Team of the Week: Round 6
1. Jarryd Hayne (Eels): A match-winner with and without the ball in Saturday’s Roosters boilover. Made a try assist and 95 metres but his miraculous try-saving tackle on Sonny Bill Williams stole the show.
2. Daniel Tupou (Roosters): On a losing team against the Eels but absolutely ran riot. The giant winger made two line breaks and galloped 245 metres, including 90 metres for a great solo try.
3. Joseph Leilua (Knights): A rising star in great form, who notched a try assist and 186 metres in a powerhouse performance against the Raiders.
4. Will Chambers (Storm): Aside from an ugly shoulder charge had a massive game against the Dragons, with two tries and a crucial hand in the amazing match-winner, plus two line breaks and 148 metres.
5. Jorge Taufua (Sea Eagles): Made a stunning return from injury against Cronulla, with a try, a try assist, three line breaks, seven tackle breaks and 178 metres.
6. Aidan Sezer (Titans): Developing a remarkable knack for producing match-winning plays. Capped a slick performance against the Broncos by ripping the ball from Ben Barba’s grasp for the deciding try.
7. Cooper Cronk (Storm): Took charge when all seemed lost against the Dragons, scoring one try and having a hand in two others during an incredible late comeback.
8. Jesse Bromwich (Storm): Another massive game up front against the Dragons, churning out 201 metres, 28 tackles and a first-half try.
9. Robbie Farah (Wests Tigers): A stellar performance against the Cowboys, scoring a try, making two try assists, 152 metres and 40 tackles - then dislocating his elbow.
10. James Graham (Bulldogs): His presence here is getting repetitive - but the Englishman has been absolutely superb all season. Was busy and brutal against the Warriors, making 150 metres and 36 bruising tackles.
11. Beau Scott (Knights): Scored a try and made a try assist, 95 metres and 23 tackles in a blinder against Canberra. Afterwards, was branded the NRL’s form forward by coach Wayne Bennett.
12. Nate Myles (Titans): One of the NRL’s most reliable for quality and quantity, the big Queenslander made 123 metres and 45 tackles against the Broncos.
13. Sam Burgess (Rabbitohs): Another enormous game from the English star saw him rack up 179 metres and 44 tackles on a saturated track at Penrith.
14. Brett Stewart (Sea Eagles): The Prince of Brookvale had an outrageous game against a poor Sharks outfit, making four try assists and 157 metres.
15. David Mead (Titans): Has been sensational at fullback for the Titans. Ran 269 metres, made two line breaks and scored a stunning runaway try against Brisbane.
16. Aaron Woods (Wests Tigers): A powerful start to the season continued against the Cowboys, with 172 metres and 35 tackles facing off with the Australian Test front row.
17. Tim Mannah (Eels): Stats of 105 metres and 25 tackles don't do justice to Saturday’s captain’s knock. Took on the feared Roosters pack and won, paving the way for his team’s massive upset.