SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - JULY 07: Payne Haas of the Broncos looks on during the round 16 NRL match between the Cronulla Sharks and the Brisbane Broncos at Shark Park on July 07, 2019 in Sydney, Australia. (Photo by Jason McCawley/Getty Images)
  1. Roger Tuivasa-Sheck (New Zealand Warriors)

The Warriors skipper lead the way once more with 235 run metres against an inexperienced Newcastle outfit.

  1. Ken Maumalo (New Zealand Warriors)

Scored a double and ran for 240 metres in an exceptional performance which saw his side take home the win over the Knights.

  1. Sione Mata’utia (Newcastle Knights)

Returning to the position where he once represented Australia, Sione Mata’utia scored a double against the Warriors and ran for 140 metres with ball in hand.

  1. Latrell Mitchell (Sydney Roosters)

Continues to impress since his dropping from the New South Wales Origin side. Scored a try, recorded two line breaks and broke seven tackles against the Wests Tigers.

  1. Josh Morris (Cronulla Sharks)

Another player who was unlucky to be dropped from the New South Wales Origin side. Scored a hattrick after shifting to the wing following a number of injuries, ran for close to 200 run metres and broke eight tackles.

  1. Luke Keary (Sydney Roosters)

Had a hand in three of four tries in his first outing for the Roosters in two months. If he had returned a week earlier, he’d be lacing up the boots for the Blues on Wednesday evening.

  1. Blake Green (New Zealand Warriors)

Recorded two try assists and a line break assist as well as forcing four dropouts in his best performance of the season.

  1. Payne Haas (Brisbane Broncos)

Scored a try, ran for 200 run metres and completed 34 tackles in a trademark ‘Baby Broncos’ performance which saw his side claim their sixth win of the season in a major upset.

  1. Cameron Smith (Melbourne Storm)

Controlled the game as he does, and no one can do it better. Completed 50 tackles and finished the contest with 208 kicking metres which resulted in two forced dropouts.

  1. Jared Waerea-Hargreaves (Sydney Roosters)

Has really cemented his position in the game as one of the premier props in the world over the past two seasons and he continued to do so on Friday night. The hulking prop was credited with a try assist, ran for 150 run metres and completed 37 tackles.

  1. Ryan Matterson (Wests Tigers)

Scored a try, broke six tackles, ran for over 130 run metres and completed 41 tackles in yet another strong performance for the former Rooster.

  1. Tevita Pangai Junior (Brisbane Broncos)

In what was his best performance since Round 2, where he dominated Jason Taumalolo, Pangai Junior led the way for the Baby Broncos against Cronulla. Scored a try, set up another and ran for 140 run metres.

  1. Brandon Smith (Melbourne Storm)

Completed 35 tackles and ran for 145 run metres in a strong 50-minute performance.


  1. Jake Turpin (Brisbane Broncos)
  2. Cooper Cronk (Sydney Roosters)
  3. Herman Ese’ese (Newcastle Knights)
  4. Joe Stimson (Melbourne Storm)

18th Man: Nat Butcher (Sydney Roosters)