Smith looks Dally M certainty
The chasing pack all registered points in Round 25, but it won't be enough to deny Cam Smith a Dally M Medal according to NRL.com's unofficial leaderboard.
Manly's Daly Cherry-Evans, Dragons half Gareth Widdop and Roosters halfback Mitchell Pearce were all instrumental in important victories for their clubs, while Corey Norman and Billy Slater both notched points but didn't jump up the leaderboard.
Cherry-Evans kicked two clutch field goal to lead Manly to an incredible come-from-behind win, but it won't be enough for him to catch Smith in NRL.com's unofficial leaderboard.
Smith has an unassailable lead in NRL.com's unofficial leaderboard with only one round remaining.
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.