Team of the Week: Round 19
Three Sharks, three Broncos and a ridiculously in-form Panthers winger headline NRL.com's Team of the Week for the Round 19.
1. Ben Barba (Sharks)
Barba's three try assists proved the difference in the Sharks' 32-20 win over the Roosters on Monday night.
2. Corey Oates (Broncos)
Two tries and 266 metres was the perfect way for Oates to kick-start Brisbane's road to the finals following his debut State of Origin series.
3. Josh Hoffman (Titans)
Hoffman was the Titans' best in their 20-point win over the Dragons, producing a try assist and six tackle breaks.
4. James Roberts (Broncos)
Roberts helped the Broncos burn his former Rabbitohs side with 200 metres, a try and seven tackle breaks.
5. Josh Mansour (Panthers, captain)
Mansour did all the dirty work in the Panthers' comeback 22-18 win over the Eels and finished the game with 266 metres and a whopping 15 tackle breaks.
6. Tyrone Roberts (Titans)
Roberts' kicking game was on point against the Dragons, while his assist for Chris McQueen's try helped the Titans to their early lead.
7. Chad Townsend (Sharks)
Townsend's well-balanced performance in attack was matched by the halfback's solid defence on the Roosters' left-edge runners on Monday night.
8. Jesse Bromwich (Storm)
The Storm's lack of ball didn't worry Bromwich, who punched out 44 tackles and 98 metres in an 80-minute showing in his side's win over Newcastle.
9. Issac Luke (Warriors)
Luke continues to busily chip away at his slow-burning season and was lucky not to help the Warriors to a win over Manly in golden point.
10. Robbie Rochow (Knights)
Rochow was on track to be one of the round's best after a terrific first-half performance – making metres by half-time against the Storm – but won't play again this season after injuring his pectoral.
11. Wade Graham (Sharks)
Five days after his Origin debut, Graham made 163 metres, a line break assist and 20 tackles in Cronulla's win over the Roosters.
12. Mitchell Barnett (Knights)
Barnett continued his impressive run in Newcastle's starting side after a mid-season switch from Canberra, knocking out 161 metres and 25 tackles against premiership heavyweights Melbourne.
13. Jake Trbojevic (Sea Eagles)
The Sea Eagles lock saved the game for his side in golden point with an amazing charge down and regather, which led directly to Daly Cherry-Evans's eventual match-winning field goal.
14. Boyd Cordner (Roosters)
With another strong performance in his second week back from a foot injury Cordner took another step towards securing a spot in Australia's Four Nations side at season's end.
15. Adam Blair (Broncos)
With four of his teammates backing up from Origin, Blair took it upon himself to smash out an 80-minute performance in the front row in Brisbane's win over Souths.
16. Tyson Frizell (Dragons)
The two-day turnaround following State of Origin didn't weary Frizell, with his coach Paul McGregor singling him out as the Dragons' best.
17. Clinton Gutherson (Eels)
Gutherson's shift to the halves for the first time didn't hinder the Eel, who scored one try and set up another.