GOLD COAST, AUSTRALIA - JUNE 02: Jason Taumalolo of the Cowboys celebrates winning the round 12 NRL match between the Gold Coast Titans and the North Queensland Cowboys at Cbus Super Stadium on June 02, 2019 in Gold Coast, Australia. (Photo by Chris Hyde/Getty Images)
  1. Tom Trbojevic (Manly Warringah Sea Eagles)

Ran for an incredible 341 run metres in a Man of the Match performance against St. George Illawarra which forced his Origin selection. Scored a try and set up another in the 20-point thumping.

  1. Kyle Feldt (North Queensland Cowboys)

Scored a double in yet another unlucky result for the Townsville based club. Continues to prove he’s one of the best finishers in the game and was unlucky he wasn’t named in the extended Maroons squad for Game II…

  1. Latrell Mitchell (Sydney Roosters)

Bizarrely missed out on Origin selection after an 18-point haul (5 Goals, 2 Tries) against the Bulldogs.

  1. Jarrod Croker (Canberra Raiders)

Another New South Welshman unlucky to miss out on a centre position in the New South Wales squad. Scored a try and set up another in a Man of the Match performance against Cronulla.

  1. Reuben Garrick (Manly Warringah Sea Eagles)

A real surprise packet thus far in season 2019, Garrick ran for 145 run metres and broke eight tackles in an impressive performance which saw him score a try and kick five goals.

  1. Cameron Munster (Melbourne Storm)

The 30-point thrashing of the Knights was a Munster and Smith masterclass. Setting up three tries, Munster had the ball on a string for the Melbournians.

  1. Michael Morgan (North Queensland Cowboys)

Played two positions for the Cowboys at times on Friday evening (fullback and halfback). A few unlucky calls cost the club the match, but it was Morgan who kept them in the contest. Scored a try and set up two others in a Golden Point thriller.

  1. Martin Taupau (Manly Warringah Sea Eagles)

Has turned himself into the most damaging front rower in the game over the past two seasons which is a feat considering he was struggling for form when he first joined the Manly club. Ran for 162 run metres, made 33 tackles and broke seven of the opposition’s attempts in a strong showing against the Dragons.

  1. Cameron Smith (Melbourne Storm)

Controlled the game well from dummy-half and had just as much influence on the contest as Munster.

  1. Josh Papalii (Canberra Raiders)

Ran for 184 run metres against a tough Cronulla park, cementing his position as Queensland’s premiere forward.

  1. Ryan Matterson (Wests Tigers)

Again unlucky to miss out on State of Origin selection for New South Wales. Scored a try, ran for 125 run metres and completed 33 tackles.

  1. Boyd Cordner (Sydney Roosters)

The captain never disappoints his side. Ran for 150 run metres and completed 26 tackles in a strong performance.

  1. Jason Taumalolo (North Queensland Cowboys)

He’s just too good and it’s at the stage now where you doubt whether a lock forward will ever make the team of the week ahead of the Tongan juggernaut.

Interchange:

  1. Roger Tuivasa-Sheck (New Zealand Warriors)
  2. Ken Maumalo (New Zealand Warriors)
  3. Nelson Asofa-Solomona (Melbourne Storm)
  4. Jacob Liddle (Wests Tigers)

18th Man: Nathan Cleary (Penrith Panthers)

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