- Tom Trbojevic (Manly Warringah Sea Eagles)
Scored two tries and set up a third for brother Jake in the opening 15 minutes of the contest. Completed the hattrick in the final minute of the contest but it was too little too late as Manly went down in a high scoring affair.
- Corey Oates (Brisbane Broncos)
Continues to push his claims for a new contract at Red Hill. Burnt the Bunnies to a crisp with a hattrick of tries and 190 running metres.
- Dane Gagai (South Sydney Rabbitohs)
Was South Sydney’s best as they went down to the Broncos at Suncorp Stadium over the weekend. Set up two tries, broke a mammoth 12 tackles and ran for over 200 metres with ball in hand.
- Curtis Scott (Melbourne Storm)
Scored an important try as he aided his side to a 20-4 victory over the Parramatta Eels. Was involved in the contest from the get-go… completing 15 tackles and recording 126 run metres.
- Josh Dugan (Cronulla Sharks)
Provided the North Queensland Cowboys with a headache throughout the contest; scored a try and went close to scoring another. Broke seven tackles and ran for over 100 metres with ball in hand.
- Lachlan Lewis (Canterbury Bankstown Bulldogs)
Showed shades of his uncle Wally as he put in a man of the match performance; kicking the match winning field goal against the New Zealand Warriors in what turned out to be his best game in first grade to date.
Led his side around the park like all great halfbacks should. Was highly influential in his side’s 20 points to 12 upset victory over a brave Penrith Panthers outfit.
Only managed a 30-minute stint, but his presence was felt. Scored a try and broke eight tackles in a barnstorming performance.
I was beginning to wonder if we’d ever see the return of this James Segeyaro. In his best performance since he was awarded Dally M Hooker of the Year honours in 2014, the 27-year-old Papua New Guinea product set up two tries and made 40 tackles.
- Jordan McLean (North Queensland Cowboys)
It’s not a coincide the Cowboys form has rocketed since Jordan McLean made a return from a serious foot injury a month ago. In another standout display, the ex-Melbourne Storm front rower scored a try, ran for 160 metres and completed 31 tackles.
- Luciano Leilua (St. George Illawarra Dragons)
His best game this season in what has been an inconsistent one for Luciano Leilua. Given a chance to play the full 80 minutes, the rookie backrower didn’t disappoint. Scored a try, completed 40 tackles (and broke through seven of the oppositions attempt’s), ran for 129 run metres and recorded three offloads.
- Aidan Guerra (Newcastle Knights)
Has returned to the form which saw him represent Queensland and Australia, the now 30-year-old continues to prove he has a lot left in the tank. Scoring a try, completing 44 tackles and running for 109 run metres – Guerra is putting his hand up to return to a struggling Maroons side in 2019.
- Jake Trbojevic (Manly Warringah Sea Eagles)
A masterclass from himself and brother Tom, wasn’t enough to get Manly home over the Gold Coast Titans. Scored a double, ran for 170 run metres and recorded 41 tackles. If Manly don’t win a premiership whilst they have the two Trbojevic brother’s at the club, it’ll be one of the biggest missed opportunities in NRL history.
- Ryan James (Gold Coast Titans)
- Valentine Holmes (Cronulla Sharks)
- Anthony Milford (Brisbane Broncos)
- AJ Brimson (Gold Coast Titans)