NSW TEAM OF THE WEEK | Rd 2

Cook makes NSW Team of the Week

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 –  James Tedesco
Club: Sydney Roosters; Origin appearances: 4; 2018 TOTW selections: 0.

One try, two try assists, two line-breaks, six tackle-breaks, 202 total metres.

2 –  Blake Ferguson
Club: Sydney Roosters; Origin appearances: 7; 2018 TOTW selections: 1.

One try, three tackle-breaks, 268 total metres.

3 –  Euan Aitken
Club: St George Illawarra Dragons; Origin appearances: 0; 2018 TOTW selections: 0.

One try, one line-break, two tackle-breaks, 21 tackles, 83 total metres.

4 –  Brian Kelly
Club: Manly Warringah Sea Eagles; Origin appearances: 0; 2018 TOTW selections: 0.

Two line-breaks, one tackle-break, 10 tackles, 100 total metres.

5 –  Josh Mansour
Club: Penrith Panthers; Origin appearances: 3; 2018 TOTW selections: 0.

Eight tackle-breaks, one offload, nine tackles, 23 hit-ups, 195 total metres.

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

One try, two try-assists, two line-break assists, 11 tackles, 137 total metres.

7 –  Mitchell Pearce
Club: Newcastle Knights; Origin appearances: 18; 2018 TOTW selections: 1.

One try-assist, one line-break assist, one offload, 212 kick metres.

8 –  Tevita Pangai Jnr
Club: Brisbane Broncos; Origin appearances: 0; 2018 TOTW selections: 0.

One try, one line-break, five tackle-breaks, two offloads, 30 tackles.

9 –  Damien Cook
Club: South Sydney Rabbitohs; Origin appearances: 0; 2018 TOTW selections: 0.

One try, one line-break, three tackle-breaks, 49 tackles, 160 total metres.

10 –  Shannon Boyd
Club: Canberra Raiders; Origin appearances: 0; 2018 TOTW selections: 0.

One tackle-break, 23 tackles, 74 total metres.

11 –  Curtis Sironen
Club: Manly Warringah Sea Eagles; Origin appearances: 0; 2018 TOTW selections: 0.

Two tries, one line-break, five tackle-breaks, four offloads, 14 tackles, 89 total metres.

12 –  Lachlan Fitzgibbon
Club: Newcastle Knights; Origin appearances: 0; 2018 TOTW selections: 0.

One try, one line-break, three tackle-breaks, 20 tackles, 89 total metres.

13 –  Jake Trbojevic (c)
Club: Manly Warringah Sea Eagles; Origin appearances: 3; 2018 TOTW selections: 1.

One try, one try-assist, one line-break, one line-break assist, two tackle-breaks, two offloads, 25 tackles, 160 total metres.

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14 –  Api Koroisau
Club: Manly Warringah Sea Eagles; Origin appearances: 0; 2018 TOTW selections: 1.

One try, one line-break, six tackle-breaks, 27 tackles, 41 total metres.

15 –  Alex Twal
Club: Wests Tigers; Origin appearances: 0; 2018 TOTW selections: 0.

One tackle-break, one offload, 21 tackles, 110 total metres.

16 –  David Klemmer
Club: Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs; Origin appearances: 9; 2018 TOTW selections: 0.

One tackle-break, one offload, 22 tackles, 151 total metres.

17 –  Junior Paulo
Club: Canberra Raiders; Origin appearances: 0; 2018 TOTW selections: 0.

One try-assist, one line-break assists, three tackle-breaks, three offloads, 18 tackles, 95 total metres.

Statistics courtesy of League Live.