Team of the Week: Round 6
A trio of Roosters, Cowboys and Bulldogs headline NRL.com's Team of the Week for Round 6.
1) Lachlan Coote (Cowboys)
Coote put his body on the line on more than one occasion to prevent Penrith tries and he also had two try assists for the Cowboys and a field goal in their 23-18 win over the Panthers.
2) Dallin Watene-Zelezniak (Panthers)
Scored one of the tries of the season and was a constant threat on the Panthers' left edge despite their five-point loss to reigning premiers North Queensland.
3) Kerrod Holland (Bulldogs)
Holland was constantly targeted by Melbourne's attack but held strong in just his second NRL game to provide a 10-point haul – including his first career try – in the Bulldogs' six-point win.
4) Steve Matai (Sea Eagles)
Matai's two tries and five tackle breaks signalled a solid bounce back in form for the Sea Eagles centre in his side's 16-point win over the Warriors.
5) Sam Perrett (Bulldogs)
Marika Koroibete would have scored a hattrick on any other day. Unfortunately on Monday night he came up against the impenetrable Sam Perrett who saved three tries in defence and scored one himself to help secure the chocolates for the Bulldogs.
6) Corey Norman (Eels)
The Eels five-eighth continued his brilliant year by adding three try assists to his season tally in Parramatta's 30-point win over the Raiders.
7) Jackson Hastings (Roosters)
Hastings has looked like a player well ahead of his time throughout the season and it finally paid dividends with his two try assists helping the Roosters to their first win of the season against South Sydney.
8) Andrew Fifita (Sharks)
Fifita will again be knocking on representative doors if his hot streak of form continues. In Cronulla's five-point win over the Titans the prop scored a try, smashed out 160 metres and broke eight tackles.
9) Jake Friend (Roosters)
A gritty captain's knock saw Friend produce 56 tackles and a try assist for Aidan Guerra in the Roosters' seven-point win over the Rabbitohs.
10) Dylan Napa (Roosters) (c)
Napa's performance will not be forgotten anytime soon. The prop's try, 151 metres and 51 tackles – many of them at the expense of South Sydney players' ribs – will be long remembered as one of the best showings from a front-rower ever.
11) Tohu Harris (Storm)
Harris was a tackling machine against the Bulldogs (44 tackles – no misses) and did his very best to prevent the Storm's six-point loss.
12) Korbin Sims (Knights)
Sims was arguably the Knights' best in their first win of the season over the Wests Tigers thanks to his late first half try and solid numbers in key statistics.
13) Jason Taumalolo (Cowboys)
The Cowboys lock produced over 200 metres in less than 50 minutes as his side continued their solid early season form.
14) Dane Gagai (Knights)
Gagai made over 200 metres and broke five tackles in what was easily his best game at fullback for the Knights.
15) Jake Granville (Cowboys)
Entered proceedings a quarter of the way through North Queensland's win over Penrith and single-handily turned the momentum the reigning premiers' way.
16) James Graham (Bulldogs)
The Bulldogs skipper was inspirational in his 60 minute, 164 metre, 44 tackle effort against the Storm.
17) Jesse Bromwich (Storm)
Bromwich was a constant threat for Melbourne whether that be through his offloading prowess or his hard line stance in defence.