Team of the Week: Round 13
As we reach the halfway point of the regular season it's a star Shark, a few rampant Raiders and a resurgent Rooster who headline NRL.com's Team of the Week for Round 13.
1. Tuimoala Lolohea (Warriors)
Lolohea made 11 tackle breaks and 182 metres in the Warriors' 18-point upset win over the Broncos.
2. Jordan Rapana (Raiders)
Proof that wingers don't need to score tries to have good games, Rapana produced over 200 metres and five tackle breaks in the Raiders' 16-point win over Manly.
3. Joey Leilua (Raiders)
Leilua was Canberra's Man of the Match against the Sea Eagles and truly dominated with a try assist, two line break assists and five offloads.
4. Jack Bird (Sharks)
Bird came out on top over Origin veteran Josh Morris on Monday night and was the Sharks' best in their tight win over the Bulldogs.
5. Jordan Kahu (Broncos)
Kahu's spectacular try will be one for the season highlight reel but it wasn't enough to reverse the Broncos' fortunes in New Zealand.
6. Ray Thompson (Cowboys)
Replacing the injured Michael Morgan at five-eighth, Thompson celebrated his 100th NRL game in style by scoring two tries in the Cowboys' 30-point win over the Knights.
7. Shaun Johnson (Warriors)
Johnson orchestrated the Warriors' win over the Broncos with two try assists and a 12-point haul of his own.
8. Jared Waerea-Hargreaves (Roosters)
Waerea-Hargreaves lined up in the Roosters' starting side for the first time in season 2016 and paid back the faith shown in him with 248 metres in his team's win over the Wests Tigers.
9. Josh Hodgson (Raiders)
The Raiders hooker still sits atop the Dally M Medal leaderboard at the halfway point of the season and considering his current form it's not hard to see why.
10. Ryan James (Titans, captain)
Two tries, 12 tackle breaks, 193 metres and 48 tackles – it should come as no surprise then that James was the round's best in the Titans' golden point win over South Sydney.
11. John Asiata (Cowboys)
Asiata offered amazing impact off the bench for North Queensland with two try assists in his 38-minute stint.
12. Kevin Proctor (Storm)
Proctor was one of the Storm's best in their 18-point win over Penrith and capped it off with a try.
13. Sio Siua Taukeiaho (Roosters)
In atrocious Sydney conditions on Sunday, Taukeiaho's goal kicking stole the show with a perfect strike rate of six goals from as many attempts.
14. Matt Scott (Cowboys)
Scott backed up from Origin I with a rock solid 186-metre showing against the Knights.
15. David Klemmer (Bulldogs)
Klemmer also backed up from Origin and in his 64-minute stint produced almost 200 metres against Cronulla.
16. Ashley Taylor (Titans)
Taylor steered the ship for the Titans and kicked the match-winning field goal in their golden point win over the Rabbitohs.
17. Jesse Bromwich (Storm)
Scored the Storm's first try against Newcastle and ended proceedings with a tick under 200 metres and six tackle breaks.
This article first appeared on NRL.com