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Nathan Cleary was deservedly the hero after leading Penrith to victory against the Cowboys, but the tireless efforts of James Fisher-Harris were just as important.

The prop, who won last year's VB Hard Earned Award, produced incredible numbers in Penrith's 22-10 win on Sunday to record the highest index score of round 10 with 121.

In 66 minutes, Fisher-Harris managed to churn out 26 carries for 246 metres as well as eight decoys and four supports.

If that wasn't enough, the 24-year-old made 58 tackles (three missed) to help the Panthers reach the top of the table. He also gained the lead on the VB Hard Earned overall leaderboard, shooting up from fifth to move ahead of Payne Haas and Jake Trbojevic.

Each player's VB Hard Earned index score 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.

Panther-turned-Eel Reagan Campbell-Gillard earned a Team of the Week spot alongside Fisher-Harris with his index score of 119.

In a losing cause against Manly, Campbell-Gillard had 28 runs for 297 metres, four decoys, 17 supports and 47 tackles (two missed).

Whether he's at hooker or lock, one thing is constant with Cameron McInnes - he never stops working.

The inspirational St George Illawarra captain moved into sixth place on the overall VB Hard Earned leaderboard despite missing the first two matches with a knee injury.

McInnes earned the lock position in the Team of the Week with an index score of 110 in his 80-minute performance during a thrilling win over the Bulldogs.

He recorded 17 runs for 140 metres, 44 tackles (one missed), two tackle breaks, 29 support runs and five decoys in just his second start at No.13.

Wests Tigers second-rower Luciano Leilua - once perhaps unfairly tagged as a lazy player - continued his breakout season under Michael Maguire by recording an index score of 90.

Leilua had 19 runs for 180 metres, four decoys, seven supports, five tackle breaks and 34 tackles to go with his two tries in a big win against Brisbane.

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