NSW TEAM OF THE WEEK | Rd 8

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 –  Josh Dugan
Club: Cronulla-Sutherland Sharks; Origin appearances: 12; 2018 TOTW selections: 1.

One try-assist, one line-break assist, two tackle-breaks, one offload, 13 runs, 144 total run metres.

2 –  Blake Ferguson
Club: Sydney Roosters; Origin appearances: 7; 2018 TOTW selections: 4.

Four tackle-breaks, 20 runs, 226 total run metres.

3 –  Michael Jennings
Club: Parramatta Eels; Origin appearances: 18; 2018 TOTW selections: 0.

One try, one line-break, one line-break assist, six tackle-breaks, 19 tackles, 14 runs, 86 total run metres.

4 –  William Hopoate
Club: Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs; Origin appearances: 5; 2018 TOTW selections: 1.

One try, one line-break, two tackle-breaks, three offloads, 13 tackles, 15 runs, 164 total run metres.

5 –  Josh Addo-Carr (C)
Club: Melbourne Storm; Origin appearances: 0; 2018 TOTW selections: 3.

Two tries, one try-assist, three line-breaks, seven tackle-breaks, one offload, 10 runs, 181 total run metres.

6 –  Tyrone Peachey
Club: Penrith Panthers; Origin appearances: 0; 2018 TOTW selections: 0.

Two try assists, two line-break assists, six tackle-breaks, 13 tackles, 17 runs, 117 total run metres. 

7 –  James Maloney
Club: Penrith Panthers; Origin appearances: 9; 2018 TOTW selections: 2.

One line-break, two tackle-breaks, two offloads, 10 points.

8 –  Regan Campbell-Gillard
Club: Penrith Panthers; Origin appearances: 0; 2018 TOTW selections: 2.

Two tackle-breaks, one offload, 35 tackles, 10 runs, 100 total run metres.

9 –  Cameron McInnes
Club: St. George Illawarra Dragons; Origin appearances: 0; 2018 TOTW selections: 1.

One line-break,  four tackle-breaks, three offloads, 37 tackles, 8 runs, 94 total run metres.

10 –  David Klemmer
Club: Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs; Origin appearances: 9; 2018 TOTW selections: 6.

Two tackle-breaks, 25 tackles, 15 runs, 130 total run metres. 

11 –  Ryan Hoffman
Club: Melbourne Storm; Origin appearances: 14; 2018 TOTW selections: 2.

One try, three tackle-breaks, 21 tackles, 12 runs, 129 total run metres.

12 –  Tariq Sims
Club: St. George Illawarra Dragons; Origin appearances: 0; 2018 TOTW selections: 3.

One try, one line-break, three tackle-breaks, one offload, 23 tackles, 13 runs, 111 total run metres.

13 –  Jack de Belin
Club: St George Illawarra Dragons; Origin appearances: 0; 2018 TOTW selections: 5.

Two tackle-breaks, one offload, 41 tackles, 14 runs, 131 total run metres.

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14 –  Daniel Saifiti
Club: Newcastle Knights; Origin appearances: 0; 2018 TOTW selections: 0.

Two tackle-breaks, 43 tackles, 8 runs, 109 total run metres.

15 –  Angus Crichton
Club: South Sydney Rabbitohs; Origin appearances: 0; 2018 TOTW selections: 1.

One tackle-break, one offload, 42 tackles, 20 runs, 129 total run metres.

16 –  Jake Trobjevic
Club: Manly Warringah Sea Eagles; Origin appearances: 3; 2018 TOTW selections: 3.

45 tackles, 20 runs, 238 total run metres.

17 –  Trent Merrin
Club: Penrith Panthers; Origin appearances: 13; 2018 TOTW selections: 0.

Two tackle-breaks, 20 tackles, 15 runs, 153 total run metres.

Statistics courtesy of League Live / NRL Stats.