1. Valentine Holmes (Cronulla Sharks)
The best game of his career in his preferred position of fullback to date. Scored two tries, set up another and recorded a mammoth 330 run metres.
2. Josh Addo-Carr (Melbourne Storm)
Another week, another try, another selection in our team of the week!
3. Mahe Fonua (Wests Tigers)
Took eight weeks to finally crack the Wests Tigers starting side and has done his best to show coach Ivan Cleary his worth. Was damaging every time he touched the ball and carved up North Queensland’s right edge. Ran for a match high 230 metres.
4. Latrell Mitchell (Sydney Roosters)
The State of Origin bound Latrell Mitchell may not have scored against the Warriors in Easts 32-point drubbing, but he did set up two tries thanks to his freakish skill set.
5. Blake Ferguson (Sydney Roosters)
Scored a try and saved another in an impressive victory as Ferguson fights to hold onto his State of Origin jersey. Ran for 214 run metres and broke six tackles.
6. Tyrone Peachey (Penrith Panthers)
Has made the number six jersey his own in recent weeks. Was dominating with ball in hand all contest. Broke eight tackles, ran for 155 metres, scored a try and set up one of his own. Surely Penrith coach Anthony Griffin can hold back on rushing Nathan Cleary back too early?
7. Luke Brooks (Wests Tigers)
The 2018 season has marked the coming of age story of Luke Brooks. Scored a try in a length of the field effort, partnered up superbly with the lethal left edge of the Tigers which put the Cowboys to the sword with two-line break assists and forced a dropout.
8. Andrew Fifita (Cronulla Sharks)
Put in a man of the match performance in Cronulla’s eight-point victory over the Canberra Raiders. Completed 50 tackles, broke through six of the oppositions’ attempts, recorded four offloads and ran for over 175 metres with ball in hand.
9. Apisai Koroisau (Manly Sea Eagles)
Shot back to form after a string of dour loses with an impressive performance. Scored a try, ran for 90 metres from dummy-half, completed 42 tackles with an efficiency rate of 100 percent and broke six tackles.
10. David Klemmer (Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs)
Got the Dogs’ on the front foot from the opening of the contest with his tough carries. Ran for 188 run metres and completed 25 tackles in a 50-minute stint.
11. Tyson Frizell (St George Illawarra Dragons)
Was the best in a losing side. Scored both of the Dragons’ four-pointers with his hard running on display as always. Ran for 208 metres, completed 33 tackles and broke through five.
12. Angus Crichton (South Sydney Rabbitohs)
Was back to his devastating best after a quiet opening to the 2018 season after the amputation of one of his fingers in the off-season. Came up with a try save and scored one of his own. Ran for 200 run metres as he broke through six tackles and recorded two-line breaks.
13. Jake Trbojevic (Manly Warringah Sea Eagles)
Scored two tries in Manly’s upset victory over the Brisbane Broncos this past Friday night. His strong work rate was on display once again with 200 run metres and 45 tackles.
- Cameron Munster (Melbourne Storm)
- Joel Thompson (Manly Warringah Sea Eagles)
- Tom Trbojevic (Manly Warringah Sea Eagles)
- James Tedesco (Sydney Roosters)