Team of the Week Round 12: O'Sullivan shines

Round 12 saw Ipswich Jets, Easts Tigers, Redcliffe Dolphins, Wynnum Manly Seagulls, Norths Devils, Tweed Seagulls and Sunshine Coast Falcons record strong wins against their respective opponents.

Norths Devils half Sean O'Sullivan was the standout performer in what was an entertaining round of Intrust Super Cup!

Each round, Queensland Rugby League 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. Scott Drinkwater - Easts Tigers 

Melbourne Storm-contracted fullback Scott Drinkwater made a successful return from a pectoral injury, registering 165 running metres, a line break, three try-assists, and four tackle breaks in Easts' 40-22 victory over Northern Pride at Langlands.

2. Richie Kennar - Wynnum Manly Seagulls 

The Seagulls flyer scored two tries and ran for 128 metres in Wynnum Manly’s 28-12 victory over fifth-placed Townsville Blackhawks.

3. Izaia Perese - Redcliffe Dolphins

The Brisbane Broncos-contracted centre looked dangerous for the Dolphins every time he touched the ball, finishing the match with a try, try assists, nine tackle breaks and 232 running metres.

4. Talor Walters - Tweed Seagulls

Walters terrorised the Souths Logan defence with his speed and footwork at the line, registering a try assist, two line breaks, 276 running metres, and nine tackle breaks in Tweed’s 42-8 victory over Souths Logan at Piggabeen.

5. Herbie Farnworth - Norths Devils

The English import was in everything for the Devils in Round 12, scoring a try, kicking eight goals from eight attempts, and running for 187 metres in Devils' 48-12 victory at Browne Park.

6. Lindon McGrady - Tweed Seagulls 

Tweed half Lindon McGrady led Tweed to a convincing 42-8 victory over Souths Logan, setting up two tries, kicking five goals and scoring a try.

7. Sean O'Sullivan - Norths Devils (c) 

Anthony Seibold will be keeping a close eye on Devils half Sean O’Sullivan over the coming weeks after he led his team to convincing 48-12 victory over the Central Queensland Capras in Rockhampton. O’Sullivan registered four line breaks, ran for 160 metres and scored three tries in a Hastings Deering Man of the Match performance.

 
 
 
 
 
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8. Albert Vete - Easts Tigers

The Easts front rower led his pack from the front against a Northern Pride side looking for their first victory since Round 1. Vete scored a try and ran for 156 metres, including 61 post-contact metres in Easts' 40-22 victory over Pride at Langlands.

9. Kierran Moseley - Ipswich Jets 

The Jets rake was explosive out of dummy half, setting up two tries during the Jets' 34-20 victory over the Mackay Cutters in Mackay.

10. Jordan Grant - Redcliffe Dolphins 

Grant was one of many standout performers for Redcliffe in Round 12, scoring a try and running for a huge 170 metres, including 64 post-contact metres in just 43 minutes.

11. Tino Fa'asuamaleaui (Sunshine Coast Falcons)  

The 107kg forward changed the momentum of the game with his powerful running game and tackle-busting ability, registering 124 running metres, including six tackle breaks, 43 post-contact metres, and a try.

12. Pat Kaufusi - Easts Tigers

The 2018 second rower of the year enjoyed his best game of the season for 2019, scoring a try and registering the most metres of any Tigers players with 175 metres.

13. Tom Gilbert - Townsville Blackhawks 

The Blackhawks wrecking ball was a standout performer in a losing side, recording a huge 215 running metres and 31 tackles in 61 minutes.

14. Edene Gebbie - Wynnum Manly Seagulls 

The former PNG Hunters outside back continued his run of form with a huge performance in Round 12, that included a try, try assists, two line breaks and a massive 212 running metres.

15. Todd Murphy - Sunshine Coast Falcons

Murphy was another standout performer for the Falcons, scoring two tries and kicking five goals from five attempts, during the Falcons' 32-16 victory over second-placed Burleigh Bears.

16.  Max King - Tweed Seagulls 

The Gold Coast Titans forward returned to the Intrust Super Cup with Tweed, and his impact was immediate, leading the Seagulls pack from the front with fellow Titans forward Leilani Latu, he registered 195 running metres from 17 carries, during his 51-minute stint.

17.  Tom Geraghty - Redcliffe Dolphins 

The Dolphins forward was outstanding off the bench for the home side, scoring two tries and running for 146 metres in Redcliffe’s 48-8 victory over PNG at Dolphin Stadium.