Round 6 of Intrust Super Cup had it all - close games, blow out games, stellar individual performances, a bunch of hat-tricks, a few runaway tries and some handy kicks.
Redcliffe Dolphins skipper Cameron Cullen put in a classy display against Townsville Blackhawks to earn himself the title of Hastings Deering Player of the Match and captain of this week's Team of the Week.
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.
Round 6 Team of the Week
1. Matthew Milson - Sunshine Coast Falcons
The Falcons fullback had a blinder against Mackay Cutters. Milson scored one try, clocked a huge 226 run metres - the most for his team, had two line breaks and two try assists. Wynnum Manly Seagulls young gun Selwyn Cobbo was also on fire in Round 6 with 214 run metres, two line breaks and nine tackle breaks.
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2. Talor Walters - Tweed Seagulls
The Seagulls flyer was electric during his side's close encounter with Ipswich Jets at North Ipswich Reserve. Walters scored a hat-trick of tries, had the most run metres for his side with 152 and the most line breaks with four. “It’s been a while since I scored three tries, but nice to get on the end of the ball movement and get over," Walters said.
3. Sami Sauiluma - Burleigh Bears
The experienced Bears centre could not be stopped during his side's huge 36-0 win over Norths Devils. Sauiluma scored a hat-trick of tries, clocked 165 run metres, had three line breaks, one line break assist and one try assist.
4. William Toloi - Sunshine Coast Falcons
It seems it was the week for hat-tricks, with Toloi also bagging three tries. The Falcons centre also clocked 138 run metres and had three line breaks. Dolphins centre Viliami Vailea also put in a strong performance with one try, 118 run metres and one line break.
5. Greg Marzhew - Burleigh Bears
The Bears winger was impressive for his side in Round 6. Marzhew scored two tries, clocked a huge 237 run metres - the most for his team, had two line breaks and five tackle breaks.
6. Brodie Croft - Wynnum Manly Seagulls
The Brisbane Broncos-contracted talent helped guide the Seagulls to their win over Central Queensland Capras. Croft scored one try, kicked seven from nine conversion attempts, clocked 99 run metres, has two line breaks, eight tackle breaks and 23 tackles.
7. Cameron Cullen - Redcliffe Dolphins (C)
The Dolphins skipper was classy as always during his side's tight win over Townsville Blackhawks, earning himself Hastings Deering Player of the Match honours. Cullen clocked 95 run metres and had one try assist. Souths Logan Magpies half Albert Kelly also put in a good showing with two tries, 121 run metres, one line break and 15 tackles.
8. Patrice Siolo - Sunshine Coast Falcons
The Falcons prop was strong for the Falcons. Siolo displayed "some sparkling, late footwork to pierce the line and barge over" for one try; he also clocked 152 run metres, including 53 post-contact, had one line break, one line break assist, six tackle breaks and 23 tackles with a 100 per cent tackle efficiency.
9. Aaron Booth - Brisbane Tigers
The Melbourne Storm-contracted hooker did what he does best and led his team around the park with conviction. Booth scored one try, kicked six from seven conversions, clocked 89 run metres, had one line break, four line break assists and three try assists. Booth was also solid in defence, making 30 tackles - the most for the Falcons.
10. Nat Neale - Ipswich Jets
'Mr Consistency' was his consistent best for the Jets in Round 6. Neale scored one try, clocked 171 run metres including 67 post-contact, had one line break assist and one try assist. Neale also had the most tackles for his team with 35.
11. Trent Loiero - Sunshine Coast Falcons
The Melbourne Storm-contracted young gun was impressive for the Falcons. Loiero scored one try, clocked 138 run metres, had one line break and made 23 tackles. Jets youngster Tyler Coburn was also strong with one try, 86 run metres, one line break and 24 tackles.
12. Heilum Luki - Northern Pride
The Pride second rower put in a solid performance during his side's win over Souths Logan Magpies. Luki clocked 171 run metres, including 87 post-contact, had one try assist and made 24 tackles.
13. Lachlan Timm - Redcliffe Dolphins
The Dolphins lock was a solid performer for his side in Round 6. Timm, during his 56 minutes on the field, made the most tackles in his side with 37 with a 94.9 per cent tackle efficiency, clocked 104 run metres and made two tackle breaks.
14. Sam Scarlett - Wynnum Manly Seagulls
The Seagulls skipper was a standout for his side in Round 6. Scarlett had two tries, clocked 61 run metres, had one line break, two line break assists, one try assist and made 17 tackles.
15. Jordan Grant - Brisbane Tigers
Grant was an impact player for the Tigers. During his 51 minutes on the field, Grant scored two tries, clocked 148 run metres including 46 post-contact, had two line breaks, four tackle breaks and made 20 tackles.
16. Delouise Hoeter - Wynnum Manly Seagulls
The experienced Seagulls centre's superb talent was certainly on show against the Capras. Hoeter scored two tries, clocked 107 run metres, had one line break, one line break assist, one try assist and made 17 tackles.
17. Kalifa Faifai-Loa - Townsville Blackhawks
The flashy Blackhawks winger was his flashy best against the Dolphins. Faifai-Loa scored two tries in the corner, clocked 155 run metres, had two line breaks and four tackle breaks.