Team of the Week: Round 26
A trio of Rabbitohs and Melburnians as well as a rampant Raiders quartet headline NRL.com's Team of the Week for the final round of the regular season.
1. Matt Moylan (Panthers)
Moylan recorded three try assists in the Panthers' 36-6 win over the Sea Eagles in the final game of the regular season.
2. Marika Koroibete (Storm)
Koroibete was at his barnstorming best in the Storm's dominant 26-6 win over the Sharks, including a humongous try-saving tackle on Valentine Holmes.
3. Aaron Gray (Rabbitohs)
Gray recorded two tries and five tackle breaks in the Rabbitohs' 28-10 win over the Bulldogs.
4. Joey Leilua (Raiders)
Leilua pulled off the try assist of the season when his spinning flick pass helped set up Jordan Rapana's first try in the Raiders' huge 42-point win over the Wests Tigers.
5. Jason Nightingale (Dragons)
He's the final member of the Dragons' 2010 Premiership win still at the club but age hasn't slowed him down. He scored two tries and ran for 239 metres against the Knights.
6. Bryce Cartwright (Panthers)
Cartwright capped off the regular season with a try and a try assist against the Sea Eagles.
7. Johnathan Thurston (Cowboys)
Thurston was the star of the show in Townsville and orchestrated North Queensland's 16-point win over the Titans.
8. Tom Burgess (Rabbitohs)
Burgess left his best performance of the season to last with 173 metres and 16 tackles to his name.
9. Josh Hodgson (Raiders, captain)
Hodgson set up two tries and scored another in the Raiders' 52-10 win over the Wests Tigers, helping the green machine seal second place on the NRL Telstra Premiership ladder.
10. Jesse Bromwich (Storm)
Bromwich capped off his remarkable season with 125 metres and a try in Melbourne's minor-premiership clinching win.
11. Gavin Cooper (Cowboys)
Cooper scored two tries in North Queensland's dominant win over the Titans.
12. Joe Tapine (Raiders)
His try came at the death of the Raiders' huge win but Tapine's ankle tap on Mitch Moses just after half-time was crucial in killing off a Tigers second half comeback.
13. Sam Burgess (Rabbitohs)
Burgess scored one try, made 112 metres and six tackle breaks as well as 31 tackles in the Rabbitohs' 18-point win.
14. Bevan French (Eels)
French scored a hat-trick in the space of 11 minutes in the Eels' 40-18 win over the Warriors.
15. Joel Thompson (Dragons)
Thompson scored twice in the Dragons' late 28-26 win over the cellar-dwelling Knights to end his season on a high.
16. Kenny Bromwich (Storm)
Bromwich made 132 metres off the bench and continued to put his name forward as one of the NRL's most improved players in 2016.
17. Josh Papalii (Raiders)
Papalii scored twice and made 100 metres in a dominant display from the Queensland Origin star.
This article first appeared on NRL.com