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Round 3 Team of the Week: Ieremia  is a star

The Intrust Super Cup competition returned with a bang following one weekend off for Easter. 

Round 3 saw fans treated to some great matches with a few almighty comebacks, some pure class and out-and-out talent shining across the state. 

Brisbane Tigers put on a show during Sunday's broadcast match against Burleigh Bears to record their first win, with talented centre Dean Ieremia a standout with his hat-trick earning him the Hastings Deering player of the match.

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 named captain. 

1. Trai Fuller - Redcliffe Dolphins

The speedy Dolphins fullback had the most run metres for his side with 158, scored one try and was responsible for an epic try-saving tackle which helped reset the Dolphins and steal them the 24-22 win against the Central Queensland Capras. 

2. Nat McGavin - Sunshine Coast Falcons

The Falcons winger was a standout for his side against Ipswich Jets in Round 3, scoring a hat-trick of tries - with plenty of flair, no less. He also clocked 98 run metres, had one line break and four tackle breaks. 

Top five: Intrust Super Cup Round 3

3. Cory Denniss - Burleigh Bears

The Bears centre scored the only two tries for his side during their Round 3 loss against an unstoppable Brisbane Tigers. The winger's effort was impressive despite being in a beaten side, recording two line breaks, making 19 tackles and making the most runs for his side with 12 for 83 metres.  

4. Lee Turner - Tweed Seagulls

The Seagulls centre scored two tries, had the most line breaks for his side with three and clocked 120 run metres for his side during their 40-26 win over Souths Logan Magpies. 

5. Dean Ieremia - Brisbane Tigers (C)

The Tigers winger scored a hat-trick of impressive tries during his side's first win of the season. He also clocked 150 run metres, including 24 post-contact metres, and had the most line breaks for his side with two. 

 

A hat-trick to Brisbane Tigers winger Dean Ieremia earned him this week's Hastings Deering player of the match 🐯

Posted by Intrust Super Cup on Saturday, April 10, 2021

6. Tyson Gamble - Norths Devils

The Brisbane Broncos-contracted talent was on fire during the Devils' win over Townsville Blackhawks. Gamble kicked five from five conversions, clocked 117 run metres including 41 post-contact, had one line break assist and one try assist. Wynnum Manly Seagulls half Jack Campagnolo was also very impressive, kicking six from six conversions. 

Tyson Gamble. Photo: Josh Woning/QRL
Tyson Gamble. Photo: Josh Woning/QRL

7. Julian Christian - Ipswich Jets

The Jets livewire was a standout during his side's Round 3 loss. Christian scored two tries, clocked the most run metres for his side with 181 including 48 post-contact, had two line breaks and nine tackle breaks. Falcons star Todd Murphy was also impressive, with one try assist and 12 points to his name after kicking six from six conversions. 

8. Lachlan Timm - Redcliffe Dolphins

The Dolphins prop, during his 57 minutes on the field, scored one try, clocked 131 run metres including 42 post-contact and had one line break. 

9. Jayden Berrell - Wynnum Manly Seagulls 

The talented Seagulls hooker was unstoppable during his side's win over Northern Pride in Cairns. Berrell scored two tries, had four tackle breaks, one try assist, line break and line break assist during his 54 minutes on the field. 

Jayden Berrell. Photo: Jim O'Reilly
Jayden Berrell. Photo: Jim O'Reilly

10. Will Samuel - Brisbane Tigers

The Tigers workhorse was superb for the Tigers during their 50-10 win over Burleigh Bears. Samuel scored two tries, clocked 134 run metres including 41 post-contact, had two line breaks and five tackle breaks. 

11. Tom Rafter - Sunshine Coast Falcons

The Falcons second rower was solid in defence and attack in Round 3. Rafter had the most tackles for the Falcons with 38, scored one try, had one line break, one line break assist and one try assist. Dolphins star Pride Pettersen-Robati was also solid with the most tackles for Redcliffe with 35.

12. Brendan Frei - Norths Devils

Frei appears in Team of the Week for the third time in a row after a stellar performance against Townsville Blackhawks in Round 3. The Devils weapon scored two tries, had the most line breaks for his side with two and six tackle breaks. 

13. Lachlan Hubner - Central Queensland Capras

Hubner was a standout for the Capras during their tight tussle with Redcliffe Dolphins. Hubner scored one try, registered the most tackles for his team with 47, had one line break and three tackle breaks during his 69 minutes on the field. 

14. Kobe Hetherington - Souths Logan Magpies

The Brisbane Broncos-contracted lock was simply phenomenal during his side's 40-26 loss against Tweed Seagulls. Hetherington scored a superb individual try, clocked the most run metres for his side with 174, had one line break and three tackle breaks. 

15. Danny Levi - Norths Devils

The experienced hooker was in fine form for the Devils at the weekend. Levi scored one try, had the most tackles for his side with 33, had one line break, one line break assist and one try assist. 

Danny Levi. Photo: Josh Woning/QRL
Danny Levi. Photo: Josh Woning/QRL

16. Cameron Cullen - Redcliffe Dolphins

The Dolphins skipper was his reliable best in Round 3. Cullen scored one try, clocked 149 run metres including 41 post-contact, and recorded one line break, one line break assist and one try assist. 

17. Riley Price - Townsville Blackhawks

Price, son of Queensland Maroons legend Steve Price, was impressive during his Cup debut. The young Blackhawks second rower contributed well with one try assist, one line break assist; and he clocked 85 run metres and made 26 tackles.