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Round 24 Dream Teams

Round 24 Team of the Week

Amazingly 22 points for Alex Johnston is not even his best score of the year. It certainly was the best score of the round though. Three tries, a try assist, three line breaks, a line break assist and a massive 219m double metre eater helped the Rabbits put the hapless Warriors to the sword.

The young Cooper Cronk. Call him what you want, but Brodie Croft sure showed us all a great glimpse to the future for the Melbourne Storm. His first ever career hat-trick will forever be on his highlights reel and if they can find a young hooker (could it be Brandon Smith?) then they are set to continue success even after the big three are gone.

It’s taken 24 rounds but we might finally be seeing Roger Tuivasa-Sheck back to his best for the Warriors. His metres have been good all year but he looked clean and sharp crossing for his first double since Round 22 2015. Too little, too late for the Warriors though.

 

Here is the rest of the Team of the Week:

  1. Roger Tuivasa-Sheck (15)
  2. Alex Johnston (22)
  3. Josh Morris (10)
  4. Latrell Mitchell (9)
  5. Marcelo Montoya (11)
  6. Anthony Milford (13)
  7. Brodie Croft (17)
  8.  Paul Vaughan (8)
  9. Cameron Smith (11)
  10. Daniel Alvaro (7)
  11. Alex Glenn (11)
  12. Simon Mannering (11)
  13. Paul Gallen (11)

 

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’re getting closer to crowning our 2017 NRLCEO MVP and so Paul Gallen stepped up the tempo with a try, line break, double metre eater and a 58 involvement workhorse which fell just two shy of another double workhorse.

The first of our new Dream Team entrants is the NRL’s top try scorer. Alex Johnston has 22 tries in 22 games so far this season and is now the sixth highest scorer this year. His versatility as a winger/centre makes him great value but it’s his try scoring over the last few weeks (14 in nine games) which has helped many CEOs to finals victories.

We have a new halfback in the Dream Team as Michael Morgan makes his way in for the first time this season. His versatility as a halfback/five-eighth makes him even more valuable but he might struggle to make much more of an impact over the last two rounds as the Cowboys limp towards the finish line.

Lastly, Jake Trbojevic makes his way back into the Dream Team over Jason Taumalolo after just one week out of the team. There is a real battle for the three spots in the back row and I look forward to seeing how it plays out in the last two rounds.

 

Here is the Dream Team at the conclusion of Round 24 (with total points in brackets):

  1. Tom Trbojevic (143)
  2. Alex Johnston (127) – NEW
  3. Dylan Walker (114)
  4. James Roberts (121)
  5. Jordan Rapana (131)
  6. Gareth Widdop (113)
  7. Michael Morgan (97) – NEW
  8. Paul Vaughan (131)
  9. Cameron McInnes (119)
  10. Felise Kaufusi (126)
  11. Simon Mannering (136)
  12. Jake Trbojevic (135) – NEW
  13. Paul Gallen (154) – 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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