Round 23 Team of the Week
Two Tyrones in the halves, a myriad of bullocking front-rowers and a set of Fijian wingers headline NRL.com's Round 23 Team of the Week.
1) Brett Morris (Bulldogs)
Ensuring the Central Coast faithful would return home happy following the Bulldogs' 22-point win over the Gold Coast, Morris's two tries was the icing on the cake as the club continued to build towards finals footy.
2) Semi Radradra (Eels)
While his try-scoring prowess was demonstrated once again, Radradra's ability to shut down opposite man Rooster Blake Ferguson was most impressive despite the Eels' 28-18 defeat.
3) Jamie Lyon (Sea Eagles)
Where has this form been from the Sea Eagles captain this season? Against the Raiders, Lyon made opposite captain Jarrod Croker look silly after putting two tries, 197 metres and six tackle breaks past him.
4) Will Chambers (Storm)
Chambers' man-of-the-match efforts in the Storm's 30-2 victory over the Sharks will be remembered for his rock solid defence and ability to keep Cronulla guessing all game.
5) Akuila Uate (Knights)
After an unmemorable return to the NRL the week before, Uate bounced back the only way the Fijian flyer knows how – by scoring a typical hard-running try and producing a game-high seven tackle breaks.
6) Tyrone Peachey (Panthers)
Named at five-eighth by coach Ivan Cleary, Peachey proved to be the difference in the Panthers' 14-point win over the Warriors where he amazingly made four line breaks, a game-high 236 metres and eight tackle busts.
7) Tyrone Roberts (Knights)
In a crucial game with wooden spoon implications, Knights halfback Roberts stood tall and led his team to a six-point victory over the Tigers with his first two tries of the season.
8) Sam Kasiano (Bulldogs)
Producing two try-assisting passes and numerous big hits on the likes of Greg Bird and Aidan Sezer, Kasiano's man-of-the-match performance came at the right time as he looms as a potential finals x-factor.
9) Josh Hodgson (Raiders)
Once again Hodgson pushed his claims as the 2015's best recruit after producing a try assist and 47 tackles in Canberra's two-point loss to Manly.
10) Jared Waerea-Hargreaves (Roosters)
Inspired by the birth of his first child, Waerea-Hargreaves showed his ruthless side for the second week in a row by producing one of the best prop tries you're ever likely to see in the Roosters' 10-point win over the Eels.
11) Curtis Sironen (Tigers)
Despite his side being on the wrong end of a six-point loss to the Knights, Sironen helped shore up the mid-game losses of Aaron Woods and Dene Halatau by coming up with a tick under 100 metres and five tackle breaks.
12) Jason Clark (Rabbitohs)
After spending recent times in and out of the Rabbitohs' NRL team, Clark ensured he wouldn't be getting dropped anytime soon with a try and six tackle breaks in Souths' 10-point win over North Queensland.
13) Greg Eastwood (Bulldogs)
One of three Bulldogs to score two tries – and in Eastwood's case his first two tries of the season – the lock was essential in his side's 36-14 win over the Gold Coast.
14) Anthony Milford (Broncos)
A shining light in the Broncos' 32-6 win over the Dragons, Milford ran a team-high 198 metres, scored a try and provided a try assist.
15) Jeremy Smith (Knights)
The veteran lock showed why the Knights were happy to extend his career past his 35th birthday following his starring performance in Newcastle's 24-18 victory over the Wests Tigers.
16) George Burgess (Rabbitohs)
Earning man-of-the-match honours for his efforts, Burgess continued to build at the right end of the year with 121 metres and five tackle breaks against the Cowboys.
17) Jesse Bromwich (Storm)
Scoring the game's first try, Bromwich ended Melbourne's 28-point win over Cronulla with 160 metres and 32 tackles.
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