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Latrell did it all, Pearce is on the comeback trail and one of the buys of the season joined the casualty ward in a big week for NRL Fantasy.


With three tries, seven goals, two line breaks and one very classy assist it was the Latrell Mitchell show on Saturday, with the Roosters centre racking up a sensational 98 Fantasy points in his team's win over the Tigers.

On Sunday both the Newcastle Knights and Mitchell Pearce continued their return to form, with the Knights claiming their second straight win in Auckland and Pearce scoring 74 and rising in value after his price bottomed out last week.

Elsewhere James Tamou added an impressive solo try to his usual work in the middle for 78, hookers Andrew McCullough (76), Damien Cook (70) and Robbie Farah (65) all scored well, and wingers Maika Sivo (70) and Ken Maumalo (69) both grabbed try-scoring doubles on Sunday.

The most owned player in Fantasy Kalyn Ponga got across the try line again for 61 points, and there were big scores for popular buys Jack Bird (63), Reuben Garrick (63), Alex Twal (62), Adam Reynolds (61), Reed Mahoney (60) and Ryan Matterson (60).

Latrell leads the way in Round 8 Fantasy ranks


This was a round when injuries hit hard. Fantasy superstar John Bateman is set to miss a few weeks after suffering a suspected fractured eye socket. His 20-point score also seriously hurt any Fantasy teams that had him as captain.

The Panthers lost a trio of players in Viliame Kikau (ankle/knee), Isaah Yeo (shoulder) and Malakai Watene-Zelezniak (ribs), the Cowboys lost Maroons forward Josh McGuire to a calf injury and the Dragons copped injuries to star duo Corey Norman (fractured cheekbone) and Tyson Frizell (eye).

And it looks like a lot of Fantasy teams will be on the hunt for a new half. After the Warriors' mid-season signing of Kodi Nikorima, it looks like Chanel Harris-Tevita's time is up as Warriors half and he finished with a sub-par score of 19.

Every try from Round 8

NRL Fantasy Team of the Week

  1. Daniel Tupou 65
  2. Maika Sivo 70
  3. Latrell Mitchell 98
  4. Jack Bird 63
  5. Ken Maumalo 69
  6. AJ Brimson 64
  7. Mitchell Pearce 74
  8. James Tamou 78
  9. Andrew McCullough 76
  10. Alex Twal 62
  11. Kevin Proctor 63
  12. Kenny Bromwich 61
  13. Jai Arrow 67
  14. Damien Cook 69
  15. Robbie Farah 65
  16. Daniel Tupou 65
  17. Manase Fainu 64
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