Best player: Most people would say Robbie Farah, especially his first 15 rounds or so, but I'm going with David Nofoaluma. He has consistently outplayed his opposite number and has busted more tackles than any other winger in the competition. A shining light in a dark season.
Best up-and-comer: Nofoaluma would be, but he's not considered after being chosen as best player overall. Suasao Sue takes it out. The Macquarie Fields Hawks junior played 16 games in a row after his debut in round six and improved with each run. His powerful hit-ups and safe, yet crushing, defence was a real feature in the middle of the ruck and he looks the real deal. Expect 2014 to be a huge year for him.
Highlight: The debut of Luke Brooks. He was only allowed one game because of salary cap problems but that's all Tigers' fans needed to get excited about next year. It showed the wraps on him are warranted and it showed he can handle them. Next year suddenly looked more promising after round 24 against the Dragons.
Lowlight: Benji Marshall. He's given the club, and us fans, so much. But this year he didn't deliver his usual brilliance. Instead, we saw a man who looked like he didn't want to be out there. Whatever happened behind the scenes, it showed in front of the stands and it is a shame his legacy might not be as positive as it should have been.
Best buy: Slim pickings, but I'll go with Bodene Thompson.
When fit, he looked to strengthen the team.
Worst buy: Braith Anasta himself would admit he hasn't performed well this year. He's gone from the Roosters captain to a player who many question why he continues to be picked in first grade. Hopefully next year he can be the player he once was.