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Reagan Campbell-Gillard's mammoth effort in Parramatta's thrilling golden-point win over Canberra earned him the title of round seven's hardest worker.

The prop was back to his best and was never from the action as he recorded a VB Hard Earned index score of 112.

The former Panther recorded 23 runs for 247 metres, 49 tackles, 11 supports, three decoys and five tackle breaks in a tireless display.

The VB Hard Earned team celebrates the true toilers of the game who don't always get the credit.

Each round players receive a VB Hard Earned index score that is calculated by doubling their total runs and adding a point for every tackle, offload, decoy, support, charge down and tackle break.

Negative plays lower the index score. One point is taken off per missed tackle, while errors and penalties cost four points. Being sin-binned results in eight points being subtracted.

Penrith's James Fisher-Harris, who won claimed last season's VB Hard Earned award, finished second last round with a score of 100.

Raiders fullback Charnze Nicoll-Klokstad locked down the No.1 jersey in the team of the week, cranking out 192 metres (from 22 runs), five tackle breaks, 12 supports and two offloads.

CNK scored two tries to help take the game to overtime but not even his gut-busting performance could stop the Eels.

You would've forgiven Panthers halfback Nathan Cleary for taking it a tad easy against South Sydney on Thursday given he'd been in hospital for cellulitis. 

Even his coach and father Ivan Cleary had spoken to him about perhaps doing more organising than grunt work.

But the 22-year-old couldn't help himself, having 17 runs for 111 metres, breaking six tackles and making 17 of his own. He also ran 13 supports.

On the overall leaderboard, Isaah Yeo and Payne Haas remain in first and second. But Fisher-Harris has leapfrogged Jake Trbojevic into third.

Injured Wests Tigers lock Alex Twal dropped out of the top 10, as did Roosters No.13 Victor Radley after he went down early with an ACL injury against the Dragons.

St George Illawarra's Paul Vaughan and Newcastle's David Klemmer replaced them.

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