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Ryan James set up a try and scored one himself in a dominant performance against the Sea Eagles on Monday night.

Five Dragons and five Eels headline's Team of the Week for the second major bye round of the season. 

1. Jason Nightingale (Dragons)

Nightingale's forced move to fullback continued to pay dividends for the Dragons, he was typically safe under the high-ball and ran the ball strongly in their 10-point win over the Storm. 

2. Semi Radradra (Eels)

Radradra's 221 metres, try and try assist was just what the Eels needed in their 18-point win over the Rabbitohs.

3. Shaun Kenny-Dowall (Roosters)

Kenny-Dowall picked up where he left off with his first game in over six weeks seeing him produce eight tackle breaks and 174 metres. 

4. Euan Aitken (Dragons)

Aitken was solid in defence against the desperate Storm.

5. Anthony Don (Titans)

Don was peppered all night by the Sea Eagles' kicking game but stood tall in the Titans' 20-point win. 

6. Kenny Edwards (Eels)

Edwards' move to five-eighth in Kieran Foran's absence hasn't hindered the Eels in any way. 

7. Corey Norman (Eels)

Norman orchestrated the Eels' win with a commanding playmaking performance in the unusual position of halfback.

8. Ryan James (Titans - captain) 

James continued his amazing run of form against the Sea Eagles with his try, try assist, 40 tackles and 146 metres ensuring he'd be the round's best player. 

9. Mitch Rein (Dragons)

Rein was the Dragons' best and put the game out of reach for his opposition with a try midway through the second half. 

10. Kane Evans (Roosters)

Evans's entered proceedings from the bench and offered immediate impact. The young prop's 138 metres and line break assist almost helped his team get across the line in New Zealand. 

11. Joel Thompson (Dragons)

With usual back row partner Tyson Frizell absent, Thompson held the fort with 100 metres and 35 tackles.

12. Manu Ma'u (Eels)

Ma'u was at his destructive best and finished proceedings with a tick over 100 metres and 27 tackles. 

13. Simon Mannering (Warriors)

In a game where defence reigned supreme, Mannering's 53 tackles proved important in the Warriors' 12-10 win over the Roosters. 


14. Tariq Sims (Dragons)

In terms of output to minutes played, Sims' first game as a Dragon was a success considering he managed 131 metres and 19 tackles in just 30 minutes. 

15. Nelson Asofa-Solomona (Storm)

Asofa-Solomona entered proceedings midway through the first half and turned the momentum Melbourne's way leading into half-time. 

16. Michael Gordon (Eels)

Gordon's one and only season at the Eels continues to be a success, he racked up a try assist and 163 metres.

17. Jesse Bromwich (Storm) 

Bromwich almost punched out an 80 minute performance which included 173 metres and 35 tackles. 


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