Intrust Super Cup Team of the Week: Round 8
A dominant display from the Tweed Heads Seagulls in Round 8 has seen them rewarded with four players named in the Round 8 Intrust Super Cup Team of week.
Take a look below at which players QRL Media's Nathan Jones thought made some outstanding contributions for your favourite teams last weekend.
>> Each round, QRL Media recognise the 17 best performers and name the Intrust Super Cup ‘Team of the Week’*. These team selections will be based not only on statistical data, but will also take on board live and broadcast viewings of the games, with the standout performer of the week to be named captain.
Round 8 Intrust Super Cup Team of the Week
- AJ Brimson (Tweed Heads Seagulls) (c)
This rising star of the game was influential for Tweed Heads, scoring two tries and setting up another two in his Hastings Deering Man of the Match performance.
- Troy Leo (Burleigh Bears)
One of the fastest players in the competition, the Burleigh flyer showed some serious pace down the sidelines, scoring two late tries to sink a courageous Hunters outfit.
- Pio Seci (Ipswich Jets)
The centre from Fiji has been a revelation in season 2018 for the Jets, adding to his recent run of form by scoring a three tries and sealing the win for the Jets over an experienced Redcliffe team.
- Brayden McGrady (Tweed Heads Seagulls)
The Tweed centre has been a try scoring machine in his short Intrust Super Cup career, and added a further three tries to his tally in Round 8, taking his overall haul this year to 10.
- Levi Dodd (Townsville Blackhawks)
The Townsville winger proved to be the point of difference for the Blackhawks, setting up a try and scoring two for himself in the win over Souths Logan.
- Todd Murphy (Norths Devils)
His experience was crucial in a good win for the Devils, setting up the match-winning try, he also kicked three goals to bring up his 500th Intrust Super Cup point.
- Kane Elgey (Tweed Heads Seagulls)
He returned to play for Tweed Heads after being a high-profile demotion from the Gold Coast Titans and he was a man on a mission, scoring and setting up multiple tries in a commanding win over the Cutters in Mackay.
- Sam Tagataese (Norths Devils)
The big forward showed his NRL experience, aiming up in both attack and defence with a number of strong carries. He also scored a crucial try late in the game to seal victory for the Devils.
- Pat Politoni (Burleigh Bears)
Named in the Team of the Week for the second week running, the Burleigh hooker was at his best again, setting up three tries from dummy half in the annual Anzac clash against the Hunters.
- Leilani Latu (Tweed Heads Seagulls)
Pushing his claims for a Titans recall, Latu lead from the front, running for 125m, busting through five tackles and scoring a try in a record-breaking win for Tweed.
- Blake Leary (Burleigh Bears)
Arguably the form backrower of 2018, Leary continued his run of form with his strong running game, busting several tackles and scoring a try.
- Jake Foster (East Tigers)
A solid performer in a losing team, the Tigers backrower troubled opposition defenders with his size and running game, getting over for his second try of season 2018.
- John Palavi (Norths Devils)
A captain’s performance from the Norths Devils lock forward, running for more than 200m and making 35 tackle in just 60-odd minutes.
- Linc Port (Easts Tigers)
Following a late switch to fullback, the Tigers flyer looked right at home, scoring a try, setting up another and running for over 180m.
- Justin Olam (Sunshine Coast Falcons)
Sunshine Coast’s Mr Consistent was again a solid performer in a losing side, with the centre at his damaging best, running for 192m, scoring a try and setting up another late in the game.
- Sebastian Pandia (Ipswich Jets)
The Ipswich backrower (pictured above) continues to be one of the most damaging runners of the ball, having a huge 24 carries for 188 metres, including 72 post-contact metres.
- Rod Griffin (Townsville Blackhawks)
The PNG veteran showed his experience for the Blackhawks in their win over the Magpies, notching up 197 running metres from 22 runs in just 66 minutes.
*The team selections are the opinions of QRL Media only and do not necessarily reflect the views of the QRL.
Main Image: AJ Brimson in action in Round 3