Petero Civoniceva Medal race is on

Sunshine Coast Falcons hooker Harry Grant leads the Petero Civoniceva Medal count after five rounds of the Intrust Super Cup.

The impressive Melbourne Storm-contracted young gun has already polled nine votes to lead Falcons teammate Todd Murphy and Mackay Cutters second-rower Shane Wright (both 8).

With Grant and Murphy in sparkling form, the Falcons have won their opening five matches to be joint competition leaders with the Easts Tigers.

The two Storm feeder clubs open the Round 6 action with a blockbuster Saturday afternoon clash at Sunshine Coast Stadium.

Easts also have two players in the top 10, with forward Jake Foster (7) and hooker Aaron Booth (6) tallying regular points in the opening rounds.

Nat Neale, the inaugural recipient of the Petero Civoniceva Medal in 2018, is in the mix once more as well, with the Ipswich Jets powerhouse just two points off Falcons star Grant.

Points are allocated on a 3-2-1 basis by the referees after each match.

Petero Civoniceva Medal – Round 5 tally

Points Player Club
9 Harry Grant Sunshine Coast Falcons
8 Todd Murphy Sunshine Coast Falcons
8 Shane Wright Mackay Cutters
7 Jack Ahearn Norths Devils
7 Mitch Cronin Wynnum Manly Seagulls
7 Jake Foster Easts Tigers
7 Nat Neale Ipswich Jets
6 Aaron Booth Easts Tigers
Tom Gilbert Townsville Blackhawks
5 John Palavi Tweed Seagulls