SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - AUGUST 03: Daly Cherry-Evans of the Sea Eagles reacts during the round 20 NRL match between the Manly Sea Eagles and the Newcastle Knights at Lottoland on August 03, 2019 in Sydney, Australia. (Photo by Jason McCawley/Getty Images)
  1. James Tedesco (Sydney Roosters)

The number one fullback in the game continues to soar to new heights. Set up two tries and scored two of his own in the Roosters’ demolition of the Gold Coast Titans.

  1. Brett Morris (Sydney Roosters)

Scored a hattrick of tries and ran for over 160 metres with ball in hand.

  1. Latrell Mitchell (Sydney Roosters)

At this point, we may as well name all 17 players from Bondi in the team of the week. Latrell Mitchell was another standout in the 52-point victory over the Titans, scoring two tries and setting up another.

  1. Esan Marsters (Wests Tigers)

Scored a double and broke a whopping seven tackles against a lacklustre Cowboys side.

  1. Reuben Garrick (Manly Warringah Sea Eagles)

Finished off a try in spectacular fashion midway in the first half before crossing for a second in the final stages of the contest.

  1. Shaun Johnson (Cronulla Sharks)

Took his side one step closer to finals footy with a big win over competition heavyweights, South Sydney.

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

Set up three tries in a man of the match performance against the Newcastle Knights. Also earnt his side a whopping 432 metres of yardage with his stellar kicking game once again on display.

  1. Josh Papalii (Canberra Raiders)

Has been the leading front-rower in the competition this season and quite possibly put in his best performance of the year against the Warriors. Scored a try, ran for 172 run metres and completed 20 tackles.

  1. Josh Hodgson (Canberra Raiders)

Man of the match in his side’s big win against New Zealand. Controlled the game from the outset. Hodgson earnt his side 119 metres with his running game and 170 metres with his kicking game as well as scoring a try and breaking a mammoth nine tackles from dummy-half.

  1. Martin Taupau (Manly Warringah Sea Eagles)

In just 35 minutes on the field, Taupau scored a try, ran for 120 run metres and completed 28 tackles.

  1. Wade Graham (Cronulla Sharks)

Was back to his best over the weekend. Ran for 130 metres and completed 25 tackles. His playmaking abilities were back on show with a try assist and 110 kicking metres.

  1. Kenny Bromwich (Melbourne Storm)

Scored two tries and set up another in a stellar performance. Ran for 130 metres with ball in hand and completed 38 tackles, also recording three line breaks!

  1. Nathan Brown (Parramatta Eels)

As high a work rate as ever, Nathan Brown ran for 150 metres and completed 40 tackles in his 65-minute stint.


  1. Luke Keary (Sydney Roosters)
  2. Junior Paulo (Parramatta Eels)
  3. Cameron Smith (Melbourne Storm)
  4. Luke Brooks (Wests Tigers)

18th Man: James Fischer-Harris (Penrith Panthers)


  1. Hey Zero Tackle. Please run the “Storm commemorate the salary cap tainted premiership” SMH story.
    I’d like to hear parra fans opinion on this.

  2. I would like to hear Storm Fans take on this.

    For mine, the Storm won those premierships and the fact that they were subsequently taken away because of financial shenanigans takes nothing away from the achievements of the players and the memory of the fans. The Storm won those Grand Finals, the Storm lifted the trophy in those Grand Finals and yes they were subsequently taken away but the achievements still remain.

    But that was over a decade ago and never stops getting mentioned. That is what annoys me the most. If you want to stop Melbourne fans celebrating those wins then lets have a proper Cronulla style investigation, lets actually see what those 2nd contracts actually said, lets understand what the total amount of cheating was and why it came about and who really did know about it and then let the NRL deal out proper punishments Cronulla style.

    If fans want to keep persecuting Melbourne for its one transgression then lets have the facts. Its time to put up or shut up.

  3. What!! No Cam Murray after he ran 39m in 12 hitups.

    By the way who is the silly judge who missed Victor Radley’s brilliant game. Two weeks in a row back at his natural position of lock he has had blinders. Radley was in everything.

  4. Rucky its water under the bridge.
    Those premierships were correctly discarded, as massive over expenditure from the Storm enabled them to buy a team, that if they abided by the cap they would have had three superstars less in the squad of 30.
    Melbourne have proven since what a great club they are by winning fairly since and to this day are extremely powerful.
    Hercules did not need to take steroids and Melbourne has since proven they did not need to cheat.

  5. Thanks Edward

    Unfortunately its not water under the bridge when every media goose and keyboard warrior drag it up over and over. I know its the only thing they can find to criticise us about but geez over 10 years. Cronulla & the Eels criticism lasted about 10 days.

    Just get sick of reading the same old.

  6. Kane Evans should be there, probably played he’s best game for the eels since he’s been there!

  7. @Rucky. Are you delusional? “when every media goose and keyboard warrior drag it up over and over”
    Storm were wearing 2009 comemerative badges on their jerseys on the weekend. And the had an anniversary lunch.
    The Storm keep dragging it up over and over.
    Storm need to get over over it.
    They got premierships stripped.

  8. Where’s Darius?
    2 Runs for 13 metres.
    16 tackles take of 5 missed.
    A massive 0 line breaks.
    A whooping 0 try assists.
    Thats our captain
    I like to listen to the foo fighters song(there goes my hero, watch him as he goes.)

  9. That’s my thoughts storm warning.
    You’re wrong on one of his stats.
    He had 1 try assist, when he set up Jerome Hugh for a try with his pathetic effort for a tackle.
    Make the call Seibold and sack the rat.

  10. sceamin….. As a Parra fan I am no more angered/disappointed/whatever you want to call it than any other supporter. Do I think they should be celebrating 2009? Of course not. But to be honest it really has no impact on me that they did.

    I still maintain the same stance I have had since the day the stripping of the premiership was announced, Parra deserve it no more than any other team that year. If Melbourne are caught earlier everything changes, Perhaps Parra don’t even make the GF as their run there would have been different.

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