Johnathan Thurston

A third-straight man-of-the-match performance from Johnathan Thurston stole the headlines after round six of the NRL.

But while the Cowboys playmaker’s star showing earned his side a win over the defending champions South Sydney — and himself plaudits as rugby league’s greatest player — it wasn’t enough to claim top spot on the Dally M Medal leaderboard.

That honour continues to belong to Aaron Woods, who picked up another three points despite his side Wests Tigers falling to the Warriors in New Zealand.

FULL LEADERBOARD
10 A Woods (WST)
9 J Thurston (NQL)
7 B Matulino (NZ)
7 B Hunt (BRI)
7 B Marshall (STG)
7 M Moylan (PEN)
6 C Sandow (PAR)
6 J Maloney (SYD)
6 J Bromwich (MEL)
6 B Morris (CTB)
6 J Segeyaro (PEN)
5 M Pearce (SYD)
5 G Bird (GCT)
5 J Taumalolo (NQL)
5 B Austin (CAN)
5 G Inglis (SOU)
4 T Hodkinson (CBY)
4 K Snowden (NEW)
4 J Soward (PEN)
4 T Merrin (STG)
4 J Bird (CRO)
4 D Cherry-Evans (MAN)
4 P Richards (WST)
4 J Tedesco (WST)
4 C Parker (BRI)
3 J Mullen (NEW)
3 K Gidley (NEW)
3 M Vatuvei (NZ)
3 G Burgess (SOU)
3 M Koroibete (MEL)
3 C Smith (MEL)
3 W Zillman (GCT)
3 J McGuire (BRI)
3 J Kahu (BRI)
3 S Thaiday (BRI)
3 J Wighton (CAN)
3 I Soliola (CAN)
3 M Ennis (CRO)
3 A Reynolds (SOU)
3 J Nightingale (STG)
3 D Gaigai (NEW)
3 J Dugan (STG)
3 B Green (MEL)
3 R James (GCT)
3 J Thompson (STG)
3 I Luke (SOU)
3 C Norman (PAR)
3 S Fensom (CAN)
3 R Tuivasa-Sheck (SYD)
3 J Jackson (CBY)
2 M Aubusson (SYD)
2 B Slater (MEL)
2 J Friend (SYD)
2 B Hannant (NQL)
2 N Peats (PAR)
2 J Graham (CBY)
2 G Cooper (NQL)
2 D Farrell (STG)
2 M Scott (NQL)
2 M Taupau (WST)
2 A Sezer (GCT)
2 L Keary (SOU)
2 J Hodges (BRI)
2 V Holmes (CRO)
2 T Harris (MEL)
2 A Milford (BRI)
2 M Gillett (BRI)
2 P Gallen (CRO)
2 T Moeroa (PAR)
2 T Roberts (NEW)
2 B Scott (NEW)
2 A Fifita (CRO)
2 N Myles (GCT)
2 T Lolohea (NZ)
2 L Brooks (WST)
2 A Guerra (SYD)
2 D Finucane (MEL)
1 F Mateo (MAN)
1 A Vete (NZ)
1 K Moseley (GCT)
1 J Robson (CRO)
1 J Leilua (NEW)
1 L Coote (NQL)
1 S Waqa (CAN)
1 M Ma’u (PAR)
1 B Stewart (MAN)
1 C Munster (MEL)
1 S Matai (MAN)
1 J Roberts (GCT)
1 C Cronk (MEL)
1 B Thompson (NZ)
1 E Taylor (PEN)
1 C McQueen (SOU)
1 J Idris (PEN)
1 M Cooper (STG)
1 J Rapana (CAN)
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