- Billy Slater (Melbourne Storm)
In doubt for the Grand Final with a date with the judiciary looming. However; he would go on to star for Melbourne in their 16-point victory over the Cronulla Sharks with two tries, two line breaks and 189 running metres.
- Blake Ferguson (Sydney Roosters)
Scored a try and recorded 163 run metres. Will be aiming to win his maiden premiership next week before joining the Eels in 2019. In the absence of Latrell Mitchell, the Roosters’ outside backs stood up and proved to be the difference makers.
- Ricky Leutele (Cronulla Sharks)
One of Cronulla’s best in a disappointing performance. Ran for 140 run metres, broke four tackles and recorded two offloads.
- Joseph Manu (Sydney Roosters)
Was exceptional in defence with 20 tackles, which is almost unheard of for a centre. Recorded a try assist, an offload and broke a handful of tackles in what was an all round performance.
- Daniel Tupou (Sydney Roosters)
Another outside back from Easts whom put in a busy performance for his club. Tupou had 19 carries of the football for 145 run metres, scored a try, broke three tackles and recorded an offload.
- Cameron Munster (Melbourne Storm)
Was in everything from the outset of the contest. Ran for 100 running metres from just seven carries of the football; recording a line break, five tackle breaks, two offloads and 20 tackles.
- Adam Reynolds (South Sydney Rabbitohs)
Was strong with boot but it wasn’t enough to earn his side a spot in next Sunday’s Grand Final. Recorded 448 kick metres, and whilst they weren’t always on the spot, still supplied the Roosters with a headache at times.
- Andrew Fifita (Cronulla Sharks)
Whilst Cronulla definitely could have used a better performance from the big man – both discipline wise and attacking wise – the Australian and Tongan international still recorded the most running metres out of any starting front rower this weekend (127) and had the most offloads of any other player (7).
- Cameron Smith (Melbourne Storm)
Always stands up in the big games. Recorded a try assist and completed 42 tackles in a controlling performance.
- Jesse Bromwich (Melbourne Storm)
Recorded 125 run metres from 14 carries of the football. Defensive wise, Bromwich completed 19 tackles from 20 attempts.
- Luke Lewis (Cronulla Sharks)
In his final ever first grade appearance Luke Lewis gave it everything he had. Ran for 80 metres from 11 carries of the football, recorded a line break, three tackle breaks and completed 26 tackles.
- Felise Kaufusi (Melbourne Storm)
Kaufusi was one of Melbourne’s best in his sides victory over Cronulla on the weekend as his side gained entry into their 8th grand final appearance in 13 seasons.
- Aaron Woods (Cronulla Sharks)
A slight positional switch seemed to work wonders for Woods. His output increased as did his quality with 17 carries for 149 metres, two offloads and 37 tackles from 38 attempts.
- Greg Inglis (South Sydney Rabbitohs)
- Nelson Asofa-Solomona (Melbourne Storm)
- Cameron Murray (South Sydney Rabbioths)
- Luke Keary (Sydney Roosters)