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Round 22 Dream Teams

Round 22 Team of the Week

Wow! Ben Hunt. scored the eighth equal highest NRLCEO score of all time21 points from a bench player? It just doesn’t seem to make sense. He played just 47 minutes and yet . What a performance. Three tries, three try assists, two line breaks and a line break assist he finished with a quality tally of 21 NRLCEO points and yet still couldn’t get a compliment from Wayne Bennett.

Not far behind him was the new and improved Robbie Farah – Damien Cook. If only this guy could get an 80 minute gig to himself! He scored a try, had a try assist, line break, line break assist, double workhorse and 127m metre eater. He’s the perfect hooker if he can just get the minutes.

Tommy “Turbo” Trbojevic turned it on at Brookie Oval (I can’t bring myself to call it that corporate name) on the weekend for his second highest ever NRLCEO score. Is he officially the new Prince of Brookie? With two tries, a try assist, line break, two line breaks and a 207m double metre eater he has put himself within spitting distance of the overall MVP.

Raiders reject and now Knights stalwart Mitch Barnett ran the perfect back rower lines on the weekend to cross for the first double of his career and just his fourth ever NRL try in his 29th appearance. It’s the second time he has been in double figures and it is his 14th workhorse for the year.

Honourable mention to young Brock Lamb for his 12 points and racking up his 10th try assist for the year. That’s more than Cameron Munster, James Maloney, Blake Green, Matt Moylan, Johnathan Thurston, Blake Austin and Corey Norman. Not bad for a youngster.

 

Here is the rest of the Team of the Week:

  1. Tom Trbojevic (17)
  2. Corey Oates (13)
  3. Kurt Mann (10)
  4. Tryone Peachey (8)
  5. Daniel Tupou (13)
  6. Brock Lamb (12)
  7. Ben Hunt (21)
  8. Daniel Alvaro (9)
  9. Damien Cook (18)
  10. Ben Matulino (6)
  11. Mitch Barnett (14)
  12. Elliott Whitehead (9)
  13. Josh McGuire (9)

 

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 finally have a bit more of a race on for the overall MVP! Paul Gallen leads the pack with 141 points but Tom Trbojevic is hot on his heels! With 17 points from the weekend he reduced the gap by 13 points. With Manly having an easy run home against the Tigers, Bulldogs, Warriors and Panthers he could easily take the title.

Jordan Rapana has decided to hit back with his form but it might be a case of too little, too late.

There has been a switch on wing of the Dream Team. Vunivalu’s team mate Josh Addo-Carr has overtaken him by three points to make the Dream Team for the first time ever. He has 16 tries for the year, 16 line breaks and a superior metre eater count with 12. The two of them will go neck and neck for the second wing spot behind Jordan Rapana.

The other new entry this week is Daly Cherry-Evans. It’s been an unusually quiet year for halfbacks this season as Shaun Johnson held onto his place despite getting injured three weeks ago. Fittingly taking his place in the Dream Team, DCE has the most try assists (21) in the whole NRL, the second most line break assists (17), the second most 40/20’s (3) and the equal third most field goals (2). Michael Morgan is hot on his heels, but I like DCE’s run home. He will be aiming to pass 100 NRLCEO points for the first time ever (passing his previous best of 94 in 2013).

 

Here is the Dream Team at the conclusion of Round 22 (with total points in brackets):

  1. Tom Trbojevic (136)
  2. Josh Add0-Carr (106) – NEW
  3. Dylan Walker (107)
  4. James Roberts (118)
  5. Jordan Rapana (124)
  6. Gareth Widdop (103)
  7. Daly Cherry-Evans (83) – NEW
  8. Paul Vaughan (117)
  9. Cameron McInnes (100)
  10. Nathan Brown (103)
  11. Jake Trbojevic (118)
  12. Felise Kaufusi (118)
  13. Paul Gallen (141) – MVP

 

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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