Player poll: My favourite try of all time
There are spectacular tries and game-winning four-pointers every week in the NRL but which are the ones that stand out most in the memories of the game's biggest stars?
Ben Hunt (Broncos)
It would have to be the one against the Roosters last year in extra-time (Round 6). I dummied to make a line break and then beat Roger Tuivasa-Sheck to score the winner under the posts at Suncorp. That's definitely the most memorable and exciting try I've ever scored.
Zak Hardaker (Panthers)
It'd be 2011, my first grand final, my 15th game in the Super League. I think the game was already won with about 20 seconds to go. Playing St Helens, James Graham actually just before he left Super League for the NRL. I tipped it over the top while playing centre, I kind of blocked it with my hand, caught it and ran the last 40 metres in torrential rain and slid over the try line. There's a few pictures of me and Kevin Sinfield who used to be captain of Leeds celebrating and jumping up and down. That's probably my best try that I've scored, memory-wise as well.
Justin O'Neill (Cowboys)
The first try I scored in my first grand final with the Storm in 2012 was pretty special. And the try I got in last year's grand final was pretty special. It's hard to go past a big-game try so it's either one of those two. I don't know if I've done anything too spectacular. That was off the back of a quick play-the-ball and 'Coops' (Cooper Cronk) sort of signalled for a kick against the 'Dogs. Their winger pushed up and [Cronk] put a kick behind and pretty much put it on the spot right on the try-line, and all I had to do was fly down the sideline and catch it. I think Ben Barba was coming across and we sort of had a contest for it and I came out on top.
David Fusitu'a (Warriors)
I think it's my first NRL try, I remember it was against the Storm two years ago. I got an offload from Ben Henry and managed to shrug off Billy Slater to dot down in the corner. I was just star struck being out there on the field with Slater, I didn't know whether to go and ask him for his autograph afterwards or if it was a bad time at that stage.
Jai Arrow (Broncos)
There's one that stands out when I was playing for my junior club Burleigh in under-16s. It was the Preliminary Final and I was about 50 metres out. I dummied and went straight through the defence and then I beat the fullback. I managed to finish it off and score under the posts. That doesn't usually happen very often for a forward like myself so I was pretty stoked with that.
Michael Gordon (Eels)
I haven't scored many match-winning tries or anything like that, so I'd have to say the first hat-trick that I scored, which was against the Bulldogs. It was back with the Panthers in 2010 and to do it in front of the home fans was pretty special.
Jamie Buhrer (Sea Eagles)
It has to be the 90-metre one I scored a few weeks ago against the Dragons. I've never scored a try quite like it, and as much as I'd like to, I don't think I'll score another one like it again. The boys didn't think I had it in me so I think they were quite impressed. To be honest, I didn't think I had it in me either! That was a satisfying moment and I'm glad I have it on my highlights reel so I can show my kids one day.
David Mead (Titans)
I'd have to say the first try I scored in the NRL which was against the Warriors in my second game. I was marking Manu Vatuvei and I took an intercept and ran 95 metres to score at the other end. The Warriors were obviously attacking our line and it was either take the intercept or try to stop Manu from five metres out.
John Asiata (Cowboys)
I don't mind not scoring, really, as long as we're putting points on the board. Probably Queensland Cup last year off the scrum, show-and-go, fended off the half and scored against the Northern Pride. I was second receiver so it was off the scrum on the left and right-hand fend I'd say 40-50 metres out. I made the run... just.
Jordan Kahu (Broncos)
The thing that stands out for me the most is when I set up the try. I managed to tap the ball back for Ben Hunt against the Roosters last year in the Preliminary Final. It was going dead and I just managed to keep it in play for him to score. It's the most memorable try I've ever been involved in because it meant so much.
Matt Parcell (Sea Eagles)
To score five tries in a game for Ipswich was pretty special, so I'd have to say the fifth one because it's something I'll probably never do again. It was in a semi-final against Easts Tigers where I guess everything just clicked for me. I scored a hat-trick earlier that year against Mackay, but to get five was pretty crazy.
David Nofoaluma (Wests Tigers)
Probably against Manly in 2013. If not that one I'd have to say my second game in the NRL. The club had a seven-game losing streak and I scored the match-winner with a minute left (in Round 11 2013, a 22-20 win over the Cowboys). It's between those two but I'd have to go with the Manly one. That's one I'll never forget.
Josh Hoffman (Titans)
I'd probably say the one I scored in my debut in 2008 against the Dragons. I was on the left wing and I scored around the corner post and my mum and dad were sitting right down in that corner so they got a close-up view of the try. That's my most memorable one.
Bunty Afoa (Warriors)
I reckon it's my debut one (in Round 19 this year). After scoring that try I went home and the whole family said they were proud. I was just thinking about not dropping the ball, putting it on the line. I just thought to myself, 'I may as well try and get another one' and then I got another try off Shaun Johnson later in the match!
Javid Bowen (Cowboys)
I remember a few decent ones but I've only scored four NRL tries and they haven't been spectacular. I'd have to say in the under-20s. I came back from a pretty bad ankle injury and scored three tries. There were a few 90-metre tries in that game so I'd have to say a few games in the under-20s some of those tries. A few intercepts, grubber in-goal and running the full field I guess.