He has been described as one of the most versatile players in the NRL. In 2018, Raiders forward Elliott Whitehead continued to shine for the green machine.

The England international had a strong season for the green machine where he was slightly edged out by Josh Papalii for the 2018 Meninga Medal.

Whitehead has a knack for being in the right place at the right time and the forward scored a total of 10 tries across 24 games.

2018 season statistics:

Games: 24
Tries: 10
Try assists: 2
Line breaks: 6
Tackle breaks: 25
Offloads: 8
Running metres (average): 87
Post contact metres (average): 28
Tackles (average): 29