GOLD COAST, AUSTRALIA - APRIL 08: Jordan Rapana of the Raiders during the round six NRL match between the Gold Coast Titans and the Canberra Raiders at Cbus Super Stadium on April 8, 2017 in Gold Coast, Australia. (Photo by Jason O'Brien/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: Round 6

  1. Jack Wighton (Raiders)
  2. Jordan Rapana (Raiders)
  3. Joey Leilua (Raiders)
  4. Dane Gagai (Knights)
  5. David Nofoaluma (Wests Tigers)
  6. Cody Walker (Rabbitohs)
  7. Josh McCrone (Dragons)
  8. James Graham (Bulldogs)
  9. Andrew McCullough (Broncos)
  10. Aiden Tolman (Bulldogs)
  11. John Sutton (Rabbitohs)
  12. Angus Crichton (Rabbitohs)
  13. Simon Mannering (Warriors)
    INTERCHANGE
  14. Korbin Sims (Broncos)
  15. Tevita Pangai (Broncos)
  16. Sam Thaiday (Broncos)
  17. Leeson Ah Mau (Dragons)

Honourable Mentions: James Tedesco (Wests Tigers), David Mead (Broncos), Euan Aitken (Dragons), Kieran Foran (Warriors), Adam Reynolds (Rabbitohs), Paul Vaughan (Dragons), Jamie Buhrer (Knights), Bodene Thompson (Warriors), Sam Burgess (Rabbitohs)

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