Playing in just his fifth NRL game, Cowboys youngster Daejarn Asi stood firm in the face of a rampaging Viliame Kikau to produce a trysaver which earned him Youi Tackle of the Week for round 19.
In one of the closest polls all season, Asi secured 30 per cent of the votes to edge out Dogs skipper Josh Jackson (29 per cent), who stopped Rabbitoh Cameron Murray with a sensational goal-line tackle.
Rooster Sitili Tupouniua was also right in the hunt for his shot on Josh Dugan at the SCG.
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 19
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.