Another of the Cowboys crop of young guns who have come up through the club’s pathways system, 22-year-old forward Patrick Kaufusi continued to make strides in his NRL career after debuting in 2015.
Playing limited minutes off the bench in a side stacked with back-row talent, Kaufusi took his limited opportunities with both hands, often battling with John Asiata for that fourth spot on the interchange bench.
A strong ball runner, Kaufusi was efficient across his 12 matches, which included a block of six straight games in the middle part of the season.
Average game time: 22 minutes
Run metres: 739 (62m per match)
Average tackles: 12
Tackle breaks: 6