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This is the first ever League Unlimited Team of the Week. The team is selected by the Admin of League Unlimited. However with two people unavailable this weeks side has been put together by Ian Nelson and Steven Williams.
The surprise package this round have been the Penrith Panthers, with 5 players, the most of any team, in the team of the week. Wesser earning himself the fullback spot with some brilliant play in scoring his hat trick. Joining him in the side from the Panthers are Elford, Hicks, Lang and Puletua, who all had strong games against the Roosters.
Cowboy Paul Bowman makes it into the centers, and presses for a Maroons jumper in origin game 3, scoring two tries against the Dragons. Gatis, Jones and Morrison join Bowman in the side to make them next best with 4 players, matching title heavy weights the Broncos, who have Shane Walker, Meyers, Prince and rookie prop Tanielu.
Warriors half back Stacey Jones makes a fine return to the field to push Prince to the bench and join team mate Guttenbiel in the starting 13. Matthew Utai joins Hicks on the flank to make him the only Bulldog in the side, earning his spot with hat trick against the Rabbitohs.
1 - Rhys Wesser - Panthers 2 - Matthew Utai - Bulldogs 3 - Paul Bowman - Cowboys 4 - Shane Elford - Panthers 5 ? Chris Hicks - Panthers 6 - Mark McLinden - Raiders 7 - Stacey Jones - Warriors 8 - Martin Lang - Panthers 9 - George Gatis - Cowboys 10 - Robert Tanielu - Broncos 11 - Peter Jones - Cowboys 12 - Awen Guttenbiel - Warriors 13 - Glenn Morrison - Cowboys Reserves 14 - Scott Prince - Broncos 15 - Brad Meyers - Broncos 16 - Tony Puletua - Panthers 17 - Shane Walker - Broncos