Team of the Week Round 9

1. Jarryd Hayne (Eels): There's a bright spot in NSW’s stumbling Origin campaign and thy name is Jarryd. Incredible against the Sharks, scoring two tries (one of them a jaw-dropper), notching two try assists, making a line break and running 252 metres.

2. Daniel Tupou (Roosters): Doing his utmost to win a Blues spot, turning in another two-try performance against the Tigers. The 195cm ace had a try assist, made three line breaks and ran 141 metres in his latest blinder.

3. Michael Jennings (Roosters): The NSW centre absolutely carved up the Tigers, scoring a pair of great tries and running 184 metres in a dazzling display of speed and footwork.

4. Dylan Walker (Rabbitohs): Had the greatest night of his young career against the Titans, scoring four tries (which could have been five or six). The speedster has class written all over him.

5. Josh Mansour (Panthers): One of the hardest wingers to handle in the NRL, as the Knights well found out. Scored a try and ran a massive 248 metres in a display of wide-running brute force.

6. Johnathan Thurston (Cowboys): Yep, must be about time for JT to win another Origin I man of the match award. The Queensland champion was in everything against the Broncos, with a pair of try assists, a field goal and derby bragging rights.

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7. Shaun Johnson (Warriors): Destroyed a dismal Raiders outfit with an electric performance. Scored a runaway try, sparked a pair of brilliant four-pointers and had a direct assist, while running a huge 171 metres.

8. Matt Scott (Cowboys): Hard to remember a more dominant performance from the Kangaroos and Maroons prop. Scored a slashing try, ran a gigantic 237 metres and made 27 tackles to crush Brisbane.

9. Cameron Smith (Storm): You get the feeling the Australian captain kind of likes tough games. A typically gritty and polished effort against Manly, steering his side around while making 47 tackles.

10. George Burgess (Rabbitohs): Another dynamite effort from the Englishman, notching a try assist, a line break, 147 run metres and 39 tackles to quash the Titans.

11. Sonny Bill Williams (Roosters): A constant threat against the Tigers, finishing with a line break, 183 run metres, 24 tackles, four offloads and an unrelenting flurry of clever passes.

12. Tony Williams (Bulldogs): T-Rex may not be in 2011 form but he's back nonetheless. Scored a try, ran 156 metres, made 23 tackles and popped three offloads in a strong game against the Dragons.

13. Josh Jackson (Bulldogs): Origin may be calling the gifted youngster. Another rugged yet polished display against the Dragons, with a try assist, 119 run metres and 28 tackles.

14. Konrad Hurrell (Warriors): Shook off a controversial week with a devastating display against Canberra, scoring a try, making three line breaks and running 164 metres in a clinic of power running.

15. Billy Slater (Storm): Back in business after a slow start to the season. The Maroons and Kangaroos fullback was tremendous against Manly, scoring two tries, making three line breaks and running 181 metres.

16. Jamie Buhrer (Sea Eagles): Was superb in a beaten side against the Storm, filling in for the injured Glenn Stewart. Scored a try, ran 153 metres and made 35 tackles in a classy display.

17. James Tamou (Cowboys): His return to form will be a godsend for a battered NSW Origin outfit. Belted out 170 metres and 25 tackles against the Broncos riding shotgun with Test front row partner Scott.