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NRC team of the week

Discussion in 'National Rugby Championship (NRC)' started by RugbyFuture, Sep 3, 2014.

  1. Hugh Jarse Rocky Elsom (76)

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    2015 NRC Team of the Week - Summary to Week 4
    1. Haydn HIRSIMAKI (QLD Country) – 2 Weeks in The TOTW, Allan ALAALATOA (UC Vikings) – 2
    2. James HANSON (Sydney Stars) – 2, Andrew REDDY (Brisbane City) – 1, Anara RANGI (Perth Spirit) – 1
    3. Sef FA’AGASE (QLD Country) - 2, Jermaine AINSLEY (Perth Spirit) – 1, Sam TALAKAI (Brisbane City) – 1
    4. Steve CUMMINS (Melbourne Rising) - 1, Caderyn NEVILLE (Brisbane City) – 1, Rory WALTON (Perth Spirit) – 1, Ben HYNE (Brisbane City) – 1
    5. Ned HANIGAN (NSW Country) – 2, Matt PHILIP (Sydney Stars) – 2
    6. Dave DENNIS (Sydney Stars) – 2, Jordan SMILER (UC Vikings) – 1, Dean OAKMAN-HUNT (UC Vikings) – 1
    7. Liam GILL (Brisbane City) - 3, David HICKEY (Sydney Stars) – 1
    8. Angus COTTRELL (Perth Spirit) - 1, Ita VAEA (UC Vikings) – 3
    9. Ben MEEHAN (Melbourne Rising) - 1, Josh HOLMES (North Harbour Rays) – 2, Jake GORDON (Sydney Stars) – 1
    10. Jono LANCE (NSW Country) - 2, Sam GREENE (QLD Country) – 1, Jack DEBRECZENI (Melbourne Rising) – 1
    11. Dom SHIPPERLEY (Melbourne Rising) - 1, Izaia PERESE (QLD Country) – 1, Chris KURIDRANI (Brisbane City) – 1, Alex NORTHAM (North Harbour Rays) – 1
    12. Tom HILL (North Harbour Rays) - 1 , Lloyd JOHANSSON (Melbourne Rising) – 1, Campbell MAGNAY (QLD Country) – 1, David HORWITZ (NSW Country) – 1
    13. Karmichael HUNT* (Brisbane City) - 1, Nigel AH-WONG (UC Vikings) – 1, Tom CARTER (Sydney Stars) – 1, Charlie CLIFTON (NSW Country) – 1
    14. Harry JONES (Sydney Stars) – 2, Jerome NUIMATA (UC Vikings) – 1, Maalonga KONELIO (Perth Spirit) – 1
    15. Junior LALOIFI (Brisbane City) - 2, Tom KINGSTON (Sydney Stars) – 1, Karmichael HUNT* (Brisbane City) – 1
    * In the Team of the Week in more than one position
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    2015 NRC Team of the Week - Week 5
    http://www.greenandgoldrugby.com/nrc-rnd-5-team-of-the-week/
    1. Jed GILLESPIE (Greater Sydney Rams) – 1 Team Of The Week Appearance
    2. Robbie ABEL (UC Vikings) – 1
    3. Ben ALEXANDER (UC Vikings) – 1
    4. Sam LOUISI (NSW Country) – 1
    5. Caderyn NEVILLE (Brisbane City) – 2
    6. Jordy REID (Melbourne Rising) – 1
    7. Pauli TUALA (NSW Country) – 1
    8. Jed HOLLOWAY (Greater Sydney Rams) – 1
    9. Ian PRIOR (Perth Spirit) – 1
    10. Sam GREENE (QLD Country) – 2
    11. Chris KURIDRANI (Brisbane City) – 2
    12. Michael McDOUGALL (Greater Sydney Rams) – 1
    13. Nigel AH-WONG (UC Vikings) – 2
    14. Maalonga KONELIO (Perth Spirit) – 2
    15. Isaac THOMPSON (UC Vikings) – 1



    1. Jed GILLESPIE (Greater Sydney Rams) – 1 TOTW Appearance
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    Gillespie makes his first GAGR NRC TOTW for season 2015 but it’s not through lack of form that he hasn’t been picked before. Consistently one of the best for the Rams this year, his rugged play was a key part of his team getting so close to the Rising. A handy try down the wing helped as well.

    2. Robbie ABEL (UC Vikings) – 1
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    The Vikings just tore the Sydney Stars apart on Thursday night and Abel’s performance was at the centre of the carnage. From the dominant scrums and lineouts to his bulldozing runs (and a cartwheel), Abel was strong throughout his time of the pitch.

    3. Ben ALEXANDER (UC Vikings) – 1
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    Just his 2nd start for the Vikings in season 2015, it wasn’t a bad match to be a part of. Scrummed dominantly and did a lot of tight work in a loose game. Considering the number of tries scored, it’s a surprise he didn’t get one himself.

    4. Sam LOUISI (NSW Country) – 1
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    Louisi’s running and off-load game caused plenty of headaches for the Brisbane City defence and was a big part of the Eagle’s early dominance on Sunday arvo. Whilst Blake Enever of the Vikings came close to consideration, Louisi’s big impact moments were enough to secure him selection.

    5. Caderyn NEVILLE (Brisbane City) – 2
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    Neville’s running game has been a real asset for the Brisbane City side. He scored a cracking try for Brisbane prior to half time that proved to be crucial in swinging momentum. Neville has a massive motor and never stops running all match.

    6. Jordy REID (Melbourne Rising) – 1
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    When you pick one member of the Rising backrow, you’re effectively picking all three so well do they work as a combination. It was Reid who gets the individual plaudits this week for a supercharged performance against the Rams which culminated in a crucial try with minutes to go.

    7. Pauli TUALA (NSW Country) – 1
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    When Tuala charged over for an early try against Brisbane at Ballymore, it was a minor setback. When he did it again about 10 or so minutes later (from a Louisi offload), he put his team in prime position for a massive upset. Unfortunately the Eagles couldn’t hold on to the lead but it didn’t stop Tuala from remaining a menace to the Brisbane side.

    8. Jed HOLLOWAY (Greater Sydney Rams) – 1
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    Holloway came damn close to making this team last week, only to be beaten to the ‘jersey’ by a superb Ita Vaea performance. Well this week the roles are reversed and it is Vaea who misses out to the two try hero, Holloway, despite a strong game. Jed scored two tries and led from the front and deserved the win that the Rams just missed out on.

    9. Ian PRIOR (Perth Spirit) – 1
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    How can you go past the performance that set a new point scoring record for the NRC of 29 points in a match. Prior snagged a try and kicked superbly (eight from eight) to continue on his excellent form so far this season, and was the catalyst for the Spirit’s first win of the season. Joe Powell from the Vikings was very good too, but couldn’t unseat Prior for this team.

    10. Sam GREENE (QLD Country) – 2
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    Sam Greene returns to the TOTW despite his Queensland Country team going doing in a big loss. However it was Greene’s general play kicking that kept Country close in the early stages. His try and a couple of conversions was enough to place him at the top of the point scorers’ list for 2015.

    11. Chris KURIDRANI (Brisbane City) – 2
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    The three candidates for this position, Kuridrani, Onehunga Havili of the Spirit and James Dargaville of the Vikings, obviously benefited from being on the end of a dominant backline. Kuridrani’s game is really maturing and is mixing it up through using speed and just brute strength. Stepped up in the 2nd half to spur his team to a big win.

    12. Michael McDOUGALL (Greater Sydney Rams) – 1
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    The veteran Rams centre, with more NRC starts than any of his team mates, played a crucial role in his side’s heartbreaking last minute loss to the Rising. His two tries (including a try of the season candidate) built important momentum for the Rays and seemed to be the nail in the coffin to the Rising. It wasn’t to be but McDougall’s performance was not diminished. The Spirit’s Kyle Godwin was under consideration for a very handy game against Queensland Country.

    13. Nigel AH-WONG (UC Vikings) – 2
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    Four tries? Yep that should do it. Samu Kerevi lit up the second half at Ballymore and Dom Shipperley was fantastic for the Rising but how can you go past Ah-Wong’s grand slam? The physicality of Ah-Wong’s game is proving a real boon for the Vikings team and it will be interesting to see if we see more of it in Super Rugby.

    14. Maalonga KONELIO (Perth Spirit) – 2
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    Konelio is back in the TOTW for the second week running after another eye catching performance on the wing for the Perth Spirit. Scoring tries and helping to set them up, Konelio was a danger man anytime he got the ball as Perth steamrolled Queensland Country in Rockhampton. Tom English gets a call out for his handy cameo from the bench for the Rising that changed the game.

    15. Isaac THOMPSON (UC Vikings) – 1
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    Thompson had a strong game for the Vikings in their first game of the season against NSW Country, but has only just made it back into the side. He was busy again on Thursday night, involving himself consistently and orchestrating many an attacking raid on the unfortunate Sydney Stars defence. His opposite number Tom Kingston tried his guts out, but it was Thompson who took the chocolates for the week.
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    2015 NRC Team of the Week - Summary to Week 5
    1. Haydn HIRSIMAKI (QLD Country) – 2 Weeks in The TOTW, Allan ALAALATOA (UC Vikings) – 2, Jed GILLESPIE (Greater Sydney Rams) – 1

    2. James HANSON (Sydney Stars) – 2, Andrew REDDY (Brisbane City) – 1, Anara RANGI (Perth Spirit) – 1, Robbie ABEL (UC Vikings) – 1

    3. Sef FA’AGASE (QLD Country) - 2, Jermaine AINSLEY (Perth Spirit) – 1, Sam TALAKAI (Brisbane City) – 1, Ben ALEXANDER (UC Vikings) – 1

    4. Steve CUMMINS (Melbourne Rising) - 1, Caderyn NEVILLE* (Brisbane City) – 1, Rory WALTON (Perth Spirit) – 1, Ben HYNE (Brisbane City) – 1, Sam LOUISI (NSW Country) – 1

    5. Ned HANIGAN (NSW Country) – 2, Matt PHILIP (Sydney Stars) – 2, Caderyn NEVILLE* (Brisbane City) – 1

    6. Dave DENNIS (Sydney Stars) – 2, Jordan SMILER (UC Vikings) – 1, Dean OAKMAN-HUNT (UC Vikings) – 1, Jordy REID (Melbourne Rising) – 1

    7. Liam GILL (Brisbane City) - 3, David HICKEY (Sydney Stars) – 1, Pauli TUALA (NSW Country) – 1

    8. Angus COTTRELL (Perth Spirit) - 1, Ita VAEA (UC Vikings) – 3, Jed HOLLOWAY (Greater Sydney Rams) – 1

    9. Ben MEEHAN (Melbourne Rising) - 1, Josh HOLMES (North Harbour Rays) – 2, Jake GORDON (Sydney Stars) – 1, Ian PRIOR (Perth Spirit) – 1

    10. Jono LANCE (NSW Country) - 2, Sam GREENE (QLD Country) – 2, Jack DEBRECZENI (Melbourne Rising) – 1

    11. Dom SHIPPERLEY (Melbourne Rising) - 1, Izaia PERESE (QLD Country) – 1, Chris KURIDRANI (Brisbane City) – 2, Alex NORTHAM (North Harbour Rays) – 1

    12. Tom HILL (North Harbour Rays) - 1 , Lloyd JOHANSSON (Melbourne Rising) – 1, Campbell MAGNAY (QLD Country) – 1, David HORWITZ (NSW Country) – 1, Michael McDOUGALL (Greater Sydney Rams) – 1

    13. Karmichael HUNT* (Brisbane City) - 1, Nigel AH-WONG (UC Vikings) – 2, Tom CARTER (Sydney Stars) – 1, Charlie CLIFTON (NSW Country) – 1

    14. Harry JONES (Sydney Stars) – 2, Jerome NUIMATA (UC Vikings) – 1, Maalonga KONELIO (Perth Spirit) – 2

    15. Junior LALOIFI (Brisbane City) - 2, Tom KINGSTON (Sydney Stars) – 1, Karmichael HUNT* (Brisbane City) – 1, Isaac THOMPSON (UC Vikings) – 1

    * In the Team of the Week in more than one position
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    2015 NRC Team of the Week - Week 6
    http://www.greenandgoldrugby.com/nrc-rnd-6-team-of-the-week/

    1. Allan ALAALATOA (UC Vikings) – 3 Team Of The Week (TOTW) appearances
    2. Alex MAFI (QLD Country) – 1
    3. Taniela TUPOU (QLD Country) – 1
    4. Phil POTGIETER (QLD Country) – 1
    5. Tom STANIFORTH (NSW Country) – 1
    6. Kane KOTEKA (Perth Spirit) – 1
    7. Jarrad BUTLER (UC Vikings) – 1
    8. Ita VAEA (UC Vikings) – 4
    9. Mitch SHORT (NSW Country) – 1
    10. Christian LEALIIFANO (UC Vikings) – 1
    11. Brad LACEY (Perth Spirit) – 1
    12. Kyle GODWIN (Perth Spirit) – 1
    13. Ed STUBBS (NSW Country) – 1
    14. Harry JONES (Sydney Stars) – 3
    15. Jonah PLACID (Melbourne Rising) – 1


    1. Allan ALAALATOA (UC Vikings) – 3 TOTW appearance
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    Alaalatoa is back for his third appearance in the TOTW after leading the way in his team’s 63-37 defeat of the North Harbour Rays. The Vikings didn’t have it all their own way, but AA was a monster across the park, particularly in the scrum. Sef Fa’agase was excellent at LHP for QLD Country as well in tough conditions.

    2. Alex MAFI (QLD Country) – 1
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    This was 19 year old Mafi’s first NRC start for the season and you couldn’t get more challenging conditions. Whilst it was a tough night for lineout throwing, Mafi lead a massive scrumming perfomance and was strong around the field.

    3. Taniela TUPOU (QLD Country) – 1
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    Another 19 year old front rower making his NRC starting debut for Queensland Country. The much scrutinised prop was the official Man of the Match and deservedly so. He was massive in the scrum, huge in defence and dangerous ball in hand, scoring his third try in three games. What a prospect.

    4. Phil POTGIETER (QLD Country) – 1
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    The rugged Toowoomba product stepped up from colts rugby last year into Premier Grade at UQ and has caught the eye in the NRC. His high work rate and physical play was perfect for the conditions found in Newcastle last Thursday night, where his opposite Sam Louisi was also strong.

    5. Tom STANIFORTH (NSW Country) – 1
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    In a match made for tight forwards, a number of them stood up. Staniforth was one of those players. He hit hard in the tackle and was busy at the ruck, but his running game was particularly effective in the mud.

    6. Kane KOTEKA (Perth Spirit) – 1
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    Koteka has been one of the Spirit’s very best since debuting for them in the first round last year. On the weekend he was central to Perth’s dominance at the ruck, against a highly fancied Rising backrow, which allowed his team to run away with an impressive 31-21 victory over last year’s Minor Premiers.

    7. Jarrad BUTLER (UC Vikings) – 1
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    The Vikings skipper is such an impressive individual. As captain he was central to reinvigorating this team’s culture during the off-season, which has seen a dramatic turnaround in on-field performance. He’s lead the way on the park as well marshalling his team superbly and enjoying his time at the back of a dominant pack. Richard Hardwick, from the Spirit, was excellent as well and unlucky to miss selection.

    8. Ita VAEA (UC Vikings) – 4
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    Four caps in six weeks, is a pretty good indication of Vaea’s current form for the Vikings particularly when you factor in Canberra’s first round bye. He was at it again on the weekend causing plenty of headaches for the Rays. With Wycliff Palu expected to fly home from the RWC, surely Ita is set for a call up?

    9. Mitch SHORT (NSW Country) – 1
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    Injuries to first choice 9s, Michael Dowsett and Jock Merriman, have given Short the chance to show his wares and show them he did in outrageous conditions last Thursday night. So good was his performance that he came agonisingly close to being named Man of the Match, despite being in the losing team. Marshalled his pack well and sniped dangerously, Short is the TOTW scrumhalf in a week where any of James Tuttle, Josh Holmes, Joe Powell or Ryan Louwrens could have got the gig.

    10. Christian LEALIIFANO (UC Vikings) – 1
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    The Vikings are relishing the Wallaby snubbing of Lealiifano and whilst the man himself would no doubt prefer to be in the UK, he looks to be loving his rugby at the moment. Whilst his pack remains dominant, Lealiifano is orchestrating everything in the backs and freeing up opportunities for all backline players outside him.

    11. Brad LACEY (Perth Spirit) – 1
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    Lacey, an Australian Under 20 winger this year, made an impact on the game early with a try saving tackle on former Wallaby Dom Shipperley. It was a massive play as were his two tries later in the first half. Lacey has many fans in the west waiting for him to get his Super Rugby chance. This match showed why. Rays speedy winger John Porch scored two tries and showed off his lightning pace in an eye catching game against the Vikings.

    12. Kyle GODWIN (Perth Spirit) – 1
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    Godwin has been slowly building in confidence and form and this weekend gone we saw him back to his best. The skilful and powerful inside back was in the midst of everything for the Spirit side, and was one of the few 12s to get the better of the Rising’s Lloyd Johansson this season. Reece Hodge of the Rays was also very good for his team as they took the game to the Vikings early.

    13. Ed STUBBS (NSW Country) – 1
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    This was not a match for outside backs to stand out in, which is perhaps why Stubbs’ performance caught the eye. The conditions meant that the old heads needed to step up and Stubbs’ experience was evident as he worked tirelessly for the Eagles. It wasn’t enough to get the win, but enough to gain him his first TOTW cap.

    14. Harry JONES (Sydney Stars) – 3
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    Harry Jones scored a hat trick of tries at Leichhardt Oval on Sunday leaping to the top of the NRC Try Scorers list and again demonstrating his wonderful finishing skills. It’s a rare thing for wingers to win Man of the Match awards but Jones’s three tries and overall class was enough to secure it for him this weekend. His ability to perform week to week, win or lose, must have Tah officials smiling.

    15. Jonah PLACID (Melbourne Rising) – 1
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    Placid is one of the most elusive players in the NRC and it was there for all to see in Perth on the weekend. Whilst his side was largely outgunned across the park against the Spirit, Placid was a constant danger all day long. He scored the last try of the match, handling twice in the movement, and while it was too little too late for his team, it was reward for a classy showing.
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    2015 NRC Team of the Week - Summary to Week 6
    1. Haydn HIRSIMAKI (QLD Country) – 2 Weeks in The TOTW, Allan ALAALATOA (UC Vikings) – 3, Jed GILLESPIE (Greater Sydney Rams) – 1

    2. James HANSON (Sydney Stars) – 2, Andrew REDDY (Brisbane City) – 1, Anara RANGI (Perth Spirit) – 1, Robbie ABEL (UC Vikings) – 1, Alex MAFI (QLD Country) – 1

    3. Sef FA’AGASE (QLD Country) - 2, Jermaine AINSLEY (Perth Spirit) – 1, Sam TALAKAI (Brisbane City) – 1, Ben ALEXANDER (UC Vikings) – 1, Taniela TUPOU (QLD Country) – 1

    4. Steve CUMMINS (Melbourne Rising) - 1, Caderyn NEVILLE* (Brisbane City) – 1, Rory WALTON (Perth Spirit) – 1, Ben HYNE (Brisbane City) – 1, Sam LOUISI (NSW Country) – 1, Phil POTGIETER (QLD Country) – 1

    5. Ned HANIGAN (NSW Country) – 2, Matt PHILIP (Sydney Stars) – 2, Caderyn NEVILLE* (Brisbane City) – 1, Tom STANIFORTH (NSW Country) – 1

    6. Dave DENNIS (Sydney Stars) – 2, Jordan SMILER (UC Vikings) – 1, Dean OAKMAN-HUNT (UC Vikings) – 1, Jordy REID (Melbourne Rising) – 1, Kane KOTEKA (Perth Spirit) – 1

    7. Liam GILL (Brisbane City) - 3, David HICKEY (Sydney Stars) – 1, Pauli TUALA (NSW Country) – 1, Jarrad BUTLER (UC Vikings) – 1

    8. Angus COTTRELL (Perth Spirit) - 1, Ita VAEA (UC Vikings) – 4, Jed HOLLOWAY (Greater Sydney Rams) – 1

    9. Ben MEEHAN (Melbourne Rising) - 1, Josh HOLMES (North Harbour Rays) – 2, Jake GORDON (Sydney Stars) – 1, Ian PRIOR (Perth Spirit) – 1, Mitch SHORT (NSW Country) – 1

    10. Jono LANCE (NSW Country) - 2, Sam GREENE (QLD Country) – 2, Jack DEBRECZENI (Melbourne Rising) – 1, Christian LEALIIFANO (UC Vikings) – 1

    11. Dom SHIPPERLEY (Melbourne Rising) - 1, Izaia PERESE (QLD Country) – 1, Chris KURIDRANI (Brisbane City) – 2, Alex NORTHAM (North Harbour Rays) – 1, Brad LACEY (Perth Spirit) – 1

    12. Tom HILL (North Harbour Rays) - 1 , Lloyd JOHANSSON (Melbourne Rising) – 1, Campbell MAGNAY (QLD Country) – 1, David HORWITZ (NSW Country) – 1, Michael McDOUGALL (Greater Sydney Rams) – 1, Kyle GODWIN (Perth Spirit) – 1

    13. Karmichael HUNT* (Brisbane City) - 1, Nigel AH-WONG (UC Vikings) – 2, Tom CARTER (Sydney Stars) – 1, Charlie CLIFTON (NSW Country) – 1, Ed STUBBS (NSW Country) – 1

    14. Harry JONES (Sydney Stars) – 3, Jerome NUIMATA (UC Vikings) – 1, Maalonga KONELIO (Perth Spirit) – 2

    15. Junior LALOIFI (Brisbane City) - 2, Tom KINGSTON (Sydney Stars) – 1, Karmichael HUNT* (Brisbane City) – 1, Isaac THOMPSON (UC Vikings) – 1, Jonah PLACID (Melbourne Rising) – 1

    * In the Team of the Week in more than one position
  6. RugbyReg George Smith (75)

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    If I had to pick a team of the tournament at the moment, it would be:

    15 Junior Laloifi
    14 Maalonga Konelio
    13 Nigel Ah Wong
    12 Lloyd Johansson
    11 Harry Jones
    10 Sam Greene
    9 Josh Holmes
    8 Ita Vaea
    7 Liam Gill
    6 Dave Dennis
    5 Cadeyrn Neville
    4 Matt Phillip
    3 Sef Fa'agase
    2 James Hanson
    1 Allan Alaalatoa

    Now we won't see Hanson again for RWC commitments. Not sure where Dave Dennis has gone, so he may not play again.

    Junior Laloifi may not play fullback again too, which may impact him.

    LoJo's spot probably the most under competition, and I reckon Kyle Godwin could come home strong to claim it.
  7. Intruder Dave Cowper (27)

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    A strong Second XV outfit would be just as impressive if not better;

    15 K. Hunt
    14 D. Shipperly
    13 S. Kerevi
    12 K. Godwin
    11 J. Dargaville
    10 C. Lealiifano
    9 N. Frisby
    8 S. Higginbotham
    7 J. Butler
    6 J. Reid
    5 R. Arnold
    4 B. Hyne
    3 S. Talakai
    2 R. Abel
    1 H. Hirsmaki
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  8. Rugbynutter39 Mark Loane (55)

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    so what would the team of tournament look like without super rugby contracted players
  9. Hugh Jarse Rocky Elsom (76)

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    Vikings undefeated along with Brisbane City to Round 7, and Smiler has been one of the standouts for the Vikings in each and every game, but to my recollection hasn't been nominated at all for TOTW. Seems odd to me. At this stage, I'd say he would be very much in the running for any award for player of the competition.

    EDIIT : Nominated once. I think the game he scored 3 or 4 tries. Has been much more considtently one of the best than just one nomination imo.
  11. Hugh Jarse Rocky Elsom (76)

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    Good point @Brumby Runner.

    Looking at the nominations, it is clear that the Undefeated Vikings have been dudded. After all, how fair is it for a Wallaby from dominant and undefeated team to be awarded a guernsey in the TOTW three times, out of total of 14 TOTW nominations from the Undefeated Brisbane City team.

    Meanwhile the Undefeated Super Rugby laden UC Vikings have been awarded a paltry 17 TOTW nominations.

    Other loser teams have managed accumulate 59 TOTW nominations.

    Seriously though the BSF flanker nominations so far have been:
    6. Dave DENNIS (Sydney Stars) – 2, Jordan SMILER (UC Vikings) – 1, Dean OAKMAN-HUNT (UC Vikings) – 1, Jordy REID (Melbourne Rising) – 1, Kane KOTEKA (Perth Spirit) – 1

    Vikings didn't play round 1 (Bye) and Smiler played in the second row against Perth in Round 4. So he has been nominated for TOTW at BSF in 1/4 of the games he has played in that position. That is not too bad a batting average.
  12. Brumby Runner John Eales (66)

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    HJ I appreciate all the work you put into constructing the TOTW and all of those other interesting facts about the competition. To do that must require you to put in a huge amount of time and effort, so my comment about Smiler is not meant to be a reflection or criticism of your work. As you will guess, I do watch more Vikings games than others, but I do also get to see a lot of the other teams in the competition, and I am very surprised that one of the standout players in one of the standout teams seems to be missing when it comes to all posters' comments about players' performances. What I am saying is that despite that apparent omission, imo Smiler has been clearly amongst the very best consistently good players in this competition. I would have expected him to appear in comments more often given the quality of his performances over some of those who may have stood out in an otherwise fairly performing team overall.
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    2015 NRC Team of the Week - Week 7
    http://www.greenandgoldrugby.com/nrc-rnd-7-team-of-the-week/
    1. Allan ALAALATOA (UC Vikings) – 4 Team Of The Week (TOTW) appearances
    2. Heath TESSMAN (Perth Spirit) – 1
    3. Sam TALAKAI (Brisbane City) – 2
    4. Blake ENEVER (UC Vikings) – 1
    5. Tom STANIFORTH (NSW Country) – 2
    6. Jordan SMILER (UC Vikings) – 2
    7. Cohen MASSON (Greater Sydney Rams) – 1
    8. Ita VAEA (UC Vikings) – 5
    9. Joe POWELL (UC Vikings) – 1
    10. Jono LANCE (NSW Country) – 3
    11. Jarome McKENZIE (NSW Country) – 1
    12. Sione TUIPULOTU (Melbourne Rising) – 1
    13. Samu KEREVI (Brisbane City) – 1
    14. Junior LALOIFI (Brisbane City) – 2
    15. Karmichael HUNT (Brisbane City) – 2



    1. Allan ALAALATOA (UC Vikings) – 4 TOTW appearances
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    A Grand Slam of appearances for Alaalatoa who is loving this competition in 2015. Whilst benefitting greatly from being a part of a powerful Vikings pack, Big Al is proving an immovable object at the scrum and an almost unstoppable force around the field.

    2. Heath TESSMAN (Perth Spirit) – 1
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    Led from the front as part of the dominant front row for the Spirit that laid the platform for his team’s three try turnaround to snatch the lead and almost the game. Scored a good try himself with a 20 metre run up the guts brought down just short of the line, but managing to roll on his back, reach over his head and plant the ball down. A Spirit stand out this season.

    3. Sam TALAKAI (Brisbane City) – 2
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    Sam the Man has been fantastic all NRC in a position that has had many stars. On Friday night he was dominant in the scrum, again, against a very experienced front row for the Stars. Around the paddock he put in some big hits, and led his team with distinction as captain and ensured Brisbane retained the Horan Little Shield.

    4. Blake ENEVER (UC Vikings) – 1
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    Enever is part of arguably the best locking combination of the NRC, alongside the towering Rory Arnold. Enever’s game has been of the highest level all NRC after some breakthrough games for the Brumbies. Controlling the lineout, making metres with the ball whilst being strong at the breakdown. What more could you want from a lock?

    5. Tom STANIFORTH (NSW Country) – 2
    [IMG]
    Another strong 80 minute performance for Staniforth who was in everything and was a beast to pull down. Even set up the final try with a long cut out pass that Quade would be proud of, for Ed Stubbs to cross the line for what proved to be the winning score. His second consecutive TOTW appearance.

    6. Jordan SMILER (UC Vikings) – 2
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    The Smiler Assassin was at his clinical best again in the Vikings massive win over the Melbourne Rising. Big hits and strong runs, Smiler has provided tremendous consistency for the Canberra team partnering strongly with Jarrad Butler and Ita Vaea.

    7. Cohen MASSON (Greater Sydney Rams) – 1
    [IMG]
    This is a tough call on the Vikings’s Jarrad Butler who scored another try on the weekend and lead admirably. However Cohen Masson was the standout player in the television fixture in a somewhat underwhelming Thursday night encounter with the Rays. Scoring two tries himself Masson exhibited a strong on ball game, and was seemingly never too far away from the action all night.

    8. Ita VAEA (UC Vikings) – 5
    [IMG]
    Shaping as the favourite the be the Player of the Tournament and leading the way with five TOTW appearances, Vaea continues to roll on, rolling over defenders seemingly at will. He has become such a crucial part of the Vikings arsenal as much as when he doesn’t carry the ball as when he does. Scott Higginbotham for Brisbane City continued his late season form surge, however Vaea remains the form No 8 of the comp.

    9. Joe POWELL (UC Vikings) – 1
    [IMG]
    Like THP, the scrumhalf position has been one of tremendous quality this NRC season. For the Vikings, Powell came close to getting his debut TOTW gig last week, but couldn’t be denied this week after a rock solid performance including a pile of defensive work throughout the game. Nick Frisby for Brisbane City was also very good whilst the Spirit’s Michael Ruru impressed from the bench.

    10. Jono LANCE (NSW Country) – 3
    [IMG]
    Lance’s strong NRC continued with a performance in which he controlled the backline nicely, orchestrating the set moves that broke the Spirit open and gave Country the win. Jono pulled off a monster tackle on the big Perth lock, Ross Haylett-Petty, in a memorable moment whilst his kicking was spot on, both in hand and off the tee, including two conversions from the sideline.

    11. Jarome McKENZIE (NSW Country) – 1
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    McKenzie was one of the rising stars of last year’s tournament however serious injury meant he ended 2014 early and started 2015 late. He’s back and getting back to full confidence and on the weekend finished a good winger’s try for NSW Country running onto the ball at pace and breaking through the tackles of both opposite wingers to score. McKenzie was very solid in defence as well. Chris Kuridrani was close as well as he continues to enjoy the fruits of some quality players inside him.

    12. Sione TUIPULOTU (Melbourne Rising) – 1
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    Just a schoolboy last year, the impressive Sione has been a revelation so far off the bench for the Rising. Given the chance to start on Friday night, against the high flying Vikings, Tuipulotu’s game was one of the few highlights for Melbourne fans. His running was a feature for the Rising and proved a constant source of angst for the highly functional Canberra defence. Henry Teafu is to be commended with his performance amongst an all-star City team.

    13. Samu KEREVI (Brisbane City) – 1
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    It’s hard to believe that this is Samu’s debut cap in the TOTW. Whilst he hasn’t reached the levels of play he did in 2014, Kerevi has remained an attacking powerhouse for Brisbane City. His game has matured, however, and the his selflessness is apparent as he sets up countless tries for his outside men. He was at his best on Friday night and proved too strong for a spirited Stars defence, making big meters every time he carried.

    14. Junior LALOIFI (Brisbane City) – 3 (2 previous TOTW as #15)
    [IMG]
    The Prince’s four tries on Friday night was many things. A record for Brisbane for most tries in a match (equalling the NRC record). A record for the most tries in an NRC season, already one ahead of Andrew Kellaway’s nine in 2014 (with at least one, probably 2, likely 3 games to go). But overall it was yet another example of his amazing ability to sniff out an opportunity. He must be firming to snag a Reds contract for 2016.

    15. Karmichael HUNT (Brisbane City) – 3 (1 previous TOTW as #14)
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    And his form just continues to improve. Hunt has clearly found his groove at the back of the City team, having a hand in five of Brisbane’s first six tries including scoring one himself. He has provided Brisbane with a new dimension in attack and providing Reds fans with renewed hope for 2016. It was noticeable how indecisive Brisbane looked when Special K was replaced. Aidan Toua from the Vikings deserves a mention for scoring probably the individual try of the season against the Rising. Simply brilliant.
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    2015 NRC Team of the Week - Summary to Week 7

    1. Haydn HIRSIMAKI (QLD Country) – 2 Weeks in The TOTW, Allan ALAALATOA (UC Vikings) – 4, Jed GILLESPIE (Greater Sydney Rams) – 1

    2. James HANSON (Sydney Stars) – 2, Andrew REDDY (Brisbane City) – 1, Anara RANGI (Perth Spirit) – 1, Robbie ABEL (UC Vikings) – 1, Alex MAFI (QLD Country) – 1, Heath TESSMAN (Perth Spirit) – 1

    3. Sef FA’AGASE (QLD Country) - 2, Jermaine AINSLEY (Perth Spirit) – 1, Sam TALAKAI (Brisbane City) – 2, Ben ALEXANDER (UC Vikings) – 1, Taniela TUPOU (QLD Country) – 1

    4. Steve CUMMINS (Melbourne Rising) - 1, Caderyn NEVILLE* (Brisbane City) – 1, Rory WALTON (Perth Spirit) – 1, Ben HYNE (Brisbane City) – 1, Sam LOUISI (NSW Country) – 1, Phil POTGIETER (QLD Country) – 1, Blake ENEVER (UC Vikings) – 1

    5. Ned HANIGAN (NSW Country) – 2, Matt PHILIP (Sydney Stars) – 2, Caderyn NEVILLE* (Brisbane City) – 1, Tom STANIFORTH (NSW Country) – 2

    6. Dave DENNIS (Sydney Stars) – 2, Jordan SMILER (UC Vikings) – 2, Dean OAKMAN-HUNT (UC Vikings) – 1, Jordy REID (Melbourne Rising) – 1, Kane KOTEKA (Perth Spirit) – 1

    7. Liam GILL (Brisbane City) - 3, David HICKEY (Sydney Stars) – 1, Pauli TUALA (NSW Country) – 1, Jarrad BUTLER (UC Vikings) – 1, Cohen MASSON (Greater Sydney Rams) – 1

    8. Angus COTTRELL (Perth Spirit) - 1, Ita VAEA (UC Vikings) – 5, Jed HOLLOWAY (Greater Sydney Rams) – 1

    9. Ben MEEHAN (Melbourne Rising) - 1, Josh HOLMES (North Harbour Rays) – 2, Jake GORDON (Sydney Stars) – 1, Ian PRIOR (Perth Spirit) – 1, Mitch SHORT (NSW Country) – 1, Joe POWELL (UC Vikings) – 1

    10. Jono LANCE (NSW Country) - 3, Sam GREENE (QLD Country) – 2, Jack DEBRECZENI (Melbourne Rising) – 1, Christian LEALIIFANO (UC Vikings) – 1

    11. Dom SHIPPERLEY (Melbourne Rising) - 1, Izaia PERESE (QLD Country) – 1, Chris KURIDRANI (Brisbane City) – 2, Alex NORTHAM (North Harbour Rays) – 1, Brad LACEY (Perth Spirit) – 1, Jarome McKENZIE (NSW Country) – 1

    12. Tom HILL (North Harbour Rays) - 1 , Lloyd JOHANSSON (Melbourne Rising) – 1, Campbell MAGNAY (QLD Country) – 1, David HORWITZ (NSW Country) – 1, Michael McDOUGALL (Greater Sydney Rams) – 1, Kyle GODWIN (Perth Spirit) – 1, Sione TUIPULOTU (Melbourne Rising) – 1

    13. Karmichael HUNT* (Brisbane City) - 1, Nigel AH-WONG (UC Vikings) – 2, Tom CARTER (Sydney Stars) – 1, Charlie CLIFTON (NSW Country) – 1, Ed STUBBS (NSW Country) – 1, Samu KEREVI (Brisbane City) – 1

    14. Harry JONES (Sydney Stars) – 3, Jerome NUIMATA (UC Vikings) – 1, Maalonga KONELIO (Perth Spirit) – 2, Junior LALOIFI* (Brisbane City) – 1

    15. Junior LALOIFI* (Brisbane City) - 2, Tom KINGSTON (Sydney Stars) – 1, Karmichael HUNT* (Brisbane City) – 2, Isaac THOMPSON (UC Vikings) – 1, Jonah PLACID (Melbourne Rising) – 1

    * In the Team of the Week in more than one position
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    Smiler. Yes!
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    2015 NRC Team of the Week - Week 8
    http://www.greenandgoldrugby.com/nrc-rnd-8-team-of-the-week/

    1. Pettowa PARAKA (Brisbane City) – 1 Team Of The Week (TOTW) appearance
    2. Tom SEXTON (NSW Country) – 1
    3. Ollie HOSKINS (Perth Spirit) – 1
    4. Lopeti TIMANI (Melbourne Rising) – 1
    5. Tom STANIFORTH (NSW Country) – 3
    6. Harry BERGELIN (North Harbour Rays) – 1
    7. Liam GILL (Brisbane City) – 4
    8. Jed HOLLOWAY (Greater Sydney Rams) – 2
    9. Nick FRISBY (Brisbane City) – 1
    10. Ian PRIOR (Perth Spirit) – 2
    11. Jarome McKENZIE (NSW Country) – 2
    12. Henry TAEFU (Brisbane City) – 1
    13. Maalonga KONELIO (Perth Spirit) – 3
    14. Junior LALOIFI (Brisbane City) – 4
    15. Jonah PLACID (Melbourne Rising) – 2


    1. Pettowa PARAKA (Brisbane City) – 1 TOTW appearance
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    Paraka was part of a dominant Brisbane City performance that saw the reigning champions race out to a 32-5 lead with about half an hour left to go in the match. Paraka scored a try himself and then combined with fellow prop Sam Talakai to put lock Ben Hyne over in the corner. Worked hard and scrummed strongly.

    2. Tom SEXTON (NSW Country) – 1
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    Sexton came out of the blocks in turbo speed, perhaps inspired to put one over his former Melbourne team mates as he sets to head west to the Force. His aggression was a key component in the Eagles’ strong start and he was rewarded with an early try. Luke Holmes was once again a strong candidate for the Rays.

    3. Ollie HOSKINS (Perth Spirit) – 1
    [IMG]
    The big burly young prop from the Cottesloe Club has come through the system out west representing his state throughout his teenage years. This NRC he has been showcasing his abilities even further and his strong scrummaging, big defence and handy ball work was all on show again on the weekend as the Spirit tore through the Greater Sydney Rams at Concord Oval.

    4. Lopeti TIMANI (Melbourne Rising) – 1
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    Timani showcased a physicality of play last Thursday night against the Eagles that pretty much no other player in the NRC is capable of. In one particular phase he CRUNCHED three defenders in a row with huge hits. May have been yellow carded but it was worth it for the damage he caused.

    5. Tom STANIFORTH (NSW Country) – 3
    [IMG]
    Staniforth has secured his third TOTW selection in a row thanks to a strong game against the Melbourne Rising where he came up against his TOTW locking partner. Staniforth’s work rate was big, as were his charging runs. Part of the almost unfair locking depth the Brumbies have for season 2016.

    6. Harry BERGELIN (North Harbour Rays) – 1
    [IMG]
    There have been many wonderful backrow performers and performances this year in the NRC and Bergelin’s game against Queensland Country sits right up with them. The rugged backrower was never far from the ball, both in defence and attack, securing much possession as well as the Man of the Match award. Jordan Smiler of the Vikings was a very close candidate here as well.

    7. Liam GILL (Brisbane City) – 4
    [IMG]
    The battle between Gill and Jarrad Butler of the Vikings was always going to be a key one. Butler was wonderful for the Vikings however it was Gill’s on ball instincts that came out on top on the day, and a factor in Brisbane doing the same. Always a menace at the ruck, it was his support play, strength and awareness that saw him score a late decisive try.

    8. Jed HOLLOWAY (Greater Sydney Rams) – 2
    [IMG]
    It’s tough to get selected in a team such as this whilst on the losing side – just ask the Vikings players! Holloway, however, was a standout candidate due to yet another inspired performance for the Rams in their loss to the Spirit on the weekend. His hat trick of tries is perhaps symbolic of his team’s over reliance on him, but the class is there. Colby Fainga’a was superb for the Rising as well and was just edged out by Jed!

    9. Nick FRISBY (Brisbane City) – 1
    [IMG]
    Pickle has had a very solid year without perhaps reaching the same heights as his 2014 NRC. This match however he raised his game a level and produced when it counted. He was key to unleashing his attacking backline (and forward pack, to be fair) which blew the Vikings away in the first half. Ben Meehan for the Rising had an enterprising game against the Eagles and was a close consideration. His hair looked fantastic too.

    10. Ian PRIOR (Perth Spirit) – 2 (1 TOTW at Scrum half, 1 TOTW at Fly half)
    [IMG]
    So good have the scrumhalf performances been this NRC that often I’ve wanted to pick a 9 at flyhalf in my TOTW just to do them credit. Well the Spirit assisted last week by picking Prior to wear the 10 and he did so with absolute class. The Spirit ran riot against the Rams and Prior was at the heart of it all as he has been all season. Jake McIntyre of Brisbane City put in a very polished performance as well.

    11. Jarome McKENZIE (NSW Country) – 2
    [IMG]
    Having fought his way back from serious injury McKenzie’s speed may yet be at the level it has been, but his strength in contact and smart running lines have been a real asset for the Eagles out wide. Scored a cracking try and was dangerous every time he got the pill.

    12. Henry TAEFU (Brisbane City) – 1
    [IMG]
    The quiet achiever in an all-star Brisbane City backline Taefu has developed into a crucial element of it’s success. Mixing the muscle with the brains, the Sunnybank product runs hard in defence, has a handy off-load and kicks astutely. Has formed a very dangerous combination with Samu Kerevi and, who knows, one that may graduate to the Reds next year.

    13. Maalonga KONELIO (Perth Spirit) – 3 (2 TOTW at Wing, 1 TOTW at OC)
    [IMG]
    Konelio has been one of the out and out stars of the NRC in 2015. Spending time on both the wing and outside centre hasn’t restricted his effectiveness and he was at it again against the Rams. The Spirit were full of running and Konelio was in his element as one of the most dangerous runners in the competition. Samu Kerevi produced some key plays for Brisbane City as well in a strong showing.

    14. Junior LALOIFI (Brisbane City) – 4 (2 TOTW at Fullback, 2 TOTW at Wing)
    [IMG]
    The try-scoring genius just keeps on producing, scoring his 11th try of the season against the Vikings on the weekend. But he’s also helping create them too and possesses unique instincts to find himself in the right place at the right time to either score or contribute to the try scoring. Faamanatu Apineru of the Spirit was also excellent and a constant danger.

    15. Jonah PLACID (Melbourne Rising) – 2
    [IMG]
    Placid’s maturity is growing by the match. He put in a highly polished performance for the Rising in their important Thursday night win over the NSW Country Eagles. He remains an electric runner and dangerous counter attacker, as the Eagles received firsthand experience with in Geelong last week.
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    2015 NRC Team of the Week - Summary to Week 8

    1. Haydn HIRSIMAKI (QLD Country) – 2 Weeks in The TOTW, Allan ALAALATOA (UC Vikings) – 4, Jed GILLESPIE (Greater Sydney Rams) – 1, Pettowa PARAKA (Brisbane City) – 1

    2. James HANSON (Sydney Stars) – 2, Andrew REDDY (Brisbane City) – 1, Anara RANGI (Perth Spirit) – 1, Robbie ABEL (UC Vikings) – 1, Alex MAFI (QLD Country) – 1, Heath TESSMAN (Perth Spirit) – 1, Tom SEXTON (NSW Country) – 1

    3. Sef FA’AGASE (QLD Country) - 2, Jermaine AINSLEY (Perth Spirit) – 1, Sam TALAKAI (Brisbane City) – 2, Ben ALEXANDER (UC Vikings) – 1, Taniela TUPOU (QLD Country) – 1, Ollie HOSKINS (Perth Spirit) – 1

    4. Steve CUMMINS (Melbourne Rising) - 1, Caderyn NEVILLE* (Brisbane City) – 1, Rory WALTON (Perth Spirit) – 1, Ben HYNE (Brisbane City) – 1, Sam LOUISI (NSW Country) – 1, Phil POTGIETER (QLD Country) – 1, Blake ENEVER (UC Vikings) – 1, Lopeti TIMANI (Melbourne Rising) – 1

    5. Ned HANIGAN (NSW Country) – 2, Matt PHILIP (Sydney Stars) – 2, Caderyn NEVILLE* (Brisbane City) – 1, Tom STANIFORTH (NSW Country) – 3

    6. Dave DENNIS (Sydney Stars) – 2, Jordan SMILER (UC Vikings) – 2, Dean OAKMAN-HUNT (UC Vikings) – 1, Jordy REID (Melbourne Rising) – 1, Kane KOTEKA (Perth Spirit) – 1, Harry BERGELIN (North Harbour Rays) – 1

    7. Liam GILL (Brisbane City) - 4, David HICKEY (Sydney Stars) – 1, Pauli TUALA (NSW Country) – 1, Jarrad BUTLER (UC Vikings) – 1, Cohen MASSON (Greater Sydney Rams) – 1

    8. Angus COTTRELL (Perth Spirit) - 1, Ita VAEA (UC Vikings) – 5, Jed HOLLOWAY (Greater Sydney Rams) – 2

    9. Ben MEEHAN (Melbourne Rising) - 1, Josh HOLMES (North Harbour Rays) – 2, Jake GORDON (Sydney Stars) – 1, Ian PRIOR* (Perth Spirit) – 1, Mitch SHORT (NSW Country) – 1, Joe POWELL (UC Vikings) – 1, Nick FRISBY (Brisbane City) – 1

    10. Jono LANCE (NSW Country) - 3, Sam GREENE (QLD Country) – 2, Jack DEBRECZENI (Melbourne Rising) – 1, Christian LEALIIFANO (UC Vikings) – 1, Ian PRIOR* (Perth Spirit) – 1

    11. Dom SHIPPERLEY (Melbourne Rising) - 1, Izaia PERESE (QLD Country) – 1, Chris KURIDRANI (Brisbane City) – 2, Alex NORTHAM (North Harbour Rays) – 1, Brad LACEY (Perth Spirit) – 1, Jarome McKENZIE (NSW Country) – 2

    12. Tom HILL (North Harbour Rays) - 1 , Lloyd JOHANSSON (Melbourne Rising) – 1, Campbell MAGNAY (QLD Country) – 1, David HORWITZ (NSW Country) – 1, Michael McDOUGALL (Greater Sydney Rams) – 1, Kyle GODWIN (Perth Spirit) – 1, Sione TUIPULOTU (Melbourne Rising) – 1, Henry TAEFU (Brisbane City) – 1

    13. Karmichael HUNT* (Brisbane City) - 1, Nigel AH-WONG (UC Vikings) – 2, Tom CARTER (Sydney Stars) – 1, Charlie CLIFTON (NSW Country) – 1, Ed STUBBS (NSW Country) – 1, Samu KEREVI (Brisbane City) – 1, Maalonga KONELIO* (Perth Spirit) – 1

    14. Harry JONES (Sydney Stars) – 3, Jerome NUIMATA (UC Vikings) – 1, Maalonga KONELIO* (Perth Spirit) – 2, Junior LALOIFI* (Brisbane City) – 2

    15. Junior LALOIFI* (Brisbane City) - 2, Tom KINGSTON (Sydney Stars) – 1, Karmichael HUNT* (Brisbane City) – 2, Isaac THOMPSON (UC Vikings) – 1, Jonah PLACID (Melbourne Rising) – 2

    * In the Team of the Week in more than one position
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  18. Johnno40 Allen Oxlade (6)

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    HJ , You do a great job putting all this together,
    This is my opinion but Jed Gillespie is by far the most over rated Loose head prop in this comp.I just don't know what people see in him.
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    ^^ I'm just summarising what the G&GR team place on the Blog front page, for the forum dwellers that do not keep up to date with the Blog Front Page. All kudos to @RugbyReg et al for assembling the list each round.

    There have been 8 LHP selections in TOTW. Out of his 6 starts and one bench appearance for his team, Jed Gillespie has received 1 TOTW nomination for this effort in Round 5 against Rising:
    Gillespie makes his first GAGR NRC TOTW for season 2015 but it’s not through lack of form that he hasn’t been picked before. Consistently one of the best for the Rams this year, his rugged play was a key part of his team getting so close to the Rising. A handy try down the wing helped as well.


    I wouldn't exactly call that being the most over rated prop in the NRC. There have been 36 separate LHP either start or come on off the bench so far in NRC. What evidence do you have to support your hypothesis that he is the most over rated prop in the NRC?
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    What would happen to this whole website if you had to provide evidence? ;)
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