Team of the Week Round 20: Herbie goes bananas

Intrust Super Cup Round 20 was an action-packed round of footy, with a number of teams cementing their spots in the top eight as the 2019 finals series nears. 

Norths flyer Herbie Farnworth was super impressive, earning himself the captaincy of 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. Jack Ahearn - Norths Devils

The experienced fullback was on fire in Round 20, scoring a brilliant individual try, running for 103 metres, busting seven tackles and setting up an additional two tries in the Devils' 62-14 victory over the Northern Pride in Cairns.

2. Jon Reuben - Sunshine Coast Falcons

The Sunshine Coast flyer continued his try-scoring form in Round 20, crossing for two tries, running for 210 metres and busting nine tackles. Reuben is now tied equal first tries (21) and line breaks (21) alongside Troy Leo. Reuben also broke a club record for the most tries in a season with 21.

3. Lee Turner - Tweed Seagulls

In just his fifth game of Cup, the Tweed centre scored the opening two tries for the Seagulls in their 22-18 victory over the Ipswich Jets.

4. Izaia Perese - Redcliffe Dolphins

The former rugby union outside back has to be close to an NRL debut with the Brisbane Broncos after yet another standout performance for the Dolphins, with 191 running metres, nine tackle breaks, one try assist, and an outstanding solo chip and chase try in Redcliffe’s 43-0 thrashing of Easts Tigers in the 2018 grand final rematch.

 
 
 
 
 
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@izzyperese with a sneaky chip and chase 👀 #intrustsupercup #rugbyleague #nrl

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5. Herbie Farnworth - Norths Devils (C)

An absolute masterclass from the Broncos-contracted winger, who scored a massive 34 points, with four tries, nine goals, 176 running metres and 11 tackle breaks. Farnworth also broke the club record for the most points in a single match by a Devils player. 

6. Jaelen Feeney - Townsville Blackhawks

The Townsville half has been killing it in recent weeks after returning from a knee injury, and the former Newcastle Knights playmaker put in another strong performance in Round 20, scoring three tries in the Blackhawks' 32-6 victory over the Capras.

7. Troy Dargan - Norths Devils 

The 21-year-old Norths half enjoyed his best game of the season to date, with one try, two try assists and 111 running metres to his name in what was a strong victory for the fifth-placed Devils.

8. Corey Jensen - Townsville Blackhawks 

Yet another powerhouse performance from the Blackhawks forward, with a huge 192 running metres, including five tackle breaks and 60 post-contact metres from 20 carries.

9. Harry Grant - Sunshine Coast Falcons

The Falcons No.9 was again impressive for the Sunshine Coast in their Round 20 clash with the Mackay Cutters, registering 57 tackles and running for 105 metres from 10 carries.

10. Jordan Grant - Redcliffe Dolphins

The Dolphins prop continues to push his claim for front rower of the year with yet another standout performance for Redcliffe in Round 20. It included 168 running metres, including 79 post-contact metres, five tackle breaks and one try in just 43 minutes.

11. Brendan Frei - Norths Devils

The 23-year-old second row forward was again a standout performer for the Devils in Round 20, crossing for two tries in their 62-14 victory over the Pride in Cairns. Frei has now scored 10 tries in 20 appearances for Devils.

12. Brayden Dee - Redcliffe Dolphins

The young Dolphins forward put in a workhorse performance against Easts Tigers in the 2018 grand final rematch, with two tries, 25 tackles and 98 running metres.

13. Sam Burns - Sunshine Coast Falcons

Burns led the Falcons pack from the front against an experienced Cutters outfit, running for 100 metres and making 39 tackles with 100 per cent effectiveness in a Hastings Deering Man of the Match performance.

 
 
 
 
 
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Congrats to @sammyburns_ who is the @hastingsdeering Man of the Match 🙌 #intrustsupercup #hastingsdeering #rugbyleague

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14. Sam Scarlett - Wynnum Manly Seagulls

Scarlett led his team to a convincing 34-18 victory over fellow Brisbane Broncos feeder club Souths Logan Magpies, with one try, two try assists and 241 kick metres.

15. Caleb Daunt - Sunshine Coast Falcons

The XXXX Queensland Rangers representative stood up for the Falcons in the absence of Nicho Hynes, who made his NRL debut for Melbourne Storm. Daunt scored two tries within eight minutes, ran for 87 metres and set up a try for young tearaway forward Thomas Rafter in the 18th minute.

16. Trai Fuller - Redcliffe Dolphins 

The Dolphins livewire created several opportunities for the home side with his speed and footwork, with 191 running metres, 11 tackle breaks, one try and one try assist in Round 20.

 17. Troy Leo - Burleigh Bears 

The Bears flyer loves scoring tries in Papua New Guinea, scoring another double against the Hunters in Round 20. Leo is now tied equal first with Reuben for tries scored with 21 tries in 20 appearances.