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A James Tedesco masterclass and just another Nathan Cleary hundred highlighted round 23 in NRL Fantasy.


Tedesco was in imperious touch against the Dragons on Sunday, running for more than 300 metres and setting up four tries on his way to a round-high 107.

Nathan Cleary blew out the cobwebs last week and was back to his old ways this week with 106 - for anyone else that would be a remarkable score but for Cleary it was just his fifth-best score of the year and just 10 points above his season average.

Harry Grant (93) was explosive in the absence of Brandon Smith but could be back to the bench next week, with teammates Josh Addo-Carr (84) and Cameron Munster (83) going large against the Titans.

Drew Hutchison (88) played one of the best games of his career, Anthony Milford (83) was out to finish his Broncos career on a high, Daly Cherry-Evans (81) was magnificent against the Raiders while in the same game rookie Raider Matt Timoko (80) busted an incredible 11 tackles.

There were also big scores in round 23 for Damien Cook and Ronaldo Mulitalo (both 77), Waqa Blake (76), Payne Haas and Jake Clifford (both 75), Isaac Liu (74), Isaah Yeo (73). Braydon Trindall and Haumole Olakau'atu (both 70).

There were also encouraging scores from popular Fantasy picks Mitch Moses (69), Connor Watson (68), Reece Walsh (66) and Ryan Papenhuyzen (63) – who is very cheap right now assuming he holds onto the starting No.1 jersey.

Every try from Round 23


Other than the mid-week withdrawal of number one gun Tom Trbojevic (plus heavily owned CTR Jake Averillo), there were a few other headaches for Fantasy coaches in what was a preliminary final week in most head-to-head leagues.

David Fifita (30) was back playing big minutes but well-contained by the Storm, and Isaiah Papali'i's (43) move to prop isn't helping his scoring.

Latrell Mitchell (30) scored a try but did little else stats-wise, Jarome Luai (16) took a back seat to Cleary and Kalyn Ponga (35) was very quiet in attack.

Joey Manu (36) had his first sub-40 score since round 16, and Adam Doueihi (31) had a quiet game before going off injured late against the Sharks.

Round 23 Team of the Week

  1. James Tedesco (107)
  2. Josh Addo-Carr (84)
  3. Matt Timoko (80)
  4. Waqa Blake (76)
  5. Ronaldo Mulitalo (77)
  6. Drew Hutchison (88)
  7. Nathan Cleary (106)
  8. Payne Haas (75)
  9. Harry Grant (93)
  10. Isaac Liu (74)
  11. Haumole Olakau'atu (70)
  12. Hudson Young (67)
  13. Isaah Yeo (73)
  14. Cameron Munster (83)
  15. Anthony Milford (83)
  16. Daly Cherry-Evans (81)
  17. Damien Cook (77)
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