Team of the Week: Round 22
Five Wests Tigers and three Panthers players headline a good weekend for cat lovers in Round 22 of the NRL Telstra Premiership.
1. James Tedesco (Wests Tigers)
Tedesco capped off the Tigers' upset 26-14 win over reigning premiers North Queensland with an amazing try of the year contender.
2. Joe Burgess (Rabbitohs)
The England international produced the best performance of his brief NRL career, racking up a nice highlight reel of memorable moments against the Storm.
3. Solomone Kata (Warriors)
Titans winger Anthony Don's face is still numb after copping a huge don't-argue from the Warriors centre who scored a brace of tries for the Warriors.
4. Tyrone Peachey (Panthers)
Peachey's 25th birthday coincided with the Panthers' 20-point win over the Roosters, with the back-rower-turned-centre scoring twice, including a try of the year contender.
5. David Nofoaluma (Wests Tigers)
A double century of metres and 14 tackle breaks saw Nofoaluma continue his recent run of rich form.
6. Mitch Moses (Wests Tigers)
Moses's two try assists helped the Tigers inch closer to a top-eight berth in a promising sign for life after Robbie Farah at the club.
7. Nathan Cleary (Panthers)
A 14-point haul and two try assists from Cleary helped give Penrith the ascendency over the Roosters on Monday night.
8. Josh McGuire (Broncos)
McGuire was at his destructive best in the Broncos' four-point win over the Dragons, his first game back following a short suspension.
9. Josh Hodgson (Raiders, captain)
The Raiders hooker was in amazing touch throughout the green machine's upset win over Cronulla. His first half performance – featuring a line break and two try assists – was the most dominant by a hooker this season.
10. Aaron Woods (Wests Tigers)
In one of the more important games of his season, the Tigers skipper matched it up against the likes of James Tamou and Matt Scott as his team downed the reigning champs.
11. Matt Gillett (Broncos)
Gillett overcame his recent shoulder woes in his first game back since State of Origin III by smashing out a whopping 52 tackles.
12. Bodene Thompson (Warriors)
Thompson was lucky not to get a hat-trick in a strong performance in the back row against the Titans.
13. Sam Burgess (Rabbitohs)
By cutting the errors out of his game, Burgess produced an explosive performance up against the might of the Storm forward pack.
14. Cameron Munster (Storm)
The Storm fullback's nine tackle breaks and try assist helped Melbourne peg back a golden point win over the Rabbitohs.
15. Peter Wallace (Panthers)
Wallace copped it from all quarters from the big Roosters pack but refused to lay down all game.
16. Simon Mannering (Warriors)
The Warriors veteran produced one of the best all-round performances of the round (113 metres, 42 tackles) and scored a try.
17. Chris Lawrence (Wests Tigers)
Lawrence was a thorn in future immortal Johnathan Thurston's side throughout the Tigers' upset win over the Cowboys.