SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - AUGUST 11: Jarryd Hayne of the Eels in action during the round 22 NRL match between the Parramatta Eels and the St George Illawarra Dragons at ANZ Stadium on August 11, 2018 in Sydney, Australia. (Photo by Mark Metcalfe/Getty Images)

1. Tom Trbojevic (Manly Warringah Sea Eagles)

Was man of the match in Manly’s 12-point victory over fellow cellar dwellers the Canterbury Bankstown Bulldogs. Was instrumental with a try double along with two-line breaks, six tackle breaks, three offloads and 210 run metres.

2. David Fusitua (New Zealand Warriors)

The best finisher in the competition, David Fusitua added to his season tally of 15 tries as he made Kalyn Ponga look like a speed bump on the way to try number 16 of the season.

3. Clint Gutherson (Parramatta Eels)

A positional switch to the centres proved wonders for the struggling Gutherson. Scored a try, defended well and ran for over 160 metres with ball in hand.

4. Waqa Blake (Penrith Panthers)  

Waqa Blake has turned into a real first grader over the past two seasons and continues to impress. Scored a try, set up another and recorded two line breaks in a come from behind victory over the Gold Coast Titans.

5. Jarryd Hayne (Parramatta Eels)

The secret to Jarryd Hayne’s recent form may lead to clubs signing him to one-year-contracts from here on in – if this is how he plays when off contract and looking for a new deal. Scored a hattrick and gained 160 metres of yardage for his side.

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6. Blake Green (New Zealand Warriors)

Has proved to be one of the signings of the season and the Manly Warringah Sea Eagles miss him dearly. Scored a try, lead his side around the park with a strong kicking game and was equally good when it came to taking the line on, recording 103 run metres.

7. Mitchell Moses (Parramatta Eels)

Possibly Mitchell Moses’ best match of his 102-game career. Had a hand in five tries, scoring one himself while setting up four others. Also kicked six goals, recorded two-line break assists, broke four tackles and ran for 105 metres with ball in hand.

8. Matthew Lodge (Brisbane Broncos)

The best in a losing side, Matthew Lodge scored a try, completed 31 tackles and laid the platform with 188 run metres.

9. Robbie Farah (Wests Tigers)

Has continued his career resurgence with another impressive showing for a courageous West Tigers outfit. A strong kicking game was show in his side’s two point victory over the Canberra Raiders, made over 40 tackles and proved troublesome from dummy-half with a line break.

10. Ryan James (Gold Coast Titans)

Another front rower whom was the best in a beaten side. Scored a try, recorded a line break, broke a handful of tackles, ran for over 120 run metres and completed 47 tackles.

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11. Joseph Tapine (Canberra Raiders)

Was almost untouchable as he almost singlehandedly led his side to victory. Scored two tries, recorded three-line breaks, recorded three offloads and 10 tackle breaks, completed 30 tackles and ran for 152 metres.

12. Angus Crichton (South Sydney Rabbitohs)

Was strong in an 80-minute performance for the Bunnies. Finished the match with 40 tackles, 160 run metres, four tackle breaks and two offloads.

13. Jason Taumalolo (North Queensland Cowboys)

Scored his second try and earnt his second man of the match award in as many weeks with a dominating performance in the Queensland Derby. Broke seven tackles on the way to 290 run metres! Having representative front row duo Matthew Scott and Jordan McLean has helped Taumalolo’s cause greatly.

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

15. Josh Papalii (Canberra Raiders)

16. Roger Tuivasa-Sheck (New Zealand Warriors)

17. Valentine Holmes (Cronulla Sharks)

18th man: Addin Fonua-Blake (Manly Warringah Sea Eagles)

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