Round 10 Team of the Week
It was a hard-fought and much needed win for the PNG Hunters in Round 10, and five of their players were also rewarded by being named in the Round 10 Intrust Super Cup Team of the Week - but it was a young Cowboy who impressed the most.
Take a look below at which players QRL Media's Nathan Jones thought made some outstanding contributions for your favourite teams last weekend. The the standout performer of the week is named captain.
Round 10 Intrust Super Cup Team of the Week
1. Adex Wera (PNG Hunters)
The PNG fullback played a pivotal role in securing victory for the Hunters, running for 218m and setting up the winning try for centre Willie Minoga in the 76th minute.
2. Kiah Cooper (Tweed Heads Seagulls)
The Tweed Heads flyer was on fire against the Jets, scoring two sensational tries and earning his spot in this week’s Top 5.
3. Willie Minoga (PNG Hunters)
The hulking PNG centre was near impossible to for Wynnum Manly to contain, running for 174m, busting several tackles and scoring a double to get the Hunters back on the winners list
4. Konrad Hurrell (Tweed Head Seagulls)
Gold Coast cult figure did what he does best, run hard and bust tackles. He ran for 182m, busting four tackles and even setting up a try with a crafty play from dummy half.
5. Enari Tuala (Northern Pride) (c)
Cowboys contracted centre / wing put on a show ,scoring three tries in a dominant performance, further pushing his claims for a first grade call up.
6. Jake Clifford (Northern Pride)
Young half Clifford troubled Redcliffe with his strong kicking game and was prominent in attack, with three line break assists and a try assist to his name.
7. Watson Boas (PNG Hunters)
The PNG half took it upon himself to get the Hunters back on the winners list, with slick passing and a dominant kicking game. Boas was busy in attack running for 125m and scoring a try early in the first half.
8. Nat Neale (Ipswich Jets)
Currently leading the Courier Mail Medal tally after 10 Rounds, the Ipswich Jets prop continued his exceptional form, running for 180m, making 33 tackles and scoring his fourth try of the season.
9. Ryan Ghietti (Northern Pride)
The Pride captain was in everything against the Dolphins, charging down a kick to set up a try for winger Enari Tuala, putting in a grubber kick for prop David Murphy to score, and making a huge 43 tackles in a Hastings Deering Man of the Match performance.
10. Sam Anderson (Redcliffe Dolphins)
The Redcliffe Dolphins Prop pressed his claims for a XXXX Queensland Residents recall with a dominant performance. The 27-year-old lead from the front, running for 154m and busting six tackles.
11. Patrick Carrigan (Wynnum Manly Seagulls)
The young Bronco is proving to be one of the leading backrowers in the Intrust Super Cup in 2018, with a high work rate and tackle busting ability. Carrigan was a solid performer in a losing side, running for 153m, including 66 post contact metres.
12. Jamil Hopoate (Redcliffe Dolphins)
Backrower Jamil Hopoate is proving to be a nightmare for opposition defenders, with his strong edge running game. Hopoate continued his damaging form, scoring his 3rd try in as many games and busting several tackles.
13. Radley Brawa (PNG Hunters)
What a performance it was from the Hunters lock forward. Suffering a facial injury early in the game, the 91kg forward played the remainder of the game with his face taped, and still managed 164m with the ball.
14. Daniel Ogden (Wynnum Manly Seagulls)
A solid performer in a losing side, the Seagulls winger continued his try scoring form, crossing for his ninth try of the year. Furthermore, he was a damaging runner of the ball, running for 149m and busting six tackles.
15. Thompson Teteh (PNG Hunters)
In his first game for the Hunters in 2018, Teteh was a man on a mission running for a massive 224m and busting eight tackles in a dominant performance from the centre.
16. Aaron Whitchurch (Redcliffe Dolphins)
Another one of the Redcliffe forwards with a high work rate in Round 10 of the Intrust Super Cup. The 102kg backrower ran for more than 150m and troubled edge defenders with his leg speed.
17. Sebastian Pandia (Ipswich Jets)
His second appearance in the Team of the Week in just four rounds. The Jets backrower loves hard work and continued to trouble opposition defenders with his running game and leg speed, running for 171m and busting several tackles in the process. Pandia currently leads the competition in Runs (159) and Run Metres (1462).
>> 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. The team selections are the opinions of QRL Media only and do not necessarily reflect the views of the QRL.
Note: Round 10 saw the Easts Tigers, Mackay Cutters, Townsville Blackhawks, CQ Capras, Sunshine Coast Falcons, Souths Logan, Burleigh Bears and Norths Devils have the bye.