Round 18 Team of the Week

The Round 18 'Team of the Week' sees key players from the Norths Devils, Redcliffe Dolphins and Easts Tigers feature heavily in the selection after their side's recorded 40+ point wins in games that helped them strive to secure their placing in the Top 6.

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. Jack Ahearn (Norths Devils)
The Norths fullback was involved in just about everything in his team's 42-12 victory over CQ Capras, having a hand in five tries; scoring two himself and setting up a further three tries.

2. Herbie Farnwoth (Norths Devils)
In just his third game, the Devils flyer hit his stride, scoring two tries and registering 227 running metres. Farnworth was also handy with the kicking tee, knocking over all seven goal kick attempts. Farnworth has now sits on 100% conversion rate from 11 goal kick attempts.

3. Marion Seve (Easts Tigers) (c)
Back-to-back 'Team of the Week' appearances since joining the Tigers a fortnight ago. Seve was unstoppable in Round 18 as he terrorised his opposition with his running game, registering an insane 304 running metres. Further to his efforts, Seve managed to score two tries and set up another for his winger.

4. Dan Russell (Souths Logan Magpies)
A standout for Souths Logan in their 36-14 victory over Tweed Heads – scoring a try, running for 122m, busting three tackles and setting up two tries with great second phase plays.

5. Jarrod McInally (Easts Tigers)
The Easts Tigers winger was at his try-scoring best in Round 18, bagging a hat-trick, busting four tackles and running for 105m. McInally now takes his try scoring tally to 12 tries for season 2018.

6. Billy Walters (Easts Tigers)
Took control of the team in the absence of Brodie Croft; controlling the game nicely with his kicking game, recording 168 kick metres. Walters also had a hand in several tries, whilst ran for 86m and busted 4 tackles.

7. Cam Cullen (Redcliffe Dolphins)
The Dolphins captain showed his NRL Experience in Round 18, leading his side to a 40-28 victory, after being 12-0 down after the opening 20 minutes. Cullen scored a try, ran for 110m, busted 6 tackles and kicked for 167m.

8. Enock Maki (PNG Hunters)
113kg PNG Front rower was very impressive for the Hunters in their victory over the Northern Pride, running for 147m from 16 carries, and making 23 tackles, in just 41 minutes.

9. Hugh Pratt (Redcliffe Dolphins)
Young Redcliffe hooker Hugh Pratt was outstanding in Round 18, registering 2 try assists, 184 kick metres, a try, and a Hastings Deering Man of the Match award in a dominant display.

10. Lachlan Timm (Sunshine Coast Falcons)
Sunshine Coast Falcons front-rower continues to push for an NRL debut with his current run of form. Again, strong in Round 18 with 177 running metres, 31 tackles and 54 post contact metres. Timm really stood up when the game was in the balance, taking some courageous carries out of his own half.

11. Toby Rudolf (Redcliffe Dolphins)
Redcliffe cult figure was at his damaging best in Round 18, taking several strong carries to get his side on the front foot. A tough performance from the Dolphins Second-rower with 109 running metres, 26 tackles, 2 offloads and a try assist to his name.

12. Chris Lewis (Sunshine Coast Falcons)
A solid all-round performance from the Falcons Back-rower in Round 18. Lewis maintained a strong work rate in both attack and defence for the full 80 minutes, with 108 running metres, 42 post contact metres, and 47 tackles.

13. James Hill (CQ Capras)
After a huge performance in a losing side, Hill makes his fourth consecutive 'Team of the Week' appearance. This week, he made 202 running metres, 75 post contact metres, eight tackle breaks and 29 tackles.

14. Alex Bishop (Norths Devils)
Along with his fullback, Norths #9 Alex Bishop was a standout performer for the Devils in Round 18, scoring a try, running for 75m, making 38 tackles and setting up a try for his front-rower.

15. Ryan Papenhuyzen (Sunshine Coast Falcons)
Returning for the Sunshine Coast Falcons after representing NSW Under 20s, Papenhuyzen was instrumental for the Falcons, with 230 running metres, five tackle breaks, two offloads and a try assist.

16. Benaiah Bowie (Souths Logan Magpies)
Souths Logan Magpies flyer Benaiah Bowie was on fire in Round 18, crossing for two sensational tries. Bowie troubled his opposition with his speed and running game registering 184 running metres and four tackle breaks.

17. Zach Clay (Townsville Blackhawks)
A stellar performance from the young Townsville half, scoring his sixth try of the season and kicking all five goals to secure a convincing win against a strong Ipswich outfit. Furthermore, Clay terrorised the Jets with his sharp running game with 89 run metres, 2 line breaks and 9 tackle breaks.

*The team selections are the opinions of QRL Media only and do not necessarily reflect the views of the QRL.