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So who made our NRL team of the year in 2015?

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ROOSTERS excitement machine Roger Tuivasa-Scheck and destructive Melbourne prop Jessie Bromwich were APN's standout performers of 2015 as they carved out their metres in starkly different styles week after week.

Warriors-bound Tuivasa-Scheck obliterated his rivals in metres made and in a number of other key attacking categories with his explosiveness off the mark, his dazzling sidestep and remarkable vision, while Bromwich bashed and barged his way through defences with sheer strength and power.

The pair made APN's team of the week eight times, with the only player coming close - Parramatta winger and human highlight reel, Semi Radradra, who made seven appearances during the season.

After more than 15,000 minutes of NRL action over 26 weeks this is APN's 2015 team of the year.

Fullback: Roger Tuivasa-Scheck (Roosters) - RTS was simply out of this league and clearly has taken his game to new heights. The sky is the limit for this kid.

Wing: Semi Radradra (Parramatta) - Oh boy how good is this guy. Missed several weeks with injury but still smashed the Zip Zip Man Steve Ella as Parramatta's leading try scorer in a single season.

Centre: Will Chambers (Melbourne) - Has become very professional and is strong all round in attack and defence.

Centre: Jamie Lyon (Manly) - Manly didn't have the best of seasons but Lyon came out every week and put in big time for his teammates. Inspirational player.

Wing: Valentine Holmes (Cronulla) - Highly exciting talent with so many skills there is no telling how good he will become in time. Wonderful finisher.

Five-eighth: Anthony Milford (Broncos) - Took him a little time to settle and while he lacks consistency, when he is on he is a serious x-factor for Brisbane.

Halfback: Johnathan Thurston (North Queensland) and Ben Hunt (Brisbane) - Thurston is still the master but Hunt is showing he will one day take over the mantle.

Prop: Jessie Bromwich (Melbourne) - Number one prop in the game.

Hooker: Cameron Smith (Melbourne) and Jaker Granville (North Queensland) - Very different No.9s but both have a huge impact on their teams.

Prop: Aaron Woods (Wests Tigers) - His hard running and off-loading and strong defence earned him NSW Origin selection.

2nd row: Alex Glenn (Brisbane) - One of the game's most under-rated players and his work ethic is as good as any player running around.

2nd row: Gavin Cooper (North Queensland) - In the Glenn mould and has a wonderful affinity with Thurston.

Lock: Corey Parker (Brisbane) - Pipped Trent Merrin and Paul Gallen with his astonishing love of work and his ability to off-load in traffic.

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