Wests Tigers centre Esan Marsters has capped off a superb 2018 season by taking out the NRL Best New Talent Award at the club's Presentation Night this evening.
The 22-year-old was one of just two players to play every game for Wests Tigers this season — a remarkable feat for the powerful centre in his first full season of first-grade.
Having inked a contract extension with the club early in the year, Marsters went on to record an impressive season that included three tries, seven try-assists, nine linebreaks and 67 tackle breaks.
No back in the NRL made more offloads than Marsters (49) during the regular season.
Despite never kicking in the junior grades, Marsters took over the goal kicking on a full-time basis for Wests Tigers in Round 2 — going on to record 56 goals at a 76.71% conversion rate.
Marsters also became the 11th Wests Tigers player to debut for New Zealand when he made his international debut for the Kiwis in the mid-year Denver Test against England.
Wests Tigers would like to congratulate Esan on a superb season and on tonight's award!