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Rookie Panthers halfback Nathan Cleary in action against Manly in Round 14.

A quartet of Storm stars, a rejuvenated Bulldog and a pair of young halves headline's Team of the Week for Round 14. 

1. Cameron Munster (Storm, captain)

Fans were left asking "Billy who?" once Munster was done in the Storm's 46-0 thrashing of the Roosters. Billy Slaters' replacement in the Storm fullback role finished the game with a try, three try assists, four line breaks and six tackle breaks in the week's most dominant performance.

2. David Fusitu'a (Warriors)

Quickly becoming one of the NRL's finest try-scorers, Fusitu'a crossed the white stripe a whopping four times in the Warriors 36-point flogging of the Knights.

3. Kevin Naiqama (Wests Tigers)

Naiqama's try, try assist and seven tackle breaks were crucial in the Tigers' win over South Sydney.

4. Josh Morris (Bulldogs)

Morris's won out his steely battle up against Dragon Euan Aitken with three tackle breaks and a line-break assist in the Bulldogs' 18-point win over St George Illawarra.

5. Suliasi Vunivalu (Storm)

Fiji's newest sensation continued his rich vein of form with his maiden NRL hat-trick against the Roosters. 

6. Mitch Moses (Wests Tigers)

Moses took the Tigers' clash against the Rabbitohs by the scruff of the neck in another positive development for the young Wests Tigers squad.

7. Nathan Cleary (Panthers)

In just his second NRL game Cleary orchestrated a comeback seven-point win over Manly by scoring his maiden first-grade try and setting up another as the Panthers overturned a 24-4 second half deficit.   

8. Josh McGuire (Broncos)

With Nate Myles ruled out of Origin II, McGuire proved he'd be up to the task of starting up front for the Maroons by producing 216 metres and four offloads in the Broncos' eight-point win over Canberra.

9. Cameron Smith (Storm)

If Team of the Week were judged on best sideline conversions then Smith would be captain, coach, head trainer and CEO. His 40 tackles and try assist weren't too shabby either.

10. Leilani Latu (Panthers)

Latu's all-important try and try assist were crucial in the Panthers' comeback win at Brookvale Oval.

11. Tony Williams (Bulldogs)

After a five-week NRL hiatus Williams produced what he described as the "best game" of his Bulldogs career. Against the Dragons T-Rex made 190 metres off the bench and set up one the weirdest tries you're ever likely to witness

12. Trent Merrin (Panthers)

With 145 metres and 38 tackles Merrin produced one of his finest displays so far as a Panther in 2016. 

13. Corey Parker (Broncos)

Parker turned back the clock with a try, 179 metres and six tackle breaks against the Raiders.


14. Jacob Lillyman (Warriors)

Lillyman was recalled to the Queensland Origin team following a performance that saw him nut out 152 metres and a try assist against Newcastle.

15. Kevin Proctor (Storm)

Proctor kept his recent run of tries going with another four-pointer and backed it up with 175 metres and 31 tackles against the Roosters.

16. Darius Boyd (Broncos)

Boyd scored just his second hat-trick of his illustrious career in the Broncos' win over Canberra.

17. James Tedesco (Wests Tigers)

He didn't quite earn a NSW Origin call-up but Wests Tigers fullback Tedesco was excellent once again in his team's win over South Sydney.

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