1.Valentine Holmes (Cronulla Sharks)
After receiving our fullback of the year honours last week, Valentine Holmes has continued his impressive string of form into the finals. Scored a try, kicked four goals and ran for 100 run metres with ball in hand.
2. Nene Macdonald (St. George Illawarra Dragons)
Ran for a game high 186 run metres – and with news earlier this season stating the Papua New Guinea internationally is potentially on the market – he would make a handy pickup for any side in the competition.
3. Dane Gagai (South Sydney Rabbitohs)
15 carries for 151 run metres along with two tackle breaks. Gagai’s late season form has come at a good time for South Sydney.
4. Zac Lomax (St. George Illawarra Dragons)
Handled the pressure well in just his fourth first grade appearance. Kept St. George in the contest with his steady boot, kicking four conversions from as many attempts.
5. Josh Mansour (Penrith Panthers)
Hardest running winger in the competition recorded 16 runs for 155 metres – including 60 metres which came post contact.
6. Cody Walker (South Sydney Rabbitohs)
Was threatening throughout the contest as he wasn’t afraid to take the line on. Recorded 110 run metres and nine tackle breaks.
7. Adam Reynolds (South Sydney Rabbitohs)
Adam Reynolds was the player of the round as he kicked South Sydney to victory. Scored a try, kicked three goals from as many attempts and of course – kicked the match winning field goal. Bravo.
8. Andrew Fifita (Cronulla Sharks)
A whopping 20 carries of the football led to a rampaging Andrew Fifita gaining over 175 metres of territory for his side. Also recorded a try assist, broke four tackles and was perfect in defence with 23 tackles from as many attempts.
9. Damien Cook (South Sydney Rabbitohs)
Was again damaging around the ruck as he recorded 160 run metres from just 12 carries of the football. It’s disappointing it took so long for a first grade coach to finally give Cook an opportunity.
10. Thomas Burgess (South Sydney Rabbitohs)
Was even more damaging with ball in hand than Andrew Fifita. Recorded more than 10 metres a carry (17 runs for 175 metres), and recorded 35 tackles.
11. Viliame Kikau (Penrith Panthers)
12 runs for 159 metres, a line break, a try assist and four tackle breaks. It’ll be scary to see just how good Kikau can become with another two or three seasons of first grade under his belt.
12. Isaah Yeo (Penrith Panthers)
Scored a try in a low scoring affair against Cronulla. Recorded 42 tackles and provided good go-forward for his club with 117 metres from 12 carries.
13. Cameron Murray (South Sydney Rabbitohs)
Ran for 198 metres from the interchange bench during his two 25-minute stints. Will the re-signing of Sam Burgess earlier in the week prevent the club from keeping Murray long-term?
14. Matthew Moylan (Cronulla Sharks)
15. Waqa Blake (Penrith Panthers)
16. Greg Inglis (South Sydney Rabbitohs)
17. Luke Lewis (Cronulla Sharks)