With the NRL now in its second week since returning, we rate the British players and assess their impact in Round Four.
The English winger had a diffcult night, as his Brisbane Broncos were thrashed 59-0 by Sydney Roosters. It was the Lancashire-born winger’s first start of the season. He made 92 metres during the course of the match, and made six of his eight tackle attempts.
Hall got a rare outing for the Sydney Roosters during their win in Brisbane, and whilst he wasn’t involved in any tries, he was dangerous with his running, and managed five tackle breaks. Hall also ran 184 metres. In addition, he made two out of his three tackle attempts.
The only Burgess left at South Sydney Rabbitohs had a busy night, as the Bunnies were beaten 22-8 at Melbourne Storm. He made 23 tackles out of 26 attempts, and ran 87 metres.
Hodgson and the Canberra Raiders were brought back down to earth with a bump, after suffering a 34-18 defeat against Newcastle Knights. He only making 16 metres, but was busy in defence, making 41 tackles. He also made 126 metres with kicks.
Whitehead started for Canberra, and was able to put in work in both attack and defence. He made an impressive 76 metres after contact going forward, and made 32 tackles at the back.
After a big game last week, Williams once again tried his best to get Canberra up the pitch. He managed to grab two assists, and ran for 93 metres. His kicks were also effective, as he racked up 408 metres from kicks for the Raiders.
The forward made a big effort, but it didn’t stop the St George-Illawara Dragons from falling to defeat once again at Graham’s former club Canterbury. He made 162 metres, 142 of them after contact, and made all 38 of his tackle attempts. His best efforts didn’t stop the Dragons from losing 22-2.