3. Trent Merrin
An enormous performance from Merrin to push his claims for an Origin spot. Ran for 196 metres, made 35 tackles and set up Penrith's first try of the day off a great offload.
2. Matt Moylan
A brilliant second half from Moylan who scored two tries, had one line break and busted five tackles.
1. Brock Lamb
Tough choice. Lots of deserved players from Newcastle including Sione Mata'utia, Jaelen Feeney, Daniel Saifiti and Danny Levi. Yet, Lamb was critical in establishing Newcastle's early 14-0 lead, scoring a try and directing his side around very professionally.