GOSFORD, AUSTRALIA - MARCH 19: Jayden Brailey of the Knights is tackled by Tohu Harris of the Warriors during the round two NRL match between the New Zealand Warriors and the Newcastle Knights at Central Coast Stadium on March 19, 2021, in Gosford, Australia. (Photo by Ashley Feder/Getty Images)

Introducing the Zero Tackle Most Valuable Player Award!

Four members from our team - Zero Tackle founder Matt Clements and three of our NRL journalists - Will Evans, Dan Nicholls and Jack Blyth will vote 5, 4, 3, 2, 1 for the best players on the ground for every match of the season.

Check out more of Will Evans' This Warriors' Life content, including New Zealand's Round 2 player rankings.

From there, the votes will be collated to decide the MVP, with a live leaderboard to be updated on the site.

Check out the votes below for Round 2 of the 2021 NRL season.

Parramatta Eels 16 vs Melbourne Storm 12

Clint Gutherson, Reed Mahoney and Maika Sivo ran the show on Thursday night to hand the reigning premiers an early season defeat.

The victory places Parramatta with a perfect 2-0 start, while the Storm currently sit outside the top eight heading into Round 3.

Matt Clements: 5. C Gutherson, 4. M Niukore, 3. R Mahoney, 2. J Olam, 1. M Sivo
Will Evans: 5. C Gutherson, 4. M Niukore, 3. R Mahoney, 2. M Sivo, 1. R Papenhuyzen
Dan Nicholls: 5. C Gutherson, 4. R Mahoney, 3. M Niukore, 2. R Papenhuyzen, 1.M Sivo
Jack Blyth: 5. C Gutherson, 4. R Mahoney, 3. M Sivo, 2. R Papenhuyzen, 1.M Niukore

New Zealand Warriors 16 vs Newcastle Knights 20

The Knights were able to edge out a gallant Warriors side that pressed them for the full 80 minutes.

Mitch Barnett has found a shining role as kicker for Adam O'Brien, while teenager Bradman Best showed no signs of injury in a stellar performance against the Warriors.

Matt Clements: 5. B Best, 4. R Tuivasa-Sheck, 3. J Brailey, 2. T Harris, 1. K Maumalo
Will Evans: 5. J Brailey, 4. B Best, 3. R Tuivasa-Sheck, 2. M Barnett, 1. T Harris
Dan Nicholls: 5. B Best, 4. J Brailey, 3. T Harris, 2. R Tuivasa-Sheck, 1. M Barnett
Jack Blyth: 5. J Brailey, 4. B Best, 3. T Harris, 2. M Barnett, 1.H Hunt

Gold Coast Titans 28 vs Brisbane Broncos 16

The Titans were on a rampage in the South Queensland clash, with former Broncos star David Fifita scoring a double for his new club against his old side.

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The Broncos looked hapless throughout either side of the intermission, with the Titans scoring all five of their tries between the 19th and 54th minute marks.

Matt Clements: 5. D Fifita, 4. J Riki, 3. C Thompson, 2. T Pangai Jnr, 1. M Fotuaika
Will Evans: 5. D Fifita, 4. J Riki, 3. C Thompson, 2. T Fa'asuamaleaui, 1. A Taylor
Dan Nicholls: 5. D Fifita, 4. J Riki, 3. T Pangai Jnr, 2. C Thompson, 1. J Fogarty
Jack Blyth: 5. T Fa'asuamaleaui, 4. D Fifita, 3. J Riki, 2. A Taylor, 1. T Pangai Jnr

Canterbury Bulldogs 0 vs Penrith Panthers 28

Back-to-back shutouts have the Panthers purring to start their season, with Jarome Luai putting on a clinic against the Bulldogs, while Viliame Kikau, Paul Momirovski and Tyrone May etched their names into the try-scorers book.

A disappointing outing for Bulldogs, who currently sit 14th and chasing their first win under Trent Barrett's reign.

Matt Clements: 5. V Kikau, 4. J Luai, 3. N Cleary, 2. B To'o, 1. J Fisher-Harris
Will Evans: 5. N Cleary, 4. J Luai, 3. V Kikau, 2.B To'o, 1. J Fisher-Harris
Dan Nicholls: 5.J Luai, 4.V Kikau, 3. N Cleary, 2. B To'o, 1. J Fisher-Harris
Jack Blyth: 5. J Luai, 4. V Kikau, 3. B To'o, 2. N Cleary, 1. J Fisher-Harris

Manly Sea Eagles 12 vs South Sydney Rabbitohs 26

The Rabbitohs cruised to victory at Brookvale on Saturday night, with captain Damien Cook taking out man-of-the-match honours.

SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - MARCH 20: Latrell Mitchell of the Rabbitohs and Alex Johnston of the Rabbitohs celebrate a try by team mate Damien Cook of the Rabbitohs during the round two NRL match between the Manly Sea Eagles and the South Sydney Rabbitohs at Lottoland, on March 20, 2021, in Sydney, Australia. (Photo by Cameron Spencer/Getty Images)

Latrell Mitchell, Benji Marshall and Adam Reynolds also chipped in to hand the Sea Eagles another tough start to the year.

Matt Clements: 5. D Cook, 4. L Mitchell, 3. M Taupau, 2. D Gagai, 1. B Marshall
Will Evans: 5. D Cook, 4. L Mitchell, 3. A Reynolds, 2. M Taupau, 1. B Marshall
Dan Nicholls: 5. D Cook, 4. L Mitchell, 3. B Marshall, 2. M Taupau, 1. A Reynolds
Jack Blyth: 5. D Cook, 4. L Mitchell, 3. A Reynolds, 2. B Marshall, 1. D Gagai

North Queensland Cowboys 18 vs St George Illawarra Dragons 25

The Dragons opened up their account for 2021 with a dazzling win over the Cowboys as skipper Ben Hunt led the way with two try assists and a four-pointer of his own.

Valentine Holmes, Coen Hess and Scott Drinkwater played their part for North Queensland but as an entity the side looked lethargic in their efforts.

Matt Clements: 5. B Hunt, 4. A McCullough, 3. D Alvaro, 2. S Drinkwater, 1. M Ravalawa
Will Evans: 5. B Hunt, 4. D Alvaro, 3. A McCullough, 2. V Holmes, 1. S Drinkwater
Dan Nicholls: 5. B Hunt, 4. D Alvaro, 3. A McCullough, 2. S Drinkwater, 1. V Holmes
Jack Blyth: 5. B Hunt, 4. A McCullough, 3. S Drinkwater, 2. D Alvaro, 1. Z Lomax

Wests Tigers 6 vs Sydney Roosters 40

The Roosters roll into Round 3 with a skip in their step after another emphatic victory, this time at the hands of the Tigers.

Luke Keary handed off three try assists, while Brett Morris and James Tedesco had a day out in Campbelltown.

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Matt Clements: 5. L Keary, 4. B Morris, 3. J Tedesco, 2. L Collins, 1. D Laurie
Will Evans: 5. B Morris, 4. L Keary, 3. J Tedesco, 2. L Collins, 1. J  Waerea-Hargreaves
Dan Nicholls: 5. L Keary, 4. J Tedesco, 3. B Morris, 2. L Collins, 1. D Laurie
Jack Blyth: 5. L Keary, 4. J Tedesco, 3. B Morris, 2. D Laurie, 1. L Collins

Cronulla Sharks 10 vs Canberra Raiders 12

A late fight back wasn't enough for the Sharks to snatch the points against the Raiders on Sunday afternoon.

Joseph Tapine was the star of the show, with Hudson Young and Sebastian Kris also impressing in the victory.

Matt Clements: 5. J Tapine, 4. W Kennedy, 3. J Rapana, 2. R James, B Brailey
Will Evans: 5. J Tapine, 4. R James, 3. W Kennedy, 2. S Kris, 1. B Brailey
Dan Nicholls: 5. J Tapine, 4. W Kennedy, 3. R James, 2. T Rudolf, 1. B Brailey
Jack Blyth: 5. J Tapine, 4. W Kennedy, 3. J Dugan, 2. J Hodgson, 1. S Kris

2021 ZERO TACKLE MVP LEADERBOARD

1 CRO William Kennedy 34
2 SYD James Tedesco 33
3 PAR Reed Mahoney 33
4 SYD Brett Morris 32
5 SOU Latrell Mitchell 29
6 SYD Luke Keary 28
7 PEN Nathan Cleary 26
8 NEW Jayden Brailey 25
9 MEL Ryan Papenhuyzen 24
10 PAR Clinton Gutherson 24