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Another week with a light bench, in the League Unlimited Team of the Week for Round 10. It was a week of halves, as almost every half in the competition put their stamp on their game to earn points.
Fullback: Billy Slater (Storm)
Was brilliant at the back for the Storm, crafting points for others and scoring some himself. Troubled the defence of the Rabbitohs through the middle all night.
Wing: David Simmons (Raiders)
Provided the foundation for quick play from the Raiders. Ran for over 100 metres, but it was his quick play the ball that really helped his side.
Centre: Justin Hodges (Broncos)
Set up two tries, and showed his skill with a clever no look pass.
Centre: Kane Linnett (Cowboys)
Ran for 110 metres, and looked untackleable at times - making a handful of line breaks and tackle busts. Scored two tries as well.
Five-Eight: Johnathan Thurston (Cowboys)
An excellent showcase of his skills in this game, setting up a line break and three tries, as well as scoring one himself.
Halfback: Peter Wallace (Panthers)
Controlled the direction of the Panthers attack and lead the set and remained claim despite the fightback from the Raiders
Prop: Jesse Bromwich (Storm)
Was fantastic again in the middle - made well over 140 metres, and constantly created second phase play with his offloads. Lead the way for the Storm to get the victory.
Hooker: Cameron Smith (Storm)
Despite playing out of position at five-eight on the weekend, was impressive. His new position meant he got the ball with a bit of space, and he commanded attention every time he got the ball.
Prop: James Graham (Bulldogs)
Had a huge workload all game. Constantly made massive metres from his runs, and scored a great try as well.
Second Row: Cory Paterson (Tigers)
Made 120 metres and 30 tackles in a dominant performance.
Second Row: Konrad Hurrell (Warriors)
Although he's more at home in the centres, we're trialling the big guy as an edge running second rower. Was the Warriors' main threat in attack, running hard and bending the line every time he got the ball.
Lock: Paul Gallen (Sharks)
Just did what he does every week. Made 6 tackle busts and a try assist on his way to 200 running metres - the most of anyone on the field. Again.
Interchange 1: Jarryd Hayne (Eels)
Interchange 2: Daly Cherry-Evans (Sea Eagles)
Interchange 3: Ben Hunt (Broncos)
Interchange 4: Sam Kasiano (Bulldogs)
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18 points - Josh Reynolds
15 points - Jarryd Hayne
11 points - Chris Sandow
10 points - Cooper Cronk
3 points - Glen Fisiiahi, Lachlan Maranta, Michael Morgan, Todd Carney, Brenton Lawrence, Terry Campese, Cory Paterson, Ben Hampton, Aiden Tolman, Joseph Leilua, Shaun Kenny-Dowall, Jamie Buhrer, Matthew Scott, Trent Hodkinson, James Tedesco, Jeff Robson, Brett Morris, Kane Linnett, Andrew McCullough, Dylan Walker, Sam Tomkins, Nathan Friend, Matt Moylan, Steve Matai, Anthony Watmough
2 points - Justin Hodges, James McManus, James Gavet, Willie Mason, Sam Kasiano, Robert Lui, Adam Reynolds, William Hopoate, James Tamou, Jamal Idris, Jake Mamo, Ricky Leutele, Sonny Bill Williams, Josh McCrone, Nathan Peats, Kade Snowden, Anthony Minichiello, Jason Nightingale, Cheyse Blair, Matt Ballin, Sam Rapira, Michael Gordon, Manu Ma'u, Adam Quinlan, Sisa Waqa, Corey Parker, Tyrone Roberts, Andrew Fifita
1 points - Roger Tuivasa-Sheck, Gavin Cooper, Peta Hiku, David Mead, Wade Graham, Ken Sio, Young Tonumaipea, Jarrod Mullen, Tyson Frizell, Tony Williams, Ben Barba, James Segeyaro, Jacob Lillyman, Ben Hannant, Nathan Stapleton, Sam Perrett, Dean Whare, Shaun Fensom, Pat Richards, Luke Douglas, Paul Vaughan, David Nofoaluma, Chris McQueen, Sebastine Ikahihifo, Jayson Bukuya, Ben Te'o, Martin Kennedy, Aidan Guerra, Tariq Sims, Boyd Cordner, Nate Myles, Adam Blair, Chase Stanley,