NRL Team of the Week: Round 9

1. James Tedesco

Tedesco was excellent as the Roosters swept past the Cowboys in Round 9. The New South Wales fullback made 231 run metres, assisted two tries and made two line break assists in the victory.

2. Charlie Staines

A debut to remember for 19-year old Charlie Staines. The Panthers winger scored four tries on his first NRL appearance as well as making 157 run metres and five line breaks.

3. Zac Lomax

Lomax played a vital role for the Dragons as his side handed the Sea Eagles their third consecutive defeat. The 20-year old scored a try, assisted another and made one line break assist and 3 tackle breaks in the 34-4 win.

4. Stephen Crichton

Making consecutive Team of the Week appearances, Crichton was again at the forefront of a Panthers victory.  Crichton added another two tries to his tally, as well as 164 run metres, four line breaks and six tackle breaks.

5. Matt Ikuvalu

Ikuvalu became the first Rooster to score five tries in a game since 1955 as his side put in a destructive second half performance to record a 42-16 win over the North Queensland Cowboys. As well as his five tries, Ikuvalu finished the game with 145 run metres and four line breaks.

6. Luke Keary

Keary continued his excellent form as he notched up another two tries, assisted another and made 109 run metres.

7. Adam Reynolds

Despite not having his best day with the boot, Reynolds still played an integral role in Souths win over the Tigers. The halfback made one try assist, a line break assist, a line break and four tackle breaks in his side’s 18-10 victory.

8. Reagan Campbell-Gillard

It was a hard-fought victory for the Eels in Round 9. Their forward pack was immense against the Knights, and it is reflected in our Team of the Week. The first of four Eels forwards, RCG made 221 run metres, 78 post contact metres and 39 tackles.

9. Reed Mahoney

Mahoney was again excellent for the Eels as he continues to make his claim for the starting 9 role for the Maroons in this year’s State of Origin. The 22-year old assisted a try, made 58 run metres and a huge 66 tackles in the victory over the Knights.

10. Tevita Pangai Jr

Tevita Pangai Jr was easily the Broncos best player as the team recorded their first win since the season resumed after suffering six consecutive losses. TPJ scored a try, assisted another, made 109 run metres and made 32 tackles in the vital win.

11. Ryan Matterson

Making yet another appearance in our Team of the Week, Matterson made 107 run metres, made five tackle breaks, 45 tackles and scored a try in the 10-4 win.

12. Angus Crichton

Making his third appearance in our Team of the Week, Crichton made 176 run metres, 91 post contact metres, three offloads and 40 tackles.

13. Nathan Brown

Nathan Brown was outstanding for the Eels in Round 9. In a man of the match performance, Brown made 266 run metres, 102 of post contact metres and 55 tackles.

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