Round 11 Team of the Week
One of the hardest team line-ups to pick so far, with high quality performances produced across the round from all teams.
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.
1. Corey Allan (Souths Logan Magpies) (c)
He may have only managed 37 minutes due to an ankle injury, but the South Sydney-bound Allan was the standout performer in Round 11. The young fullback terrorised the Mackay defensive line, scoring three tries in just seven mins.
2. Kiah Cooper (Tweed Heads Seagulls)
The Tweed flyer continues to trouble opposition defenders with his strong running game and tackle-busting ability. The Gold Coast Titans contracted winger scored his sixth try of the season, ran for over 110m and busted six tackles to push his claims for an NRL debut
3. Marion Seve (Souths Logan Magpies)
The Souths Logan centre was at his damaging best in Round 11, running for a huge 208m and scoring a try in a convincing win for the Magpies at Davies Park.
4. Sami Sauiluma (Burleigh Bears)
The 108kg centres running game has been a key asset for Burleigh Bears in season 2018, and this pas round was no different, running for 157m, busting four tackles and setting up a try for his winger.
5. Kurt Wiltshire (Mackay Cutters)
An impressive performance from the Cutters flyer, who proved a hassle for Souths Logan’s edge defence with his strong running game and footwork at the line. Wiltshire was extremely busy in attack, running for 147m, making three line breaks, setting up two tries and scoring one himself.
6. Guy Hamilton (Souths Logan Magpies)
A dominant performance from the young Magpies half, setting up two tries with his strong passing game at the line. Hamilton now leads the competition for points scored with 94, after kicking 7 from 8 goals in Round 11
7. Jamal Fogarty (Burleigh Bears)
Returning for his first game since Round 4, the Burleigh half picked up where he left off, scoring two tries and securing victory for the Bears against an experienced Tigers outfit.
8. Nat Neale (Ipswich Jets)
The 105kg prop continued his insane run of form with another Hastings Deering Man of the Match performance. Neale scored two late tries and secured victory for the Jets in a come-from-behind-win. The Ipswich front rower took his try scoring tally to six tries for Season 2018, the highest of any forward in the Intrust Super Cup.
9. Pat Politoni (Burleigh Bears)
The crafty hooker played a pivotal role in Burleigh win over Easts with his sharp running game and defence from dummy half, making 49 tackles and setting up half Jamal Fogarty for a try. Politoni currently leads the competition for tackles (365), try assists (9) and line break assists (8).
10. Sam Anderson (Redcliffe Dolphins)
Back-to-back Team of the Week efforts from the Phins leader who is looking to push his claims for a XXXX Queensland Residents recall. The experienced front row forward laid a platform for his team, running for 188m and making 26 tackles in 52 mins.
11. Jye Ballinger (Sunshine Coast Falcons)
Ballinger looked the most dangerous forward in a losing side, with the Falcons backrower troubling Redcliffe’s edge defence with his leg speed and tackle busting ability. Ballinger had a high work rate in both attack and defence, scoring a try and making 40 tackles.
12. Radley Brawa (PNG Hunters)
The PNG enforcer backed up a Round 10 Team of the Week effort with another standout performance. The Hunters back-rower had his biggest game of the season to date, scoring a try, making 36 tackles and running for 178m.
13. Ben Shea (Ipswich Jets)
Lead from the front with skipper Nat Neale, running for 150m, busting four tackles and scoring a try. The former Wynnum Manly Seagulls forward now leads the competition for run metres (1562) and post contact metres (708).
14. Nicho Hynes (Mackay Cutters)
A solid performer in a losing side, the Mackay half was a handful the Souths Logan defensive line with his running game, breaking the line twice and setting up two tries in the process. Hynes currently sits in second play for Try Assists in 2018.
15. Levi Dodd (Townsville Blackhawks)
Dodd is looking to be the Townsville Blackhawks good luck charm with 100%-win percentage from his five appearances. The Townsville flyer had some strong carries with the ball, running for 186m, busting six tackles and breaking the line.
16. Billy Gilbert (CQ Capras)
His first 80-minute performance since Round 4, the young Capras hooker did not shy away from hard work, making a huge 54 tackles, and taking his average tackle count to 43 tackles per game.
17. Sam Hoare (Mackay Cutters)
His second appearance in the Team of the Week in his past two games, the Mackay Cutters forward had his biggest game of the season to date, playing for 72 mins and running for 180m.
*The team selections are the opinions of QRL Media only and do not necessarily reflect the views of the QRL.