- Jahrome Hughes (Melbourne Storm)
Put his former team – along with the rest of the competition – on notice with a man of the match performance in Townsville on Friday night. Recorded two line breaks on his way to 185 run metres and was influential in two of the Storm’s three tries.
- Josh Addo-Carr (Melbourne Storm)
In what was his best performance of the season so far, the incumbent Origin star crossed for a double and broke seven tackles in a tight contest against North Queensland, which went down to the wire.
- Michael Chee-Kam (Wests Tigers)
Scored the match-winner against Brisbane on Thursday night with a powerful run which left several defenders in his wake. In what has been an injury-plagued career, the now 27-year-old has finally come of age in season 2019.
- Latrell Mitchell (Sydney Roosters)
Scored a try and set up another as he led his team to a 14-point victory over the Cronulla Sharks on Saturday night. When Mitchell is up for a game, he is the best strike centre in the world.
- Jorge Taufua (Manly-Warringah Sea Eagles)
Hasn’t been in the best of form over the past several seasons but showed against Newcastle that he still has the football in him that saw him earmarked for representative honours many moons ago. Scored a try, set up another and recorded 140 run metres in Manly’s eight-point victory.
- Cody Walker (South Sydney Rabbitohs)
Almost single handily bought the Rabbitohs home against the Warriors. Scored four tries and set up another (being involved in all five South Sydney tries) in a monstrous performance.
- Ben Hunt (St. George Illawarra Dragons)
Put the Bulldogs to the sword as he stakes his claim for an Origin rebirth. In what was one of his better performances in recent years, Hunt laid on three tries for his Dragons teammates and crossed for two of his own.
- Alex Twal (Wests Tigers)
The hulking prop continues to impress. Recorded a whopping 59 tackles in 68 minutes while also running an impressive 120 run metres with ball in hand as his side recorded their third win of the season.
- Damien Cook (South Sydney Rabbitohs)
The other man in the equation in the Rabbitohs’ come from behind victory over New Zealand. Set up two tries, completed over 40 tackles and ran for 170 metres from dummy-half.
- Josh Papalii (Canberra Raiders)
Scored a barnstorming try and ran for over 150 run metres as his Canberra side make their best start to a football season in several years – and their best start to a season defensively since 1990!
- Boyd Cordner (Sydney Roosters)
Has made a habit of scoring tries recently as the skipper crossed for his third of the season against Cronulla. Not the biggest backrower in the game but still managed an impressive nine tackle breaks and 165 run metres.
- Luke Garner (Wests Tigers)
Has impressed with his early season form following a serious injury to the influential Chris Lawrence. Scored an important try and had a strong defensive performance against Brisbane, finishing the game with 40 tackles.
- Jake Trbojevic (Manly-Warringah Sea Eagles)
Narrowly missed out on selection in our team of the week last round, much to the chagrin of Manly supporters. Was influential on the contest once again as he recorded a try assist, hit hard in defence and ran even harder with ball in hand.
- Cameron Munster (Melbourne Storm)
- Payne Haas (Brisbane Broncos)
- Addin Fonua-Blake (Manly-Warringah Sea Eagles)
- Charzne Nicoll-Klokstad (Canberra Raiders)
18th Man: Luke Keary (Sydney Roosters)