When things started clicking for Joseph Manu in 2018, the noise was loud and heard across the NRL.
Manu has been working hard on his game since debuting for the Club back in 2016, and this season was his first year playing a whole season.
He took some time to work his way into it, but when he did he set the NRL on fire with a string of outstanding football that lasted the remainder of the season.
He scored the final Roosters try in the NRL Grand Final and was rewarded with his first call up to the New Zealand Kiwis squad, where he had an outstanding game against the Australian Kangaroos in his first test.
PHOTO OF THE YEAR
Manu celebrates after scoring an impressive try in the NRL Grand Final.
OUTSTANDING PERFORMANCE OF THE YEAR
ROUND 21 V COWBOYS AT ALLIANZ STADIUM
KEY STATS: 1 try, 1 try assist, 6 tackle breaks, 82 running metres
Joseph Manu re-signed with the Club during the 2018 season and will look to fire from the opening siren of the season in 2019.