NRL Team of the Week: Round 2

It might have been played behind closed doors, but the second round of the 2020 NRL season wasn’t short of drama with some superb individual performances on show.

1. Tom Trbojevic

Outstanding for the Sea Eagles in Round two, Trbojevic was ultimately the difference- maker in his side’s victory against the Roosters, scoring one try and making two try-savers in the second-half.

2. Nick Cotric

Cotric made an unbelievable 17 tackle breaks which paved the way for 165 running metres and two line breaks against the Warriors.

3. Kotoni Staggs

With his second appearance in as many weeks in our Team of the Week, Staggs continued his excellent start to the season with the first hat-trick of his NRL career in a win over the Broncos.

4. Jarrod Croker

In another convincing win, the Raiders captain had seven tackle busts, 105 running metres and made two try assists.

5. Edrick Lee

Lee helped set up the Knights first try of the evening with a smart play from a Mitchell Pearce kick, and scored a try of his own in a try-fest against the Tigers.

6. Anthony Milford

Milford was excellent in his sides win over the Rabbitohs, and scored a try of individual brilliance from 40 metres out.

Milford scored the NRL’s best try in round two. Credit: Naparazzi

7. Mitchell Moses

Moses scored 22 points against the Titans in a Man of the Match performance that saw his side reach the top of the ladder after the first two rounds.

8. Payne Haas

Haas played the full 80 minutes in Round 2, notching up 188 run metres, three tackle breaks and 29 tackles.

9. Apisai Koroisau

Another that is making his second appearance in our Team of the Week. Koroisau was excellent again for the Panthers and is looking like one of the best signings of the season so far. He made 40 tackles, scored a try and ran for 80 metres.

Koroisau has settled in well at the Panthers. Credit: News Corp Australia

10. Thomas Flegler

Flegler was excellent in an overall brilliant performance by the Broncos pack. The front-rower made 185 metres whilst making 10 tackle breaks and producing four offloads.

11. David Fifita

Another Broncos forward this week, proving how good they were in Round two. Fifita again proved himself as one of the best back-rowers in the world making 160 metres, seven tackle breaks and 26 tackles against the Rabbitohs.

12. Coen Hess

Hess scored the Cowboys first try of the evening in their win over the Bulldogs, and also made 35 tackles, 75 run metres and broke three tackles in his side’s first win of the season.

13. Jason Taumalolo

In an utterly outstanding performance, Taumalolo broke the record for most metres made by a forward in a game (since the statistic was introduced in the 1990s) after he ran for 345 metres. He also notched up a try and eight tackle busts in his record-breaking performance.

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