Team of the Week: Round 12
1. Sam Tomkins (Warriors): A tremendous outing from the diminutive English fullback, who is gradually living up to his superstar reputation. Scored a try, assisted another and ran a game-high 236 metres against the Knights.
2. Daniel Tupou (Roosters): A hat-trick of tries, including a trademark high-flying grab, from the giant winger in his first time backing-up from Origin. Notched three line breaks and ran for 132 metres against the Raiders.
3. Konrad Hurrell (Warriors): In absolutely devastating form. The powerhouse centre scored a try, made a line break, busted 10 tackles and ran 114 metres against the Knights. An absolute handful all game.
4. Dylan Walker (Rabbitohs): The Souths teenager is more than a bit special and sparked NSW Origin claims against the Dragons. Scored a try using a beautiful shimmy, made two line breaks and ran 116 metres.
5. Josh Mansour (Panthers): Had a mammoth night out against the Eels, scoring two tries, busting 12 tackles and running 270 metres to do his chances of a NSW call-up no harm at all.
6. James Maloney (Roosters): Reminded everyone of his class by producing every Roosters try against the Raiders. Scored one himself and assisted each try of Tupou's hat-trick.
7. Johnathan Thurston (Cowboys): Didn't have a great Origin I for Queensland but backed up with a vengeance against the Storm. Score a try, assisted another brilliantly with a double grubber and was always threatening with 90 run metres against the Storm.
8. Matt Scott (Cowboys): Continued his great club form in the wake of a bruising Origin. Taking on mighty young rival Jesse Bromwich, the Maroons bookend produced 175 metres and 32 tackles to lead his side forward.
9. James Segeyaro (Panthers): An industrious outing from an exciting player. Scored a try close to the line, ran 111 metres and made 34 tackles against the Eels.
10. Sam Burgess (Rabbitohs): The Englishman's form is just outstanding in his final season. Scored a try, ran 192 metres, made three offloads and produced 38 tackles, with the apparent intent of snapping in half Dragons winger Jason Nightingale.
11. Simon Mannering (Warriors): A wonderful performance to mark his 200th NRL game and 100th as Warriors captain. Scored two tries, including a brilliant solo effort featuring a grubber, while running 130 metres and making 23 tackles.
12. Tyrone Peachey (Panthers): Absolute dynamite against the Eels. Scored two tries, one a sensational solo effort that showed off great pace, while also running a huge 256 metres for the match and making 24 tackles.
13. Matt Gillett (Broncos): A+ efforts are becoming standard fare from the Test and Queensland forward. Scored a try, ran 190 metres, made four offloads and had 17 tackles against the Sea Eagles.
14. Ben Hunt (Broncos): Superb in leading a big win over Manly and may just jag a Queensland debut. Assisted a try and played the mastermind role with aplomb in a 36-point romp at Suncorp Stadium.
15. Jamie Soward (Panthers): Tremendous in leading his side's western derby romp. Turned on the after-burners for his try and assisted three more in a vintage playmaking performance.
16. George Burgess (Rabbitohs): Sam's little brother refuses to stand in the shadow this season. "Gurgess" was again mighty powerful against the Dragons, running 182 metres and making 32 tackles while being denied a try in a touchy video ref decision.
17. Josh McGuire (Broncos): Continued to build his case for a Maroons call-up. The rugged prop pumped out 127 metres and 29 tackles in taking on the Manly pack, laying the platform for a big win.