Round 12 Team of the Week
Easts Tigers players were prominent in the Round 12 Team of the Week with their 54-16 victory over Wynnum Manly featuring several standout performances. With several high-scoring fixtures, outside backs have featured heavily in this week's team, occupying three of the four bench spots.
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 recognises 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. Scott Drinkwater (Easts Tigers)
Arguably the best-performing fullback in the Intrust Super Cup in 2018, and the Tigers maestro continued his run of form with a dominant display against Wynnum, setting up two tries, busting five tackles, running for 154m, and scoring a try.
2. Tyronne Roberts-Davis (Burleigh Bears)
The young speedster played a key role in securing victory for Burleigh, scoring two tries in the final 30 minutes, and sealing victory for the home side.
3. Brendan Elliot (Tweed Heads Seagulls)
A late switch from fullback to centre paid dividends for Tweed Heads, with Elliot scoring two tries to help secure the Seagulls sixth consecutive win.
4. Conor Carey (Easts Tigers)
The Tigers centre troubled opposition defenders with his strong running game and tackle-busting ability, running for 153m, busting eight tackles and scoring two tries in a dominant display.
5. Murray Taulagi (Northern Pride)
Cowboys-contracted winger Taulagi was at his damaging best in Round 12, running for a huge 210m, busting six tackles and scoring a sensational 101m try, after receiving the ball in the in-goal.
6. Billy Walters (Easts Tigers) (c)
Looking to push his claims for a XXXX Queensland Residents recall, the Melbourne Storm-contracted half put on a clinic, scoring two tries, setting up a further 2, making 11 tackle breaks, 3 line breaks and running for 164m.
7. Brodie Croft (Easts Tigers)
Along with his Tigers halves partner, Brodie Croft had a dominant performance in Round 12, controlling the game with his boot, kicking for 269 and kicking 7/10 goals.
8. Sam Anderson (Redcliffe Dolphins)
His third consecutive listing in team of the week with a run of standout performances, and Round 12 was no different with Anderson running for 177m, busting four tackles and scoring a try in a Hastings Deering Man of the Match performance.
9. Travis Waddell (Souths Logan Magpies)
The crafty dummy half was pivotal in the No.9 jersey for Souths, making 36 tackles and setting up a try.
10. Jordan Grant (Mackay Cutters)
A great performance from the Cutters front-rower in a losing side, running for 182m, including 92 post contact metres and making 23 tackles.
11. Ethan Lowe (Northern Pride)
After being left out of the Cowboys 17, Cowboys backrower (pictured below) was out to impress, running for 189m, making 27 tackles, a line break and setting up a try with a barnstorming run.
12. Christian Welch (Easts Tigers)
After playing the first 11 Rounds of the season in the NRL for the Melbourne Storm, Christian Welch returned to Intrust Super Cup for the Easts Tigers. The 110kg forward maintained an outstanding work rate for the full 80 minutes, running for 211m, making 33 tackles and laying a platform for his halves to play off.
13. David Fifita (Souths Logan Magpies)
In just his second game of Intrust Super Cup, the 18 year old, 107kg backrower put on a show, running for 219m (second most of any player in Round 12*), busting 13 tackles and scoring a breakaway try.
14. Linc Port (Easts Tigers)
An impressive performance from the Tigers winger, running for 185m, accompanied by two line breaks, a try assist and a try.
15. Junior Kirisome (CQ Capras)
The Capras flyer was a solid performer and looked the most dangerous in a losing side, scoring two tries, busting four tackles and running for 105m.
16. Junior Rau (PNG Hunters)
Hulking PNG winger Rau Broke the game open for PNG with a 60m try to give the Hunters the lead at a critical point in the game.
17. Jamil Hopoete (Redcliffe Dolphins)
Impressive performance from the edge back rower with his leg speed and footwork at the line, running for 163m, busting four tackles and worrying opposition defenders.
*The team selections are the opinions of QRL Media only and do not necessarily reflect the views of the QRL.
*PNG v Blackhawks statistics unavailable at time of publication