NRL 2023: Round Six Team Of The Week

With games over five days the Easter weekend provided plenty of entertainment.

The Edge of the Crowd Rugby League team put their heads together to put together the best 13 players in this week's Team of the Week.

1. Full Back - Latrell Mitchell (Rabbitohs)

Mitchell continues to own this position in the Team of the Week. He's been a mainstay as one of the best full-backs in the competition for a long time and his work on the weekend in a big win over the Dogs. He may have started the season slowly but came back with a hattrick along with 138 run matres and six tackle busts.

2. Winger - Phillip Sami (Titans)

Sami had his best game in a long time on the weekend l reading the Titans to a 20-18 win over the Dragons at home, It's not often Sami makes the Team of the Week but he burst back onto the scene with a try three linebreaks 275 running metres and 14 tackle busts. But his impact went beyond the numbers being simply dominant on both sides of the field.

3. Centre - Campbell Graham (Rabbitohs)

The combination of Mitchell and Graham for the Bunnies has been lucrative for a long time now. The pair combined for six tries between them with Graham also getting over for a hattrick. Graham was also important in defence stopping plenty of Bulldog moves while running for 153 metres on the offensive end and laying 15 tackles.

4. Centre - Izack Tago (Panthers)

The Panthers seem to be improving with every match and are now right up there as one of the favourites for the premiership. Tago's pace both on the outside and through the middle was incredible and led the way with 173 metres run for the Panthers. On the defensive end he laid 17 tackles with 7 tackle busts, the only thing missing was a try of his own.

5. Winger - Jamayne Isaako (Dolphins)

The Dolphins got back on the winner's board this weekend with a shock win over the Dolphins away from home. Isaako started the match strongly scoring the first tries of the match before finishing his hat trick within the first half. His kicking game could do with some improvement though converting just 50% of attempts.

6. Five Eighth - Cameron Munster (Storm)

The weekend started with a massive Storm win over the Roosters and Cam Munster played a massive part. He touched the ball 59 times across the match having the most runs of any Storm player. All of those runs went for 175 metres while having 12 tackles on the defensive end during a 30-minute burst that saw the Storm dominate.

7. Half Back - Nathan Cleary (Panthers)

The father-son combination continues to dominate at the Panthers with Cleary being involved in almost every scoring opportunity over the weekend. Cleary scored the final try of the match in the 80th minute while converting on seven occasions, also scoring one penalty goal. With the ball, he ran for 52 metres and had three try assists while on the defensive end, he laid 14 tackles.

8. Prop - Josh Papalii (Raiders)

The Raiders finally delivered on their talent during the weekend to make sure the Broncos wouldn't extend their winning run too far. Papalii equalled the forwards of the talented Broncos running for 145 metres with 58 of those being post-contact. On the defensive end, he laid 18 tackles to make sure the Brocnos couldn't move too far forward.

9. Hooker - Jeremy Marshall-King (Dolphins)

The second Dolphin to dive into this team for the week, Marshall-King had a great game on the defensive end to get the Dolphins their fourth win of the season. He laid a massive 39 tackles on the defensive end while still doing work forward with a couple of try assists to go with his 76 metres run.

10. Prop - Payne Haas (Broncos)

It may have been in a losing cause, but Haas deserves the spot that he has essentially lived in for the last month or so. He has clearly been the best in this position all year and the Broncos' loss certainly wasn't due to him. He ran for 194 metres while having 5 tackle busts to go along with 20 tackles on the defensive end.

11. Second Row - Tyson Frizell (Knights)

The Knights got a big win over the Warriors on Sunday night thanks to great performances all across the field. But it was Frizell in defence who stopped the Warriors from getting too far forward. He laid 30 tackles in defence while running for 112 metres, 52 of those being post-contact.

12. Second Row - Hudson Young (Raiders)

The first time that the Team of the Week has had two Raiders this year and it's well deserved with Hudson Young simply being dominant. He was aggressive and used his large size to simply burst through the pack to run 123 metres including a tackle bust. 32 tackles were also laid on the defensive end to keep the Broncos out.

13. Lock - Tom Gilbert (Dolphins)

There is a statistical category that Gilbert didn't get into over the weekend. The fourth win of the season for the Dolphins now gives them more wins for the season than the Wests Tigers have had in the last two. Gilbert laid 28 tackles, ran 143 metres and also set up a try for his winning side.