AUCKLAND, NEW ZEALAND - JULY 14: Nathan Cleary of the Panthers makes a run during the round 19 NRL match between the New Zealand Warriors and the Penrith Panthers at Mt Smart Stadium on July 14, 2017 in Auckland, New Zealand. (Photo by Anthony Au-Yeung/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.

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Team of the Week: Round 19

  1. Tom Trbojevic (Sea Eagles)
  2. Matthew Wright (Sea Eagles)
  3. James Roberts (Broncos)
  4. Solomone Kata (Warriors)
  5. Nene Macdonald (Dragons)
  6. Anthony Milford (Broncos)
  7. Nathan Cleary (Panthers)
  8. Korbin Sims (Broncos)
  9. Jake Granville (Cowboys)
  10. Aaron Woods (Wests Tigers)
  11. Kevin Proctor (Titans)
  12. Shaun Lane (Sea Eagles)
  13. Paul Gallen (Sharks)
  14. Jack de Belin (Dragons)
  15. Dave Taylor (Raiders)
  16. Shaun Fensom (Cowboys)
  17. Reagan Campbell-Gillard (Panthers)

Honourable Mentions: Jack Wighton (Raiders), Akuila Uate (Sea Eagles), Tautau Moga (Broncos), Tyrone May (Panthers), Ashley Taylor (Titans), Martin Taupau (Sea Eagles), Andrew McCullough (Broncos), Elliot Whitehead (Raiders), Jason Taumalolo (Cowboys)


  1. Shaun Lane is turning into a strike weapon on our edge. Potential starting to be reached. He just needed a good halfback beside him and a better coach to get him on the right path.

  2. Can’t believe how long it has taken for him to get a good crack at FG. Bulldogs and Warriors both silly for letting him go, good pick up for Manly. I dare say you’re a good prop away from being able to win the comp.

    • Yeah thats my feeling as well we could just use a good workhorse prop to partner kapow because Lawrence doesnt have a massive motor and will be gone next year anyway.

    • The rough thing for Manly is because they have had such a strong season, the market value for many of the players they have signed on cheap contracts (eg. Lane, Kelly, Perrett, Uate, etc) will increase. They did well to cut Myles, they should also send Brown and Lussick on their way. Use the money to pick up a couple of young props from NSW cup that they can develop like the Titans have done / are doing with Paasi, Pulu, King & Boyle.

      • With the cap increase and all the money left over from Lyon, Matai, Stewart and Myles all leaving manly will handle the upgrades fine and still have some cash left over. We definitely need to develop some forwards. We’ve got Paseka, Bainbridge and a couple of others from under 20s just need some of the nsw cup players to kick on like Lane has.

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