A season-high effort from Jason Taumalolo not only helped the Cowboys over the line against the Raiders but also saw the Tongan international climb up the VB Hard Earned Index in Round 6.
Taumalolo's 113 points were the most by a player so far this season, comprised of 30 tackles as well as a remarkable 22 runs for eight or more metres — more than any other player in the top 20 scorers managed across the course of the weekend.
With a number of strong performances, Taumalolo now finds himself up to fourth in the overall VB Hard Earned Index having pulled ahead of Broncos powerhouse and previous leader Payne Haas, who was sidelined in Round 6 due to suspension.
Haas' 432 overall points sees him sitting back in fifth position now, with Panthers skipper Isaah Yeo (496 points) and Rabbitohs leader Cameron Murray (491 points) leading the way ahead of Parramatta forward Isaiah Papali'i (472 points).
With Wests Tigers producing their best performance of the season to knock off the Parramatta Eels on Easter Monday, it was no surprise to see Alex Twal return among the highest scoring players of the round. The Lebanon international topped both the tackle count and run metres for his side, with his 41 tackles without missing one paving the way for a 108-point effort in the VB Index.
Twal returns to VB Hard Earned heights
Unsurprisingly, Yeo (97 points) and Murray (86 points) both finished the round inside the top 10 players, while the likes of James Fisher-Harris (94 points), Joseph Tapine (88 points) and Kalyn Ponga (86 points) also performed strongly to sit high on the Round 6 leaderboard.
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