NSW TEAM OF THE WEEK | Rd 3

Each week of the NRL season, the NSWRL.com.au staff writers will have their say on the round's best performing New South Welshmen. These are based entirely on the opinions of the writers and do not necessarily reflect the views of the NSWRL or the selection process for the Brydens Lawyers NSW Blues. Captaincy is awarded based on that week’s on-field performance and is not based on club captaincy or leadership qualities.

1 –  Alex Johnston
Club: South Sydney Rabbitohs; Origin appearances: 0; 2018 TOTW selections: 0.

One try, two try assists, one line-break, one tackle-break, 210 total metres.

2 –  Blake Ferguson
Club: Sydney Roosters; Origin appearances: 7; 2018 TOTW selections: 2.

Two tries, six tackle-breaks, 198 total metres.

3 –  Will Hopoate
Club: Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs; Origin appearances: 5; 2018 TOTW selections: 0.

One try, six tackle-breaks, one offload, 184 total metres.

4 –  Joey Leilua
Club: Canberra Raiders; Origin appearances: 0; 2018 TOTW selections: 0.

Four tackle-breaks, one line-break assist, 145 total metres

5 –  Robert Jennings
Club: South Sydney Rabbitohs; Origin appearances: 0; 2018 TOTW selections: 0.

Three tries, three line-breaks, six tackle-breaks, two offloads, 21 hit-ups, 210 total metres.

6 –  Luke Keary
Club: Sydney Roosters; Origin appearances: 0; 2018 TOTW selections: 1.

One try, two try-assists, one line-break assist, three offloads.

7 –  Chad Townsend
Club: Cronulla-Sutherland Sharks; Origin appearances: 0; 2018 TOTW selections: 0.

One try, two tackle-breaks, 19 tackles, 311 kick metres, 14 points.

8 –  Andrew Fifita
Club: Cronulla-Sutherland Sharks; Origin appearances: 10; 2018 TOTW selections: 0.

Five tackle-breaks, five offloads, 27 tackles, 22 hit-ups, 180 total metres.

9 –  Peter Wallace
Club: Penrith Panthers; Origin appearances: 4; 2018 TOTW selections: 0.

One tackle-break, 43 tackles, 96 kick metres.

10 –  Regan Campbell-Gillard
Club: Penrith Panthers; Origin appearances: 0; 2018 TOTW selections: 0.

Two tackle-breaks, 32 tackles, 13 hit-ups, 141 total metres.

11 –  Isaah Yeo
Club: Penrith Panthers; Origin appearances: 0; 2018 TOTW selections: 0.

One try assist, one line-break, three tackle-breaks, 29 tackles, 13 hit-ups, 153 total metres.

12 –  Angus Crichton
Club: South Sydney Rabbitohs; Origin appearances: 0; 2018 TOTW selections: 0.

Five tackle-breaks, two offloads, 39 tackles, 19 hit-ups, 166 total metres

13 –  Nathan Brown (c)
Club: Parramatta Eels; Origin appearances: 0; 2018 TOTW selections: 1.

Two tackle breaks, two offloads, 35 tackles, 20 hit-ups, 202 total metres

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14 –  Dale Finucane
Club: Melbourne Storm; Origin appearances: 0; 2018 TOTW selections: 0.

26 tackles, 11 hit-ups, 137 total metres.

15 –  Tariq Sims
Club: St George Illawarra Dragons; Origin appearances: 0; 2018 TOTW selections: 0.

Three tackle-breaks, two offloads, 27 tackles, 11 hit-ups, 93 total metres.

16 –  David Klemmer
Club: Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs; Origin appearances: 9; 2018 TOTW selections: 1.

One tackle-break, 15 tackles, 15 hit-ups, 156 total metres.

17 –  Matt Dufty
Club: St George Illawarra Dragons; Origin appearances: 0; 2018 TOTW selections: 0.

Three tries, seven tackle-breaks, two line-breaks, one try assist, five tackles, 199 total metres.

Statistics courtesy of League Live.