This year's resurrection of The People's Choice Group 10 Team Of The Year begins with the front-rowers.
You'll never see a successful Group 10 side's that foundations aren't built on the back of a barnstorming front-rower or two and that proved true of 2019, with a number of the Central Western Daily's nominations here coming from the top five outfits.
Seriously, there's some ridiculous props in this group, but eight must become two so have your say by voting for any two of these nominees, or adding your own.
1 BRENT SEAGER (Bathurst Panthers)
He was the best prop in Group 10 this year and arguably has been for a number of years, he led Panthers to the grand final and then won his second consecutive Dave Scott Medal for man-of-the-match in their 9-8 win.
'Nuff said, if he doesn't get voted into this side we'll do away with the concept out of principle.
2 ETHAN McKELLAR (Orange Hawks)
Was huge in his first season in Group 10 last year before injury cut his year short, but the NSW Country under-23 bookend went to another level in 2019.
While the two blues' season didn't finish the way they'd have liked, a huge reason they got as far as they did was the punch McKellar helped provide through the middle.
Was forced to play big minutes after Hawks lost a number of their huge impact players from last year, but that never hampered him.
3 BLAKE TIDSWELL (Cowra Magpies)
Tidswell's the heart and soul of the Magpies, not just their pack either.
His work up front was crucial to a side that was plagued by injuries early in the season and his leadership was probably even more important.
With Josh Rainbow forced into retirement and Jeremy Gordon hurt for the start of the season, it was easy to write Cowra off but under Tidswell's captaincy they at least gave themselves a chance to play finals footy, even if they did ultimately miss the five.
4 CAM JONES (Orange CYMS)
Has he ever had a bad game?
Jones, a genuine unsung hero in CYMS' recent successes, was once again a picture of consistency throughout 2019 and despite his side struggling at times, he never did.
Had a bigger workload than in previous years at times as a number of CYMS' forwards seemingly dropped like flies throughout an injury-plagued season, provided his usual go-forward and his play-the-ball speed gave hooker Ryan Griffin plenty of opportunity.
5 GREG BEHAN (Lithgow Workies)
Behan was ready to hang up the boots before landing at Tony Luchetti Sportsground in May, and even though he only played a tick over half the season for Workies it's impossible to leave him out of this group.
Before Behan arrived they'd won just one game and were languishing in eighth.
They only lost four more all season, including the minor semi-final, and while Behan certainly wasn't alone in inspiring their run to fourth he played a gigantic role in it.
6 LUKE CHRISTIE-JOHNSTON (Oberon Tigers)
He's had a big motor but Christie-Johnston simply didn't stop in 2019, he couldn't afford to really with captain-coach Josh Starling missing a hunk of the season.
That forced Christie-Johnston to shoulder more responsibility and even though Oberon battled through 2019 he made his presence felt again, trucking it up all day, never letting anyone down and getting the Tigers on the front foot.
7 SAM COYTE (Orange Hawks)
As the likes of Sia Nemani, Saul Houma and Tatafu Na'anuimotu moved on, Coyte suddenly became Hawks' biggest forward and the role of enforcer was thrust him, he lifted and passed the test with flying colours though.
Although he was still prone to a brain snap every now and then he kept his discipline for the most part, which had been his biggest problem in the past.
Battled with injury toward the end of the year, but did more enough to warrant inclusion in this list. In fact, you'd almost go as far as calling him this year's breakout player.
8 AIDAN WOODS (Mudgee Dragons)
Let's talk resilience here, because Woods didn't miss a game in 2019.
Seager did the same for Panthers and with props boasting that kind of endurance and grit, it's not surprising they both fronted on grand final day.
With flashier, ball-playing forwards like the Chanse and Casey Burgess around him, Woods was huge in setting the Dragons' foundation and allowing their backs to be unleashed.
Deservedly picked up the side's players' player gong this year too.
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