Team of the Week: Round 21
Terrific Titans, rampaging Roosters and a ridiculous showing from the Raiders headline NRL.com's Team of the Week for Round 21.
1) Tom Trbojevic (Sea Eagles)
The Sea Eagles' efforts – guided by Trbojevic's two try assists – in the first half killed off any chance the Knights had of ending their lengthy losing run.
2) Jordan Rapana (Raiders)
Rapana scored twice and broke eight tackles in the Raiders' 54-4 demolition job of South Sydney.
3) Konrad Hurrell (Titans)
Hurrell continued his run of amazing form in the Titans' 18-all draw with the Sharks by producing a try assists and 192 metres.
4) Joey Leilua (Raiders)
A one-man wrecking ball against Souths, Leilua's try, try assist and five tackle breaks provided even more memorable moments in his best season ever.
5) Josh Mansour (Panthers)
Two tries, 266 metres and eight tackle breaks – Mansour did all he could to prevent the Warriors' golden point win over his Penrith side.
6) Mitch Moses (Wests Tigers)
The Tigers five-eighth racked up 11 points and set up a further two tries in his side's 15-point win over the Eels.
7) Cooper Cronk (Storm)
Cronk's two try assists proved the difference in the Storm's 16-8 win over reigning premiers North Queensland.
8) James Graham (Bulldogs)
Graham produced extraordinary numbers (137 metres, 52 tackles) in the Bulldogs' 13-10 win over the Dragons.
9) Jake Friend (Roosters)
The Roosters skipper killed off any conjecture over his leadership by orchestrating his side's 32-16 win over the Broncos.
10) Andrew Fifita (Sharks)
Fifita's crucial try in the final seven minutes helped the Sharks level the scores before their eventual draw on the Gold Coast.
11) Boyd Cordner (Roosters, captain)
Cordner proved the Broncos' kryptonite on Thursday night and his performance proved the round's best competition-wide.
12) Elliot Whitehead (Raiders)
Whitehead scored two tries and made 37 tackles in an all-round great performance from the England international.
13) Greg Bird (Titans)
Bird was the Titans' best against the Sharks and was a constant nuisance for good mate Paul Gallen, racking up 266 metres and 34 tackles.
14) Dale Copley (Roosters)
Copley made his former side pay by scoring two of the Roosters' tries and setting up Blake Ferguson's four-pointer just before half-time.
15) Ryan James (Titans)
James's stellar season form hasn't swayed despite taking on the Titans' captaincy in recent weeks.
16) Paul Gallen (Sharks)
Gallen's running battle with Bird didn't perturb the Sharks skipper who finished with 197 metres and 33 tackles.
17) Martin Taupau (Sea Eagles)
Taupau made over 200 metres and six tackle breaks in Manly's 20-point win over the Knights.