With so many new faces in the squad for 2018, we run the rule over each one for the curious red and blue fan.

Up today is Connor Watson, who is set to start pre-season training with the squad this week.

Age: 21
NRL games: 38
Position: Halves

Career highlight so far:

Connor Watson hasn’t spent too much time in first grade, but has already participated in a finals series at just 21 years of age.

Another highlight for Watson was when he received a huge accolade at the 2017 Auckland Nines competition.

With the Roosters winning the final, he was named the player of the tournament to join the likes of Shaun Johnson and Corey Norman from previous years.

What 2018 looks like:

Like Roosters teammate Aidan Guerra, Watson didn’t stop playing until the third week of September.

However, as a younger player who hasn't participated in so many NRL pre-seasons, he is able to come in to start training earlier than Guerra.

Watson will be aiming to have a strong pre-season and start 2018 as a first choice half.

Just one year older than Brock Lamb, once Watson comes into pre-season training he will be looking to build a strong combination with the Club’s 2017 Rookie of the Year as well as Trent Hodkinson and Jack Cogger.