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Halfbacks go into every game knowing they'll have much bigger men running and knowing they'll have to put their body on the line.

That's exactly what Tom Dearden did when a rampaging Viliame Kikau came at him in round 17 and the brave Bronco's front-on stop was a big hit with fans, who voted it the Youi Tackle of the Week.

Trysavers from Eels veteran Michael Jennings and Tiger Thomas Mikaele also got plenty of votes but it was Dearden taking home the prize for standing his ground in the face of a runaway steam train.

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.

Get Caught Up: Round 17

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 winning 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.