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NRLW Team of the Week Round 5: Roosters claim Minor Premiership

Round 5 of the NRLW saw the Sydney Roosters continue their hot streak, claiming the Minor Premiership, whilst the Parramatta Eels celebrated their first win, pushing them through to the semi-finals.

#1: Fullback - Hayley Maddick (Brisbane Broncos)

Despite a tough loss against the Parramatta Eels, Broncos fullback Haylay Maddick played a fantastic game. She had a massive 128 run metres, 85.71% tackle efficiency and scored an incredible try in the 47th minute. Teammate Amber Hall had a great run before quickly offloading the ball to Maddick, who outran the Eels and scored the try.

#2: Winger - Madison Bartlett (Gold Coast Titans)

Titans winger Madison Bartlett had a stellar game, despite losing to the Roosters 38-12. Bartlett scored two tries, both from long passes from teammates. Her control and hand-eye coordination was fantastic, giving her the chance to score both times. 

#3: Centre - Jess Sergis (Sydney Roosters)

Roosters star Jess Sergis had a fantastic game in the Roosters win this week, scoring a try in the 32nd minute, having 172 run metres under her belt, and having a 93.75% tackle efficiency. Sergis played a strong, well-rounded game, proving both her attacking and defensive skills.

#4: Centre - Taliah Fuimaono (St George Illawarra Dragons)

The Dragons had a tough loss against the Newcastle Knights, but centre Taliah Fuimaono put up a great fight. She had 134 run metres and 15 tackles with 93.75% efficiency. She had three tackle breaks and one fantastic line break. Fuimaono scored a try in the first 5 minutes of the game, an incredible effort. 

#5: Winger - Jayme Fressard (Sydney Roosters)

Winger Jayme Fressard played fantastically in her first game back after injury. She scored two tries, her first from some strong team play that got the ball out to her on the wing and the second from a tough fight against the Titan's defence. Fressard also had 104 run metres, five tackle breaks and 87.5% tackle efficiency. 

#6: Five-Eighth - Ash Quinlan (Parramatta Eels)

Racking up 3 try assists and 3 line break assists, Ash Quinlan played a fantastic game in the Eel's win against the Brisbane Broncos. Some quick thinking from Quinlan in the first 3 minutes found the Eels scoring their first try of the game. Quinlan also had a tackle efficiency of 81.25%, a superb effort from the five-eighth. 

#7: Halfback - Jesse Southwell (Newcastle Knights)

Jesse Southwell dominated the game, with 88 run metres, 2 try assists, three conversions and 92.31% tackle efficiency. She had 308 kick metres, with a couple of strong grubbers and an incredible kick bomb. Southwell proves to be a consistent player for the Knights, assisting in the 30-8 win over the Dragons. 

#8: Prop - Shannon Mato (Gold Coast Titans)

Having only played 55 minutes, prop Shannon Mato had an incredible game. Racking up 175 run metres, the most of the game, she put up a huge fight. Mato also had a tackle efficiency of 95.83%, again, the highest of her team. 

#9: Hooker - Destiny Brill (Sydney Roosters)

Fan favourite Destiny Brill lived up to her expectations as she scored two tries for the Roosters and had an 85.71% tackle efficiency and five tackle breaks. Her first try, within the first 10 minutes, came off her dummy half run, and thanks to her quick thinking, she got the ball over the try line. Her second try, in the 61st minute, was again from dummy half, proving Brill's excellent skills. Despite a couple of errors, Brill had a great game. 

#10: Prop - Caitlan Johnston (Newcastle Knights)

Knights prop Caitlan Johnston played fantastically in the 39 minutes she was on the field, with 194 run metres, a decisive line break, and 88.89% tackle efficiency. Johnston always proves to be a strong, dominating player, with 81 post contact metres. 

#11: Second Row - Yasmin Clydsdale (Newcastle Knights)

Yasmin Clydsdale had a great game this week, with 28 tackles, the most from her team, and 143 run metres. Clydsdale had some great assists and a fantastic line break 36 minutes in. Just two minutes later, Clydesdale helped set up Emmanita Paki's try on the left wing.

#12: Second Row - Otesa Pule (Sydney Roosters)

Only playing 31 minutes, Otesa Pule showed up to impress. She managed 137 run metres, 12 tackles and three tackle breaks. Pule had 100% tackle efficiency, which was an incredible effort. 

#13: Lock Forward - Holli Wheeler (St George Illawarra Dragons)

Holli Wheeler had the most tackles from her team in the game against the Knights, with a whopping 34. She racked up 131 run metres, had two tackle breaks and 85% tackle efficiency. Wheeler consistently plays a strong game, and despite the tough loss this week, she played incredibly well.