Smith skips clear in Dally M race

Melbourne captain Cameron Smith has further opened up the gap on his rivals in NRL.com's unofficial Dally M tally, earning three votes in the Storm's dramatic 16-13 win over the Roosters. 

The Storm rake was at his scheming best in the top-of-the-table clash to help orchestrate a late comeback and all but assure his side will win the minor premiership.

None of Smith's direct competitors tallied points, giving the 350-gamer an almost unassailable lead in NRL.com's unofficial count with just three rounds remaining. 

NRL.com's unofficial leaderboard: 

Player

Points

Cameron Smith

28

Daly Cherry-Evans

22

Gareth Widdop

19

Paul Gallen

19

Mitchell Pearce

17

Michael Morgan

17

Billy Slater

17

Paul Vaughan

16

Roger Tuivasa-Sheck

16

Wade Graham

15

Luke Keary

15

Corey Norman

15

NRL.com's unofficial rankings are based on ratings attributed to players in each game by nrl.com staff following the official Dally M points going behind closed doors after Round 14. The rankings are in no way based on official Dally M points after Round 14, which will not be released until the official announcement of the Dally M winner in Grand Final Week.