- Kalyn Ponga (Newcastle Knights)
Scored two first half tries which sealed the deal early for the Knights.
- Jayden Okubor (Canterbury Bankstown-Bulldogs)
Returned to the form which saw him touted as the next big thing in the opening rounds with a try double. His biggest challenge now is consistency.
- Patrick Herbert (New Zealand Warriors)
Scored a try and kicked seven goals as he put the boot into the Panthers.
- Tom Opacic (North Queensland Cowboys)
The former Bronco scored the match-winner for the Cows. Ran for 122 run metres and finished the game with a 100 per cent effective tackle percentage.
- Kyle Feldt (North Queensland Cowboys)
Scored a try in his second appearance of the season. Helped out his tiring forward pack with over 150 run metres to boot.
- Cody Walker (South Sydney Rabbitohs)
Scored a try – his 11th of the season – and set up another in a man of the match performance.
- Mitchell Pearce (Newcastle Knights)
Speaking of try scoring halves, Pearce crossed for his fourth in as many weeks as he led his side to their fourth straight victory against the Dragons.
- Payne Haas (Brisbane Broncos)
Scored a try, ran for over 220 run metres, broke eight tackles and recorded two offloads. Was Jason Taumalolo this good at the same age Haas is now?
- Damien Cook (South Sydney Rabbitohs)
Was as influential on the contest as Cody Walker. Set up a try, completed 41 tackles and recorded two offloads.
- Matthew Scott (North Queensland Cowboys)
Wound back the clock as he looks to stake his claim for a Maroon jersey. Scored a try (almost two), was running as hard as he did in 2015 (126 run metres and seven tackle breaks) and recorded four offloads.
- Elliot Whitehead (Canberra Raiders)
Continues to evolve into one of the NRL’s leading backrowers. Ran for 102 running metres and completed 43 tackles as the Raiders almost sprung a surprise upset victory against Souths.
- Ryan Matterson (Wests Tigers)
If he continues his impressive streak of form, the man the Roosters let go could be eyeing a State of Origin debut next month.
- Jason Taumalolo (North Queensland Cowboys)
Ran for 233 metres and completed 43 tackles in one of his better all-around performances.
- Ryan Papenhuyzen (Melbourne Storm)
- Addin Fonua-Blake (Manly Warringah Sea Eagles)
- Roger Tuivasa-Sheck (New Zealand Warriors)
- Aiden Tolman (Canterbury Bankstown Bulldogs)
18th Man: Brendan Elliot (Manly Warringah Sea Eagles)