Shaun Johnson's attacking game has been on song in recent weeks but the Sharks playmaker showed his defensive prowess to run down Mitch Moses and take home the Youi Tackle of the Week prize for round 13.
Moses looked certain to score when he broke clear in the slippery conditions at Netstrata Jubilee Stadium but Johnson pinned the ears back and ran him down 20 metres from the tryline.
Johnson's effort won him 49 per cent of the fans' vote with Dragons young gun Zac Lomax coming in second for his trysaver on Rooster Sitili Tupouniua at WIN Stadium.
The other nominees were Rooster Ryan Hall and Raider John Bateman who also pulled off great trysavers but Johnson was the man in round 13.
What is the Youi Tackle of the Week?
With such a banquet of rugby league action on offer every single week, it’s only fitting that fans should get to have a say on who they think delivers when it comes to the big hits and tough defensive plays, across the 2020 season.
The Youi Tackle of the Week has the experts at NRL.com scouring the footage from each game of the round to offer up 4 nominations for you, the fans, to vote on.
What do you value more, a mid-field bone rattler or a last ditch effort try saver?
Is an epic hit to end a line break sprint better than a copybook tackle within inches of the line?
Don’t keep those thoughts to yourself. Now is your chance to make your opinion known.
At the conclusion of the round the wining nomination will be named the Youi Tackle of the Week and the results of the week’s vote will be published on NRL.com on Tuesday afternoon.
At the end of the season, the NRL.com experts will cast their eyes over the winning tackle from each round and, through careful analysis, will declare one to be the Youi Tackle of the Year for season 2020.
The winner will be presented with the Youi Tackle of the Year award at the 2020 Dally Ms where they will receive the official trophy, but more importantly, the acknowledgment from the fans.
If you’d like to have a look at the winners from previous weeks, click here.