Round 22 Team of the Week
What do you get when you combine four Bulldogs, three Sea Eagles, two Sharks and a Tiger? NRL.com's Round 22 Team of the Week, that's what.
1. James Tedesco (Wests Tigers)
With his 15th try of the year on Monday night Tedesco became the most prolific try-scoring fullback in a Wests Tigers season (alongside Brett Hodgson and Joel Caine). His 229 metres and nine tackle breaks weren't too shabby either in his team's two-point win over Canberra.
2. Peta Hiku (Sea Eagles)
While some Manly fans complained about the demotion of prodigy Tom Trbojevic, his wing replacement Hiku – a Kiwi international no less – was busy scoring a hat-trick against reigning premiers South Sydney.
3. Jamie Lyon (Sea Eagles)
Having regained the vintage form we have come to love and expect from Lyon, the Sea Eagles captain provided two try assists in Manly's 20-point win over the Rabbitohs.
4. Josh Morris (Bulldogs)
Setting up a long-winding play which ended in him scoring midway through the second half, Morris's display out wide was crucial for the Bulldogs' two-point win over Brisbane.
5. Semi Radradra (Eels)
One of the only players worth talking about in Parramatta's 10-4 victory over Penrith, Radradra found the line yet again to remain atop the league's tryscorers list.
6. James Maloney (Roosters)
Without partner in crime Mitchell Pearce by his side Maloney lifted the Roosters to a 16-point win over the Knights with two try assists.
7. Cooper Cronk (Storm)
While he slipped up more than once when trying to combat Titans kick-offs, Cronk bounced back the only way he knows how by producing three try assists in Melbourne's 22-point win over the Gold Coast.
8. Jake Trbojevic (Sea Eagles)
Proving that try-scoring prowess isn't a trait of just one Trbojevic brother, the Sea Eagles prop's two tries were just the tip of the iceberg in his performance where he also ran for 146 metres and made 26 tackles.
9. Mitch Rein (Dragons)
Unwanted at the start of the year by the club, the Dragons hooker has become a revelation in recent months and it showed in the Red V's 36-0 win over the Warriors when he scored once and set up two other tries.
10. Aiden Tolman (Bulldogs)
With his usual workload to be expected nowadays, toiling Bulldogs prop Tolman's try and try assist was the cherry on top in his side's win over Brisbane.
11. Wade Graham (Sharks)
Taking the heat off his halves and hooker with his kicking game, Graham's 135 metres and 27 tackles only complimented his performance in the Sharks' 12-point win over North Queensland.
12. Josh Jackson (Bulldogs)
Jackson kept the good times rolling for the Bulldogs in their win over Brisbane by coming up with 179 metres, 38 tackles and a try assist for winger Sam Perrett.
13. Corey Parker (Broncos)
With a try and two goals, the Broncos lock overtook Darren Lockyer to become the club's all-time leading point scorer despite their narrow loss to the Bulldogs.
14. David Klemmer (Bulldogs)
With coach Des Hasler allowing him more and more time on the field, Klemmer's impact continues to grow with 236 metres in his side's win over Brisbane.
15. Jared Waerea-Hargreaves (Roosters)
Kurt Gidley is still picking parts of his body out of the Hunter Stadium turf after the Roosters prop annihilated the Newcastle captain in the premiership favourite's 16-point win.
16. Paul Gallen (Sharks)
Racking up typically huge numbers of 234 metres and 46 tackles (for only one miss) in the Sharks' win over the Cowboys, everyone will soon have to start referring to similar performances as 'a Gallen'.
17. Cameron Munster (Storm)
Life without Billy Slater ain't so bad when you have someone like Munster scoring a hat-trick and making 231 metres in Melbourne's win over the Titans.
This article first appeared on NRL.com