SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - SEPTEMBER 06: Maika Sivo of the Eels (R) celebrates with Michael Jennings (L) after scoring a try during the round 25 NRL match between the Parramatta Eels and the Manly Sea Eagles at Bankwest Stadium on September 06, 2019 in Sydney, Australia. (Photo by Matt King/Getty Images)
  1. Roger Tuivasa-Sheck (New Zealand Warriors)

Scored a try and ran for 270 run metres in a huge upset over the Canberra Raiders.

  1. Maika Sivo (Parramatta Eels)

A hattrick saw the Fijian finish his debut season as the competition’s leading try scorer.

  1. Kotoni Staggs (Brisbane Broncos)

One of the best in a losing side. Scored two of the Broncos’ three tries in a dour affair which saw the rookie centre finish his debut season with a bang, scoring 11 tries in his past 13 games.

  1. Michael Jennings (Parramatta Eels)

Scored a try and set up another in a big win which saw Parramatta sneak into fifth position on the ladder.

  1. Nick Meaney (Canterbury Bankstown Bulldogs)

Scored a hattrick in an upset victory over the Brisbane Broncos. After kicking five goals, the diminutive winger finished the match with a haul of 22 points.

  1. Dylan Brown (Parramatta Eels)

Getting better with each passing week, the teenager isn’t afraid to take the line on, and it caused the opposition headache plenty over the weekend. Finished the match with a single try assist but had a hand with several others.

  1. Nathan Cleary (Penrith Panthers)

As James Maloney took a backseat in his final game, Nathan Cleary returned to his devasting best. Scored four tries and finished with a club record 34 points after kicking nine goals.

  1. Nelson Asofa-Solomona (Melbourne Storm)

Caused the Cowboys’ middle severe nightmares as he terrorised up front. Finished the contest with a try, six tackle breaks, 19 tackles and 190 run metres.

  1. Cameron Smith (Melbourne Storm)

You could copy and paste the exact reason Cam Smith makes these team of the week’s on the reg. Controlled the contest from beginning to end… Finished the contest with two try assists and an effective tackle rate of 100 percent.

  1. Payne Haas (Brisbane Broncos)

Another 200 metre plus performance from the boom teenager. Wasn’t enough to get the Broncos home, however.

  1. Viliame Kikau (Penrith Panthers)

Having been in a poor patch of form recently, the Fijian international returned to his brilliant best against a lacklustre Knights side. Set up a try and saved another in a strong performance which saw him end the match with 120 run metres and 23 tackles.

  1. Britton Nikora (Cronulla Sharks)

Another player who returned to top flight over the weekend with a try-scoring performance, helping to end the Tigers season.

  1. Cameron Murray (South Sydney Rabbitohs)

Hitting top gear at the right time of the season. Finished the contest with 115 run metres, 33 tackles and two offloads.


  1. Damien Cook (South Sydney Rabbitohs)
  2. Josh Papalii (Canberra Raiders)
  3. Ryan Papenhuyzen (Melbourne Storm)
  4. Jazz Tevaga (New Zealand Warriors)

18th Man: Ben Hunt (St. George Illawarra Dragons)