Here’s our top six who we think will be on the winning side of the 2017 World Cup in Russia.
Sam Burgess, Carlton Carlton are a team on the rise, and their star midfielder Sam Burgess has been the key to their rise.
Burgess is the most valuable player in the club’s history, and his contract extension means he will be in line for another big payday.
He was voted AFL’s best player of the year last season, and it’s expected he will again be voted the league’s best in 2017.
Nathan Vardy, West Coast West Coast’s superstar winger Nathan Vydra has been a consistent and consistent player for the club over the last few years, but it will be a huge challenge for him to crack the top six.
Vydra is also one of the most versatile players in the game, able to play in half-forward, centre half-back and wing half-backs.
While he is no longer the team’s only ball-winner, he is arguably the most important ball-taker, as he’s averaging 10 goals a game.
Jack Gunston, North Melbourne North Melbourne’s captain Jack Gunst is one of football’s greatest captains, and he is only 23 years old.
Jack has led the Kangaroos to the finals three times, and a fifth-placed finish in the 2017 A-League finals would be a tremendous achievement.
Mark Blicavs, Port Adelaide Port Adelaide’s second-year midfielder Mark Biscavs is a player who is highly regarded around the country.
His form has been consistent, and the talented youngster is poised to be a big-time player for many years to come.
Sam Mitchell, North Sydney North Sydney’s star defender Sam Mitchell is another player that is highly respected around the football world.
Mitchell has made a habit of showing his class and commitment to the game and his reputation as a professional athlete is not far behind.
Matthew Boyd, Geelong Geelong’s big-bodied forward Matthew Boyd is another high-profile footballer who has become an important player for Geelong this season.
The highly-regarded Geelong star has been able to contribute in a variety of ways for the Cats this season, as well as in the AFL.