SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - JUNE 09: James Maloney of the Panthers talks to James Tedesco of the Roosters at full time during the round 13 NRL match between the Penrith Panthers and the Sydney Roosters at Panthers Stadium on June 09, 2019 in Sydney, Australia. (Photo by Matt King/Getty Images)
  1. James Tedesco (Sydney Roosters)

Best in a losing side for the Sydney Roosters. Recorded a try assist and was credited with a try save. Backing up an 80-minute performance just three nights prior, the game’s premier fullback ran for 110 metres, broke 10 tackles and broke the line once.

  1. Kyle Feldt (North Queensland Cowboys)

An unlucky result for Feldt and his Cowboys. Terrorised the Manly left edge with a scintillating first half which resulted in a try and a try assist for the right winger.

  1. Bronson Xerri (Cronulla Sharks)

Backed up his hattrick performance with a try double against Parramatta. Broke a whopping 14 tackles and ran for 160 metres with ball in hand.

  1. Zac Lomax (St. George Illawarra Dragons)

Kicked six goals, scored a try and set up another in his best performance in first grade to date.

  1. Mikaela Ravalawa (St. George Illawarra Dragons)

Another young Dragon who had his best performance in top flight football over the weekend. Scored a try double, set up another and ran for over 200 running metres.

  1. James Maloney (Penrith Panthers)

Returned to form, guiding his bottom-placed side to victory against last year’s premiers. Recorded three try assists, kicked a field goal and was strong with both his kicking and running game.

  1. Mitchell Pearce (Newcastle Knights)

Was out to prove a point against the ladder leaders and he did so tenfold. Guided his team around the park with a strong kicking game as he organised his troops to an eight-point victory over the current competition favourites.

  1. Martin Taupau (Manly Warringah Sea Eagles)

A few dubious calls from the officials aside, Marty Taupau was the difference maker for his side as they defeated North Queensland by two-points. Ran for 190 run metres, broke six tackles, recorded three offloads and completed 25 tackles.

  1. Cameron Smith (Melbourne Storm)

The 400-gamer was on a mission against the Warriors across the ditch on Friday night. Recorded two try assists and a line break assist in a man of the match performance.

  1. Andrew Fifita (Cronulla Sharks)

Didn’t play his usual minutes but had more of an impact than ever. Scored a try along with a line break, broke seven tackles, recorded four offloads and ran for 132 running metres.

  1. John Bateman (Canberra Raiders)

Scored a try, broke three tackles, ran for 125 run metres and completed 35 tackles as he continues to improve. Has been Canberra’s best this season and it’s no coincidence that his team has started winning again since he returned to the side.

  1. Viliame Kikau (Penrith Panthers)

The Fijian has turned into one of the most dominant forwards in recent seasons and continued his rise against the Roosters. Scored two tries, was credited with a try save, broke 10 tackles and ran for 150 run metres with ball in hand.

  1. Jason Taumalolo (North Queensland Cowboys)

Just another day at the office for Jason Taumalolo. 311 running metres without a line break to his name. Need I say anymore?

Interchange:

  1. Ben Hunt (St. George Illawarra Dragons)
  2. Jahrome Hughes (Melbourne Storm)
  3. Connor Watson (Newcastle Knights)
  4. Jake Trbojevic (Manly Warringah Sea Eagles)

18th Man: Ryan Sutton (Canberra Raiders)