- James Tedesco (Sydney Roosters)
Not the result his side wanted but James Tedesco was a shinning light within an underperforming football team. Scored a try, recorded two line breaks, broke 14 tackles and ran for 280 run metres.
- Kyle Feldt (North Queensland Cowboys)
Hasn’t missed a beat since returning from injury at the beginning of the month. Scored a try and ran for over 200 run metres in North Queensland’s fifth win of the season.
- Bronson Xerri (Cronulla Sharks)
Scored the first hattrick of his career against St. George Illawarra and it more than likely won’t be his last.
- Justin O’Neill (North Queensland Cowboys)
His form was lacking, and he worked hard to get it back. Since his stint in reserve grade earlier this season, he has returned as one of the Cowboys’ better players. Scored a try, broke four tackles and ran for over 130 run metres.
- Dale Copley (Gold Coast Titans)
A second outside back who scored a hattrick this week. Also ran for 150 run metres in what was one of the better performances of his career.
- Tyrone Roberts (Gold Coast Titans)
Two tries and two try assists saw Tyrone Roberts take home man of the match honours in an upset victory against Manly at Brookvale Oval.
- Mitchell Pearce (Newcastle Knights)
A fifth man of the match performance in a row saw Mitchell Pearce lead the Knights to perhaps their most important win of the season against a powerful Sydney Roosters outfit.
- Payne Haas (Brisbane Broncos)
The most impressive rookie forward to enter the game since the likes of Sonny Bill Williams and Jason Taumalolo. Will make his State of Origin debut next week after an impressive performance against the Warriors which saw him finish the game with 185 run metres and 35 tackles.
- Damien Cook (South Sydney Rabbitohs)
A player who the Dragons and Bulldogs both passed on has turned into the best hooker in the competition over the past two and a half seasons. Cemented his position in the New South Wales line-up with a try and two assists against Wests.
- David Klemmer (Newcastle Knights)
Led the way for the Newcastle forward pack as they dominated the all-star Eastern Suburbs pack. Ran for 195 run metres and completed 35 tackles.
- Sam Burgess (South Sydney Rabbitohs)
Had the occasional error in his game, as he’s known to have, but did more good than bad in South’s big win over the weekend. Ran for 188 run metres and completed over 20 tackles.
- Ryan Matterson (Wests Tigers)
By all reports, only missed out on State of Origin selection by a fingernail and didn’t do his chances any harm in a solid performance against South Sydney. Ran for 154 run metres and completed 40 tackles.
- Jason Taumalolo (North Queensland Cowboys)
Ran for 250 run metres (again), broke seven tackles (again) and completed 34 tackles of his own. New South Wales can count their lucky stars that this bloke decided not to play State of Origin.
- Anthony Milford (Brisbane Broncos)
- Cameron McInnes (St. George Illawarra Dragons)
- Josh Addo-Carr (Melbourne Storm)
- Cameron Murray (South Sydney Rabbitohs)
18th Man: Nelson Asofa-Solomona (Melbourne Storm)