Team of the Week: Round 11
A host of State of Origin candidates impressed ahead of the naming of this year's Origin I teams and earned their place in NRL.com's team of the week.
1. Darius Boyd (Broncos)
Since starring against at fullback for Australia three weeks ago Boyd has been the form No.1 in the competition. Against North Queensland he made five tackle breaks and produced a try assist.
2. Suliasi Vunivalu (Storm)
The Storm's newest Fijian flyer scored half of his team's tries in his side's 14-point win over the Eels.
3. Bryson Goodwin (Rabbitohs)
Goodwin celebrated his 150th NRL game in style with two tries in the Rabbitohs' 10-point win over St George Illawarra.
4. Euan Aitken (Dragons)
Aitken continued his rich vein of form for the Dragons with five tackle breaks and a try assist against South Sydney.
5. Jordan Rapana (Raiders)
Rapana continued his amazing recent run for the Raiders with 162 metres and seven tackle breaks.
6. Blake Green (Storm)
Green controlled the Storm's performance to a tee on Monday night with two try assists and came close to scoring a try of his own against Parramatta.
7. Johnathan Thurston (Cowboys)
Thurston had a hand in absolutely everything for the Cowboys in their one-point win over the Broncos, including the field goal that separated the sides.
8. Josh McGuire (Broncos)
McGuire's 137 metres and 45 tackles against North Queensland provided a handy reminder to Queensland Origin selectors.
9. Elijah Taylor (Wests Tigers)
Taylor was forced to move to hooker when Matt Ballin was sidelined with concussion and the new Tigers recruit finished with two try assists and a game-high 42 tackles in the win over Newcastle.
10. Andrew Fifita (Sharks)
Fifita left Laurie Daley no choice but to pick him for Origin I following his barnstorming performance in the Sharks' eight-point win over the Manly, with 183 metres from 22 hit-ups.
11. Matt Gillett (Broncos)
Gillett was a huge factor in both attack and defence for the Broncos against the Cowboys, scoring two tries and making 41 tackles.
12. Josh Jackson (Bulldogs)
Jackson saved his best performance of the season in the Bulldogs' 12-point win over the Roosters by producing two try assists.
13. Jason Taumalolo (Cowboys)
The Cowboys lock ran rampant through the middle of the Broncos' defence and finished the game with 174 metres.
14. Adam Reynolds (Rabbitohs)
Reynolds ensured he earned an Origin debut with a pinpoint kicking game in the Rabbitohs' 10-point win over the Dragons.
15. Ashley Taylor (Titans)
Taylor continued to stand up as a genuine NRL playmaker in the Titans' late four-point win over the Panthers.
16. Josh Papalii (Raiders)
The Raiders' only Origin rep was a beast in the green machine's 26-point flogging of the Warriors.
17. Tim Glasby (Storm)
Glasby produced 188 metres and 25 tackles off the bench for Melbourne in their win over the Eels.