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Round 10 Dream Teams

Round 10 Team of the Week

Forgive me while I am self-indulgent for a moment. The player of the week hurt me badly this week. With 19 points Blake Ferguson ran me down like a freight train and I lost after having a 24 point lead heading into the last game so I’m not exactly stoked about this entry. Nevertheless the balding brute on the Roosters sting is on fire.

The next best player was Rabbitohs lock Sam Burgess. Bursting into the Dream Team with an 18 point return, big Sammy B scored two tries and was just six involvements off a double-double (two tries and double workhorse). Many claimed early that he had made the big achievement but sadly for those who had him he fell short but it’s still an outstanding return.

The in-form Paul Vaughan is not only getting the attention of the Origin selectors but he’s also setting the NRLCEO world on fire too. With an all round performance of a try, try assist, line break, line break assist, workhorse and metre eater it was his highest NRLCEO total ever.

There were four more players who scored 13 points this week in what was a high scoring round all round. But full credit to Sione Mata’utia who was outstanding against the Raiders.

 

Here is the rest of the Team of the Week:

  1. Billy Slater (11)
  2. Blake Ferguson (19)
  3. Kerrod Holland (11)
  4. Konrad Hurrell (10)
  5. Daniel Tupou (12)
  6. Michael Morgan (13)
  7. Brock Lamb (9)
  8. Paul Vaughan (14)
  9. Api Koroisau (13)
  10. Ryan James (9)
  11. Sione Mata’utia (13)
  12. Isaah Yeo (13)
  13. Sam Burgess (18)

 

Points based on: Tries (4), Workhorses (4), Double Workhorses (8), Metre Eaters (2), Double Metre Eaters (4), Try Assists (2), Line Breaks (1), Line Break Assists (1), 40/20s (1), Field Goals (1), Sin Bins (-2) and Send Offs (-4).

 

Overall Dream Team

We have a new Most Valuable Player but sadly it will be short lived for Tom Trbojevic. The lanky fullback from the Northern Beaches was involved in the most awful injury over the weekend and I am gutted for him. The king of the Metre Eater with 11 so far this season he was even ahead of RTS at this point. He was also the top of the line breaks with 10. We all wait with baited breath to see how long he will be out for.

The next new entry to the team is Cody Walker who has been in the team but returns after nine points on the weekend. He now has 11 try assists for the year and leads the overall league and is second for line break assists.

The next entry is Dragons big man Paul Vaughan. He’s not the usual workhorse type that has lead the scoring in NRLCEO but with eight workhorses, three tries and six metre eaters he has been a revelation this year. His highest ever total was 67 in 2015 when he played a total of 24 games. He is going to smash that this year and higher rep honours await.

Last year’s second highest scorer Ryan James is in the Dream Team for the second time this year since Round 1. He’s only missed a workhorse once this season and has found his try scoring form again recently with three tries in four weeks. Onwards an upwards for James as he targets his face on next year’s NRLCEO Season Guide.

Two other back row stalwarts return to the team again in Sam Burgess and Josh McGuire. McGuire is the top workhorse of the year so far and is the only player with 12. There are four more on 11 and four more on 10 including Burgess.

 

Here is the Dream Team at the conclusion of Round 10 (with total points in brackets):

  1. Tom Trbojevic (75) – MVP
  2. Suliasi Vunivalu (57)
  3. James Roberts (60)
  4. Tim Lafai (58)
  5. Jordan Rapana (67)
  6. Cody Walker (56) – NEW
  7. Shaun Johnson (43)
  8. Paul Vaughan (63) – NEW
  9. Andrew McCullough (62)
  10. Ryan James (59) – NEW
  11. Sam Burgess (65) – NEW
  12. Josh McGuire (58) – NEW
  13. Paul Gallen (72)

 

Points based on: Tries (4), Workhorses (4), Double Workhorses (8), Metre Eaters (2), Double Metre Eaters (4), Try Assists (2), Line Breaks (1), Line Break Assists (1), 40/20s (1), Field Goals (1), Sin Bins (-2) and Send Offs (-4).

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