Damien Cook produced the goods for coaches despite a tough night for the Rabbitohs against the Dragons — posting the top score of the round — while popular captaincy choices Nicho Hynes and Nathan Cleary both delivered strong scores in their side's respective wins.
At the other end of the charts, injuries hurt the scoring potential of Alex Twal, Nat Butcher and Hamiso Tabuai-Fidow while Lachlan Ilias and Jason Saab were both underwhelming as the Rabbitohs and Sea Eagles tasted defeat.
Round 15 Winners
Despite the Dragons running out big winners in their clash, Rabbitohs hooker Damien Cook still managed to top the charts in Round 15 — adding a late try and a try assist to his usual defensive numbers to finish with 85 points.
Popular captaincy choices Nicho Hynes (83) and Nathan Cleary (79) also scored well as the Sharks and Panthers chalked up victories.
Hudson Young's late match-winner for the Raiders saw him finish with the most points of any forward, scoring 79, while Isaah Yeo also added a four-pointer against the Warriors to boost his score to 76 points.
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Manly duo Daly Cherry-Evans (77) and Lachlan Croker (76) scored big despite the Sea Eagles' heartbreaking loss to the Cowboys, with Valentine Holmes' late efforts to get North Queensland over the line seeing him chalk up 66 points.
Roosters props Lindsay Collins (66) and Siosiua Taukeiaho (65) tried their best as the Tricolours went down to the Eels, while James Tamou (65) and Tino Fa'asuamaleaui (64) also posted big scores despite being part of losing sides.
Harry Grant and Jahrome Hughes also both scored above 60 — steering the Storm home against the Broncos — while Panthers hooker Apisai Koroisau capped off a return to the Origin arena with 62 points in his team's win.
Sivo in Parradise
Round 15 Losers
Lachlan Ilias was hooked midway through the first half of his side's loss to the Dragons and finished with minus three points in a blow to the near 18 percent of coaches who still own the Rabbitohs playmaker.
Siosifa Talakai missed out on his customary attacking returns against the Titans and ended the day with an underwhelming 27 points while Izack Tago only scored 24 despite his side's big win over the Warriors at Redcliffe.
Head knocks for Alex Twal (1 point) and Nat Butcher (12 points) saw the popular pair finish well below their expected points; Hamiso Tabuai-Fidow was also helped off with an injury in the first half and finished with 13 points.
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Te Maire Martin (12 points) produced another sub-15 score and is a sell, while Jason Saab made an incredible eight errors against the Cowboys — lowering his final score to minus one.
Round 15 Team of the Week
- Wing/Fullback — Nicho Hynes (83)
- Centre — Valentine Holmes (66)
- Halves — Nathan Cleary (79)
- Edge — Hudson Young (79)
- Middle — Isaah Yeo (76)
- Hooker — Damien Cook (85)