1. Fullback – Billy Slater: Back to his career best form with a strong performance against a poor Broncos team. Made great runs and kick returns as he generally does.
2. Wing – Joseph Tomane: Scored 24 points in the thrashing of the Broncos inclduing 3 tries and 6 goals. A phenomenal performance by an up and coming talent who is being approached by Union.
3. Centre – Setimata Sa: Despite the loss, the utility played one of his best games all year proving to be solid in defence and assisting in the attacking raids of the Roosters. Part of the core squad for the future.
4. Centre – Willie Tonga: Touted to replace the injured Hodges in SOO 2, the centre had a solid performance for the Cowboys in their crushing win over the Rabbitohs. Played strong football and used his strength and speed to weave around defenders.
5. Winger – David Williams: Did his Origin hopes no harm with a solid performance in the Eagles win. Needs consistency and he will be one of the form wingers of the competition.
6. Five-Eighth -Â Daniel Mortimer: Playing in only his second game, he was inspirational for the Eels providing the winning kick and chase for the winning try. Definitely a player of the future and possible NSW five-eighth.
7. Halfback – Jonathon Thurston: Back to his destructive best with a monumental performance against the Bunnies. Involved in every attacking raid and has improved on his game over the first half of the season.
8. Prop -Â Mark O’ Meley: Despite constant talks of being on the outer at the Roosters, O’Meley put those rumours behind him and had a very strong game despite the loss. One of the Roosters best players on the field.
9. Hooker – Nathan Friend: Another underrated player who is arguably the best defensive hooker in the game. Strong out of dummy half and a real workhorse.
10. Prop – Kade Snowden: An underrated forward of the NRL who always puts in the effort every game for the Sharks. Strong in defence and a workhorse on all levels.
11. Second Row – Frank Pritchard: Feared by many opposition, the beast is getting back to some very good form. He is very hard to tackle in attack and racks up solid metres and tackles.
12. Second RowÂ – Brad Meyers: Given a rare starting berth, the former Brisbane man played solid in both defence and attack. He will be hoping for consistency.
13. Lock – Luke O’Donnell: Continued his strong showings with a solid performance and will undoubtedly retain his Origin spot.
14. Interchange – Aiden Tolman: The young Storm Lock is growing in confidence putting in consistent performances over the past few weeks. Solid ball-runner and a strong player. Mateo-like almost.
15. Interchange – Tom Symonds: Since getting his shot at First Grade a few weeks ago, the young utility has taken leaps and bounds to become a key figure in the Roosters side. A player of the future and one to look out for.
16. Interchange – Trent Barrett: Starting to slowly show the form that we all know he is capable of. Forming a good partnership with Halves partner Porter and together they could cause some headaches for opposition teams.
17. Interchange – Lachlan Coote: The young fullback is fearless. He has shown that when he fronts up guys twice his size and pulls off try-savers on them. A remarkable talent and a player for the future.