Round 16 Team of the Week: Powerhouse Perese

There were some exciting comebacks and some close contests in Round 17 of the Intrust Super Cup with players from all across the competition putting in fantastic efforts. 

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. Jack Ahearn - Norths Devils 

Devils fullback Ahearn was instrumental for his side in their 30-18 victory over the Hunters in PNG, scoring two tries, busting five tackles and running for 113m.

2. Jarrod McInally - Easts Tigers

Easts flyer McInally earned back-to-back 'Team of the Week' appearances after running for 198 metres and scoring three tries against the Capras in Rockhampton. McInally has now scored six tries in his past three games.

3. Izaia Perese - Redcliffe Dolphins (c)

The centre terrorised Ipswich with his powerful running game and tackle-busting ability and inspired a last-minute comeback for the Dolphins, setting up two tries in the final 10 minutes of the match. Perese finished the game with 196 running metres, two try assists and 14 tackle breaks to his name.

4. Solomone Kata - Easts Tigers

The former New Zealand Warrior was unstoppable for Easts Tigers in his first game of Intrust Super Cup, with two tries, a try assist, 13 tackle breaks and 141 running metres.

5. Jon Reuben - Sunshine Coast Falcons 

The Sunny Coast gun continued his fine try-scoring form by scoring another three tries, busting six tackles and running for 170 metres in his side's 52-8 victory over the Northern Pride in Cairns.

6. Troy Dargan - Norths Devils

The 21-year-old continues to push for a Broncos call up with his performances and put in another strong showing in Round 16, setting up three tries to help lead the Devils to a convincing 30-18 victory over the Hunters.

7. Todd Murphy - Sunshine Coast Falcons 

It was yet another impressive performance from the 29-year-old half; setting up three tries and kicking eight goals in the Falcons 52-8 victory over the Pride in Cairns.

8. Jordan Grant - Redcliffe Dolphins

A captain's knock from the Dolphins hard man who lead his pack from the front with 183 running metres, including 71 post-contact metres in a Hastings Deering Man of the Match performance.

 
 
 
 
 
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9. Harry Grant - Sunshine Coast Falcons

The 21-year-old continues to press his claims for 2019 Petero Civoniceva Medal honours after another impressive performance in Round 16 which featured two tries, a try assist, 32 tackles and 135 kick metres.

Listen: Left Field Ep.9 - Harry Grant and Nicho Hynes 

10. Jamayne Taunoa-Brown - Norths Devils

The 117kg forward put in a powerhouse performance against the Hunters in Round 16, scoring two tries and running for 100m, in the 30-18 victory in Port Moresby.

11.  Temone Power - Townsville Blackhawks

The 108kg Blackhawks forward looked dangerous every time he ran the ball. He also maintained a high work rate in attack and defence, registering 77 running metres, including 4 tackle breaks, 28 post contact metres, and a try in the 33rd minute.  

12. Ben Shea - Ipswich Jets

The 30-year-old Ipswich forward was a standout performer in a losing side and took a number of tough carries against an experienced Dolphins forward pack. Shea finished the match with 159 running metres from 17 carries, including 73 post-contact metres.

  1. Sam Coster - Burleigh Bears

A huge performance from the Burleigh lock-forward who registered the most running metres (160) and tackles (45) of any Bears player in their 30-18 victory over Souths Logan Magpies at Pizzey Park.

14. Justice Utatao - Redcliffe Dolphins

The Dolphins flyer scored three tries in the space of eight minutes, providing Redcliffe with a come-from-behind victory over the Jets in Ipswich.

15. Moses Pangai - Wynnum Manly Seagulls 

The 109kg centre created numerous attacking opportunities for Wynnum with his powerful running game and tackle busting ability, registering 124 running metres, including 47 post contact metres and five tackle breaks from 14 carries.

16. Rogan Dean - Ipswich Jets 

A standout performer in a losing side, the Ipswich Jets flyer terrorised the Redcliffe defensive line with his powerful running game and footwork at the line, scoring a try and running for a huge 269 metres from 21 carries, including five tackle breaks and 91 post-contact metres.

17. Darryn Schonig - Sunshine Coast Falcons 

The hulking Sunny Coast forward has gone from strength-to-strength this season and put in another big performance in Round 16, registering a 158 running metres, including 69 post-contact metres and a try, in just 39 minutes.