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NRL Team of the Week Rd 11

1. Michael Gordon (Roosters)

He may be on the way out the veteran number 1 but that doesn’t mean he’s done with just yet. Michael Gordon was once again solid as a rock for the Roosters and also provided a try assist early in the first half along with his excellent goal kicking form.

2. Nick Cotric (Canberra)

The young Raiders wing is often underestimated by opponents with his teammate Jordan Rapana usually taking the plaudits, however, in his debut season, Cotric, has been excellent including his performance this week against Parramatta. Scoring a try and continually secure under the high ball the young winner has a bright future ahead of him.

3. Latrell Mitchell (Roosters)

A small time in purgatory seems to have done Latrell Mitchell a World of good as he once again played his part in a hugely important win for the Roosters. Not much more to say about his performance other than he bagged two tries.

4. Taane Milne (Dragons)

Taane Milne ran riot against the New Zealand Warriors with two industrious tries and always looked like scoring when ever he had the ball in hand.

5. Akula Uate (Sea Eagles)

The renaissance continues for former Newcastle winger Uate who proved the difference in Manly’s surprise victory over the Titans. Scoring two tries and providing another the speedy Fijian was at his unstoppable best.

6. Anthony Milford (Broncos)

Brisbane fans have had the chance the last few weeks to see what life will be like when Ben Hunt finally leaves and they shouldn’t be too worried with Anthony Milford controlling their team. The Bronco’s 5/8 tore apart the Wests Tigers on Friday night with a plethora of try assists and try himself. It was such a good performance it earned him an Origin call up.

7. Mitchell Pearce (Roosters)

Whatever you say about Pearce at an Origin level there is no denying that at Club level he is one of the best. Taking control after his side went down early against the Bulldogs, he set up a try with a perfect kick and then sealed the win late in the game with a try of his own.

8. Andrew Fifita (Sharks)

Once again the big Sharks forward showed that he has the steel to pull a performance out of the hat as he stepped up big time to carry his side over the line against the Cowboys. A big run an offload set up a try that would send the Sharks on their way towards 2 valuable points.

9. Apisai Koroisau (Sea Eagles)

Another Sea Eagle that has reissued themselves this year it to a consistent performer. Koroisau is arguably unlucky not to receive an origin call up but he did his slim hopes no damage on Saturday as he and many other team mates put in an excellent team performance in the Sea Eagles win.

10. Junior Paulo (Raiders)

It was back to winning for the Raiders and their big man up the middle has plenty to do with that running over 200 metres with 23 carries.

11. Joel Thompson (Dragons)

Another underrated player in the team this week is once again from the Dragons. Joel Thompson got himself on the try scorer sheet with a pure determination effort. The praise often falls on teammates Frizell and de Belin but Thompson is a quite overachiever

12. Josh Papalli (Raiders)

It’s no surprise the Raiders returned to winning ways with the return of hit man Papalli in the squad. Papalli was his usual terrorising best and produced a wonder shot on opposition big bopper Tepai Moerea.

13. Jake Trbojevic (Sea Eagles)

Its become expected of many Sea Eagles fans that the eldest Trbojevic will put in a captain like knock even without the armband. A try for himself whilst playing a hand in another, Origin is almost a certainty.

14. Daly Cherry-Evans (Sea Eagles)

Cherry-Evans once again answered his critics during the week with a cool performance as he steered his side to another impressive win.

15. Jason Taumalolo (Cowboys)

Current Dally M holder put in a heartbreaking 80 minute performance that didn’t come up with biscuits in a cruel loss to the Sharks. Strong running game and defensively sound performance almost dragged the Cowboys over the line.

16. James Tamou  (Panthers)

The Panthers once again came back to win after a poor start to beat the Knights is scrappy performance but experienced front rower Tamou stepped up to drag his side over the line whilst also pitching in with a surprise try of his own.

17. Angus Chrichton (Rabbitohs)

Souths were by no means disgraced against Melbourne over in Perth and had they not lost Adam Reynolds mid way through the clash they may have stolen a result. But most of teh sides good work was done through the middle and Angus Chrichton was once again apart of that with 150 metres and 46 tackles to his name.


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