5 | LINE BREAKS: 8 | TACKLES: 539 | RUNNING METRES: 2752
FAN VOTED MAN OF THE MATCH: Rounds 4, 7, 9, 13, 25 and 26 (SEASON LEADER)
PHOTO OF THE YEAR | ROUND 25
Captain Boyd Cordner draws a penalty to give his side the chance to win the game against the Cronulla Sharks.