A Paul Broughton Medal, a Country jersey and leading try scorer, it was a year to remember for Anthony Don. 

Even off the back of his personal accolades, the Grafton junior was still critical of his own performances throughout 2017. 

"It was a tough year," Don said. "There was that back end turmoil and we lost a lot of games at the end of the year and that's stained it (the year) a bit. 

"The start of the year was pretty good by my standards but I think when the team went into a slump, my form did as well."

The winger is looking forward to the pre-season and has a few things he wants to work on.

"I need to get the body right and build some more muscle. I'll need to get rid of a bit of body fat that I'll probably get over the next month, so I'll strip that back. 

"I'll need to work more on the combinations with the centres, wingers and fullbacks as well."

Don will return for 2018 as the side's premier winger but the 30-year-old looking out for young guns Phillip Sami and Tyronne Roberts-Davis who will join the full-time squad. 

"They're probably trying to take my spot and I've got to do my best to hold on to my position.

"They'll benefit from a pre-season and want to go to that next level."

Don's 2017 stats:

Name Anthony Don
Games 20
Tries 12
Runs (avg) 9.9
Runs (total) 198
Run Metres (avg) 97.5
Run Metres (total) 1950
Offloads (avg) 0.3
Offloads (total) 6
Tackles (avg) 3.6
Tackles (total) 72