SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - OCTOBER 01: Billy Slater of the Storm celebrates scoring a try during the 2017 NRL Grand Final match between the Melbourne Storm and the North Queensland Cowboys at ANZ Stadium on October 1, 2017 in Sydney, Australia. (Photo by Mark Metcalfe/Getty Images)

The Zero Tackle “Team of the Week” is based predominantly on a statistical performance. This understandably has pros and cons but allows us to remove any bias or preconceptions about a player or their opponents.

Players are compared to others in their starting position across a variety of stats, with a small bonus added if their team wins that round. The player with the highest “value” is then selected in each position. Players cannot be selected out of position.

As such, the interchange players are chosen from players who start the match from the bench and are there to give an indication of the players who performed best in that role.

Team of the Week: Grand Final

  1. Billy Slater (Storm)
  2. Josh Addo-Carr (Storm)
  3. Will Chambers (Storm)
  4. Curtis Scott (Storm)
  5. Kyle Feldt (Cowboys)
  6. Cameron Munster (Storm)
  7. Cooper Cronk (Storm)
  8. Jesse Bromwich (Storm)
  9. Cameron Smith (Storm)
  10. Jordan McLean (Storm)
  11. Tohu Harris (Storm)
  12. Felise Kaufusi (Storm)
  13. Dale Finucane (Storm)
    INTERCHANGE
  14. Tim Glasby (Storm)
  15. Coen Hess (Cowboys)
  16. Kenny Bromwich (Storm)
  17. Nelson Asofa-Solomona (Storm)

Honourable Mentions: Lachlan Coote (Cowboys), Antonio Winterstein (Cowboys), Kane Linnett (Cowboys), Te Maire Martin (Cowboys), Michael Morgan(Cowboys), Scott Bolton (Cowboys), Jake Granville (Cowboys), Gavin Cooper (Cowboys), Jason Taumalolo (Cowboys)