NRL Rd 7 - Storm v Warriors
SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - JUNE 26: Ryan Papenhuyzen of the Storm offloads the ball during the round seven NRL match between the Melbourne Storm and the New Zealand Warriors at Netstrata Jubilee Stadium on June 26, 2020 in Sydney, Australia. (Photo by Mark Metcalfe/Getty Images)

1. Ryan Papenhuyzen (Melbourne Storm

RYAN PAPENHUYZEN
Fullback
Storm
FINALS WEEK 1 STATS
2
Tries
2
Try Assists
1
Tackle Breaks

The prodigy from Melbourne continues to state his claim as one of the NRL’s premier fullbacks with two tries and two try assists.

2. Josh Addo-Carr (Melbourne Storm)

JOSH ADDO-CARR
Wing
Storm
FINALS WEEK 1 STATS
1
Tries
165
All Run Metres
6
Tackles Made

A try and three line-breaks as the games’ best winger recorded 165 running metres and four tackle breaks against a fast starting Parramatta side.

3. Justin Olam (Melbourne Storm) 

JUSTIN OLAM
Centre
Storm
FINALS WEEK 1 STATS
1
Try Assists
2
LB Assists
1
Line Breaks

Scored a try and went for over 100 running metres in his side’s 12-point victory over Parramatta.

4. Stephen Crichton (Penrith Panthers

STEPHEN CRICHTON
Centre
Panthers
FINALS WEEK 1 STATS
1
Try Assists
1
Tries
2
Line Breaks

Scored a try, broke the line twice and ran for over 100 metres with ball in hand in Penrith’s one-point victory over Easts.

5. Alex Johnston (South Sydney Rabbitohs

ALEX JOHNSTON
Wing
Rabbitohs
FINALS WEEK 1 STATS
2
Tries
57
All Run Metres
2
Tackles Made

A try double against Newcastle in a come from behind win. Stellar once again.

6. Jack Wighton (Canberra Raiders

JACK WIGHTON
Five-Eighth
Raiders
FINALS WEEK 1 STATS
1
Try Assists
2
Tries
271
Kick Metres

Two tries and a try assist against a determined Cronulla outfit.

7. Nathan Cleary (Penrith Panthers) 

NATHAN CLEARY
Halfback
Panthers
FINALS WEEK 1 STATS
3
Tries
543
Kick Metres
1
Line Breaks

His composure against a dominant side who are coming off two premierships was off the charts. Scored a hat-trick of tries, kicked four goals and a field goal against the reigning premiers in Penrith’s one-point victory.

8. Tevita Tatola (South Sydney Rabbitohs) 

TEVITA TATOLA
Prop
Rabbitohs
FINALS WEEK 1 STATS
133
All Run Metres
2
Tries
5
Tackle Breaks

A try double and 133 metres against Newcastle as South Sydney fly under the radar.

9. Damien Cook (South Sydney Rabbitohs)

DAMIEN COOK
Hooker
Rabbitohs
FINALS WEEK 1 STATS
39
Tackles Made
1
Tries
1
LB Assists

His best performance this season and his timing was perfect. Scored a try, ran for 175 metres from dummy-half and completed 39 tackles. Also as influential as ever in terms of his ball-playing stakes, setting up two tries.

10. Jesse Bromwich (Melbourne Storm)

JESSE BROMWICH
Prop
Storm
FINALS WEEK 1 STATS
88
All Run Metres
1
Tries
1
Tackle Breaks

Scored a try in his teams come from behind victory against Parramatta.

11. Angus Crichton (Sydney Roosters)

ANGUS CRICHTON
Second-Row
Roosters
FINALS WEEK 1 STATS
38
Tackles Made
1
Tries
3
Tackle Breaks

On the wrong side of the score board but performed well. Scored a try and ran for over 100 running metres.

12. Shaun Lane (Parramatta Eels

SHAUN LANE
Second-Row
Eels
FINALS WEEK 1 STATS
26
Tackles Made
1
Tries
3
Tackle Breaks

Another playing who found himself on the losing end. Performed well however and contributed to the Eels early lead with a try and 185 running metres.

13. Cameron Murray (South Sydney Rabbitohs) 

CAMERON MURRAY
Lock
Rabbitohs
FINALS WEEK 1 STATS
1
Offloads
1
Tries
39
Tackles Made

Scored a try, ran for over 100 metres with ball in hand and completed 39 tackles in his side’s big win.

Interchange: 

14. Viliame Kikau (Penrith Panthers)

15. Kenny Bromwich (Melbourne Storm)

16. Hymel Hunt (Newcastle Knights)

17. Adam Reynolds (South Sydney Rabbitohs)