SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - JULY 21: Daly Cherry-Evans of the Sea Eagles scores a try during the round 18 NRL match between the Manly Sea Eagles and the Parramatta Eels at Lottoland on July 21, 2019 in Sydney, Australia. (Photo by Cameron Spencer/Getty Images)
  1. James Tedesco (Sydney Roosters)

Well rested, Tedesco returned to first grade with a huge performance. The games most in-form player scored a try, saved another and broke 14 tackles on his way to 290 run metres.

  1. Brian To’o (Penrith Panthers)

Bagged a second double in as many weeks as he continues to impress with his acrobatic finishes.

  1. Latrell Mitchell (Sydney Roosters)

Scored 20 points as Easts demolished a lacklustre Newcastle side.

  1. Kotoni Staggs (Brisbane Broncos)

In his best performance in first grade to date, the makeshift centre crossed for two tries, broke eight tackles and ran for 145 run metres.

  1. Reuben Garrick (Manly Warringah Sea Eagles)

Scored the first hattrick of his career in a high scoring affair against Parramatta as the St. George junior continues to be one of the biggest surprise packets to come out of season 2019.

  1. James Maloney (Penrith Panthers)

Set up three tries in Penrith’s seventh straight victory.

  1. Daly Cherry-Evans (Manly Warringah Sea Eagles)

Scored a try and set up two others in a near-perfect performance. Was just as good in defence with an effective tackle percentage of 100% (15 tackles).

  1. Payne Haas (Brisbane Broncos)

It’s scary that Payne Haas is a better prospect than Jason Taumalolo was at the same age. Ran for 214 running metres (again) and completed 24 tackles.

  1. Cameron Smith (Melbourne Storm)

Scored a try in his 401st NRL appearance and kicked five goals as he continues to be as influential as ever.

  1. Josh Papalii (Canberra Raiders)

Ran for over 200 run metres and completed 31 tackles in just 48 minutes on the field.

  1. Ethan Lowe (South Sydney Rabbitohs)

Earnt the last laugh against his former club with two first-half tries.

  1. Briton Nikora (Cronulla Sharks)

Was the best in a losing side against the Warriors. Scored a try, set up another and completed 41 tackles in a strong performance.

  1. Cameron Murray (South Sydney Rabbitohs)

Scored the match-winner before setting up a try that sealed the deal just minutes later, Cameron Murray becomes the man to finally put an end to Jason Taumalolo’s reign as lock of the week.

Interchange:

  1. Jazz Tevaga (New Zealand Warriors)
  2. Tom Trbojevic (Manly Warringah Sea Eagles)
  3. Jason Taumalolo (North Queensland Cowboys)
  4. Ryan Papenhuyzen (Melbourne Storm)

18th Man: David Fifita (Brisbane Broncos)

4 COMMENTS

  1. Whats with the masive media push with young Souths up and comer Cam Murray?
    I know he has potential and did one good offload but Taumaloo played all over him. With 212m run 8 tackle busts and 2 line breaks to Murrays 85n run, 1 tackle bust and 0 line breaks.
    Then we have fools like Johns claiming he will be Australias captain.

  2. How fast is Papenhuyzen, this player could be Melbournes X factor from fullback. I am thinking if Phil Gould was still coaching. He would be telling his troops.
    Papenhuyzen’s on Papenhuyzen on.

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