Editor Martyn Sadler has revealed the names of those in contention and also given readers a chance to both vote for the winner and suggest anyone who may have been overlooked.
“The five players we have decided to shortlist are Joe Burgess of Wigan, Mason Caton-Brown of Salford, Joe Keyes of London Broncos, Matthew Russell of Warrington and Luke Thompson of St Helens,” said Sadler.
“We are giving all our readers the chance to vote in our Readers’ Poll this week on these five players, and if you believe there is any player we have failed to nominate who deserves to be considered, it isn’t too late to make your own nominations.
“Cast your vote, and if you would like to nominate a player who isn’t already there, drop us a line and we’ll consider whether we can add his name to the list.”
Finally, Sadler added: “The Albert Goldthorpe Rookie of the Year will be revealed at a special function on 11 November.”
You can vote for your favourite rookie by using the poll below. If you would like to suggest a contender, click here for ways to get in touch.