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Team of the Week - Round 5: Hynes puts Pride to the sword

Sunshine Coast Falcons secured their fifth consecutive victory in Round 5 with a convincing 50-10 win over the Northern Pride seeing a number of their players named in this week's Team of the Week.

Each round, QRL recognises the 17 best performers and name the Intrust Super Cup Team of the Week; these team selections are based not only on statistical data, but also take on board live and broadcast viewings of the games, with the standout performer of the week to be named captain.

1.Nicho Hynes (Sunshine Coast Falcons) (c)

Switched to fullback after Ryan Papenhuyzen earned an NRL call-up with the Storm, Hynes was instrumental for the Sunshine Coast, laying on four try assists and five line break assists in the Falcons 50-10 win over the Pride.

2. Sandor Earl (Sunshine Coast Falcons)

The Melbourne Storm flyer showed his experience for the Falcons, crossing for three tries, busting five tackles and running for a huge 190m in a dominant display.

Sandor Earl scores a try - Sunshine Coast Falcons (Round 5)
Sandor Earl scores a try - Sunshine Coast Falcons (Round 5) ©Brent Clark/Falcons media

3. Delouise Hoeter (Wynnum Manly Seagulls)

A standout performer for Wynnum Manly in Round 5, Hoeter scored a try, ran for 165m, busted five tackles and set up four-pointer for winger Jack Goodsell in the 72nd minute.

Delouise Hoeter - Wynnum Many Seagulls (Round 4)
Delouise Hoeter - Wynnum Many Seagulls (Round 4)

4. Justin Olam (Sunshine Coast Falcons)

The PNG Kumuls centre wreaked havoc against the Northern Pride, registering three line breaks, 169 running metres, and five tackle breaks in what was an impressive performance.

5. Marmin Barba (Ipswich Jets)

Ipswich Jets outside back mirrored his 2014 form in Round 5, kicking three goals, scoring a try, running for 123m and notching up 500 Intrust Super Cup points for the club in the 20-12 victory over reigning premiers Redcliffe Dolphins.

6. Josh Ralph (Easts Tigers)

The young half had to steer the ship in the absence of Billy Walters, and the 21-year-old did just that, setting up two tries to help lead the Tigers to an impressive 44-12 victory over the Capras at Langlands Park.

Josh Ralph running the ball against the Capras - Easts Tigers (Round 5)
Josh Ralph running the ball against the Capras - Easts Tigers (Round 5) ©Scott Davis/QRL Media

7. Todd Murphy (Sunshine Coast Falcons)

Murphy celebrated his 100-Intrust Super Cup-game milestone in style, scoring two tries and kicking five goals, helping Falcons to their impressive win over Pride.

Intrust Super Cup Round 5 Highlights: Falcons v Pride

8. Albert Vete (Easts Tigers)

The experienced Tigers forward terrorised the Capras forward pack at Langlands Park, crossing for a hat-trick and running for 140m.

9. Aaron Booth (Easts Tigers)

It was a dominant performance from the Easts number 9, setting up three tries and kicking five goals in a Hastings Deering Man of the Match performance.

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10. Tyson Lofipo (Ipswich Jets)

Ipswich Jets cult hero took it to an experienced Dolphins pack, running for a huge 185m, including 73 post-contact metres and two tackle breaks in just 44 minutes.

11. Nixon Putt (Norths Devils)

The Norths Devils forward went up against his former club the PNG Hunters and showed them no mercy, putting in a powerhouse performance and running for 208m in his side's 28-6 victory at Bishop Park.

12. Jordan Kenworthy (Mackay Cutters)

An inspirational performance from the Cutters forward in the local North Queensland derby. The 22-year-old laid a platform for his side against an experienced Blackhawks outfit with 171 running metres from 19 carries.

13. Jai Whitbread (Burleigh Bears)

Titans coach Garth Brennan will be keeping an eye on the young Gold Coast forward after an impressive performance in Round 5. The young Burleigh forward was near unstoppable, running for 153m, busting nine tackles, and crossing for a try in the 65th minute.

Jai Whitbread and Anthony Donn - Burleigh Bears (Round 2)
Jai Whitbread and Anthony Donn - Burleigh Bears (Round 2) ©Vanessa Hafner/QRL Media

14. Jayden Baker (Norths Devils)

The former Tweed Seagulls outside back made his debut for the Norths Devils at fullback in Round 5, and was impressive clocking up a huge 199 running metres and scoring a try in the 24th minute.

15. Keirran Moseley (Ipswich Jets)

Redcliffe Dolphins will be having nightmares of Kierran Moseley after he terrorised them from dummy half with his quick play the ball, setting up two tries and scoring one himself.

Kierran Moseley - Ipswich Jets (Round 1)
Kierran Moseley - Ipswich Jets (Round 1) ©Scott Davis/QRL Media

16. Jordan Grant (Redcliffe Dolphins)

Hulking forward Jordan Grant was a standout performer in a losing side, registering 158m, 63 post-contact metres and a try in his 50 minute stint against the Ipswich Jets.

17. Tyrone Amey (Easts Tigers)

The 23-year-old forward was a standout performer in an experienced Easts Tigers forward pack, running for a huge 183 running metres, busting four tackles and even crossing for off the back of a barn-storming carry in the 76th minute.

Round 5 STATS

Norths Devils v PNG Hunters

Redcliffe Dolphins v Ipswich Jets

Souths Logan Magpies v Burleigh Bears

Sunshine Coast Falcons v Northern Pride

Townsville Blackhawks v Mackay Cutters

Tweed Seagulls v Wynnum Manly Seagulls

Easts Tigers v CQ Capras

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