NSW Team of the Week | Rd 2

Each week of the NRL season, nswrl.com.au staff writers will have their say on the best-performing players in the state. They are based entirely on the opinion of the staff writers and do not reflect the opinions of the NSWRL or the selection process for the Brydens Lawyers NSW Blues. Captaincy is based purely on performance and not on club captaincy or leadership qualities and players are chosen from the positions they played that round.

1 - Clint Gutherson
Club: Parramatta Eels; Origin appearances: 0; 2019 TOTW selections: 1

Two tries, 180 metres, one try assist, one line break assist, one tackle break

2 - Daniel Tupou
Club: Sydney Roosters; Origin appearances: 4; 2019 TOTW selections: 1

Two tries, 177 metres, one line break, two tackle breaks

3 - Josh Dugan
Club: Cronulla-Sutherland Sharks; Origin appearances: 12; 2019 TOTW selections: 1

One try, 159 metres, one try assist, one line break assist, 5 tackle breaks

4 – James Roberts
Club: Brisbane Broncos; Origin appearances: 3; 2019 TOTW selections: 0

Two tries, 96 metres, one line break, three tackle breaks

5 - Blake Ferguson
Club: Parramatta Eels; Origin appearances: 7; 2019 TOTW selections: 2

Two tries, 298 metres, one try assist, two line breaks, 10 tackle breaks

6 - James Maloney
Club: Penrith Panthers; Origin appearances: 12; 2019 TOTW selections: 1

343 kicking metres, one tackle break, one try save

7 - Luke Keary
Club: Sydney Roosters; Origin appearances: 0; 2019 TOTW selections: 1

347 kicking metres, four try assists, two line break assists

8 - Tevita Pangai Junior
Club: Brisbane Broncos; Origin appearances: 0; 2019 TOTW selections: 1

One try, 11 runs, 109 metres, one line break, six tackle breaks, 16 tackles

9 - Robbie Farah (c)
Club: Wests Tigers; Origin appearances: 16; 2019 TOTW selections: 2

One try, three try assists, two line break assists, one line break, three tackle breaks, 34 tackles

10 - David Klemmer
Club: Newcastle Knights; Origin appearances: 12; 2019 TOTW selections: 2

21 runs, 198 metres, 34 tackles

11 - Boyd Cordner
Club: Sydney Roosters; Origin appearances: 12; 2019 TOTW selections: 1

Two tries, nine runs, 97 metres, one line break, three tackle breaks, 30 tackles

12 - Shaun Lane
Club: Parramatta Eels; Origin appearances: 0; 2019 TOTW selections: 1

One try, 12 runs, 167 metres, two tackles breaks, 29 tackles

13 - Cameron Murray
Club: South Sydney Rabbitohs; Origin appearances: 0; 2019 TOTW selections: 2

One try, 11 runs, 134 metres, one line break, two tackle breaks, 31 tackles

14 - Damien Cook
Club: South Sydney Rabbitohs; Origin appearances: 3; 2019 TOTW selections: 1

Two try assists, three line break assists, one tackle break, 38 tackles

15 - Jake Trbojevic
Club: Manly Sea Eagles; Origin appearances: 6; 2019 TOTW selections: 1

One try, 20 runs, 172 metres, 41 tackles

16 - Dale Finucane
Club: Melbourne Storm; Origin appearances: 0; 2019 TOTW selections: 1

20 runs, 191 metres, one line break, three tackle breaks, 32 tackles

17 - Ryan James
Club: Gold Coast Titans; Origin appearances: 0; 2019 TOTW selections: 1

164 total metres, 33 tackles, one tackle break