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So, we know the winner of the premiership. But who are the winners of the title of the best jersey?
You can click here to see every jersey from the 2018 NRL season. Once you have decided on the best, the worst, the most original and the most creative jersey, comment your picks in the section below.
In the meantime however, I reveal my picks:
Best jersey: Penrith Panthers alternate
I like this jersey the most purely because of how clean it is. The Panthers have done extremely well to contrast the background white and the black Panthers logo and then spiced it up with a three-colour combination which really adds character to the jersey.
Worst jersey: Manly Sea Eagles women in league
What on earth have Manly done here? Pink and Brown? As Phil Gould would say, “No, No, No, No, No, No, No!”
Most Original Jersey: Sydney Roosters Heritage
You can’t get much more original than this. It’s been around for so long that it’s practically the definition of original.
Most Creative Jersey: Melbourne Storm Indigenous
I really do admire how the Storm have managed to incorporate their own colours in an indigenous way. It also has some smooth, modern patterns all around the jersey.
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Roarers, as well as emailing your thoughts, comment them below so everyone can see!