Heavy hits and spectacular saves were the order of the weekend in round 18 of the Telstra Premiership but in the end it was Raiders hardman Josh Papalii's classic shot on Cameron McInnes which got the fans' vote as Youi Tackle of the Week?
Papalii dropped his shoulder and launched himself at the Dragons skipper in a perfectly executed tackle which prompted Fox Sports commentator Braith Anasta to declare 'he snaps him in half'.
Rabbitohs forward Jaydn Su'A, Eels winger Blake Ferguson and Roosters duo Joey Manu and Brett Morris were also worthy candidates but Papalii dominated the voting just as he dominated the Dragons in a big win in Wollongong.
What is the Youi Tackle of the Week?
With such a banquet of rugby league action on offer every single week, it’s only fitting that fans should get to have a say on who they think delivers when it comes to the big hits and tough defensive plays, across the 2020 season.
The Youi Tackle of the Week has the experts at NRL.com scouring the footage from each game of the round to offer up 4 nominations for you, the fans, to vote on.
Get Caught Up: Round 18
What do you value more, a mid-field bone rattler or a last ditch effort try saver?
Is an epic hit to end a line break sprint better than a copybook tackle within inches of the line?
Don’t keep those thoughts to yourself. Now is your chance to make your opinion known.
At the conclusion of the round the winning nomination will be named the Youi Tackle of the Week and the results of the week’s vote will be published on NRL.com on Tuesday afternoon.
At the end of the season, the NRL.com experts will cast their eyes over the winning tackle from each round and, through careful analysis, will declare one to be the Youi Tackle of the Year for season 2020.
The winner will be presented with the Youi Tackle of the Year award at the 2020 Dally Ms where they will receive the official trophy, but more importantly, the acknowledgment from the fans.
If you’d like to have a look at the winners from previous weeks, click here.