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It was up and down season for fan favourite, Konrad Hurrell, but the Tongan international showed plenty of fight, earning a recall at the back end of the year, finishing strongly and giving him confidence heading into 2019.

Hurrell started the year strongly but by his own admission, struggled through the middle part of the year, ultimately losing his place in the NRL side.

The 27-year-old made 19 appearances, scoring two tries in 2018 and is happy with the way the year ended, considering how difficult the front end of the year was.

"It was a bit inconsistent," Hurrell said of his year. "I think I finished off strongly and whilst we didn't make the finals, I think we showed some good signs."

And on losing his spot in the top grade?

"That's all part of it, everyone is fighting for their positions. We had a new Coach and he didn't care how many games you've played, he wants you to perform.

"I lost my spot but was lucky enough to get another opportunity later in the year. I ca take some positives into next year from those performances.

"It was unfortunate for Dale (getting injured) but you've got to take your opportunities. It was a big job for me getting back in and I just needed to play hard. I certainly wasn't going in relaxed and I really wanted to keep my spot."

To see all the stats from Hurrell's year, click here.