Jason Taumalolo is back on top of the Dally M leaderboard, with Tigers tyro Harry Grant into outright second spot ahead of a couple of State of Origin stars as we look back at another round of NRL action.
Nathan Cleary and Tom Trbojevic are equal on points – with both men missing some football this season already – while Shaun Johnson continues his climb up the ladder.
Continue reading for the full Dally M rundown from round seven.
PENRITH PANTHERS 20 – SOUTH SYDNEY RABBITOHS 12
Nathan Cleary was rewarded for his solid performance against the Bunnies with the full three points. His halves combination with Jarome Luai is going from strength to strength with the five-eighth nabbing one point.
Prop James Tamou scored two points. The result leaves Cleary in third equal on the Dally M leaderboard with nine points.
3 pts – Nathan Cleary
2 pts – James Tamou
1pt – Jarome Luai
MELBOURNE STORM 50 – NEW ZEALAND WARRIORS 6
It was a demolition on the pitch, and there’s no surprise that Melbourne snapped up all of the Dally M points.
Ryan Papenhuyzen got top spot, with Jahrome Hughes collecting two and Suliasi Vunivalu getting one point after crossing the chalk three times.
3 pts – Ryan Papenhuyzen
2 pts – Jahrome Hughes
1 pt – Suliasi Vunivalu
SYDNEY ROOSTERS 26 – ST GEORGE ILLAWARRA DRAGONS 12
Siosiua Taukeiaho was at his barnstorming best as an injury-hit Roosters outfit pulled away from the Dragons. The front-rower claimed all three points, with partner in crime Jared Waerea-Hargreaves getting one point.
Luke Keary walked away with two points after leading the side around well again.
3 pts – Siosuia Taukeiaho
2 pts – Luke Keary
1 pt – Jared Waerea-Hargreaves
NORTH QUEENSLAND COWBOYS 32 – NEWCASTLE KNIGHTS 20
In the biggest shock of the weekend, the misfiring Cowboys proved too good for the Knights, scoring a 12-point win that could save coach Paul Green.
Half Jake Clifford scored a try in a stellar performance, while Jason Taumalolo, obviously, collected a few points as well.
Five-eighth Scott Drinkwater rounded out the Cowboys sweep with one point.
3 pts – Jake Clifford
2 pts – Jason Taumalolo
1 pt – Scott Drinkwater
GOLD COAST TITANS 30 – BRISBANE BRONCOS 12
It was another clean-sweep by the victorious team at Suncorp Stadium as the Titans hammered the woeful Broncos.
Moeaki Fotuaika nabbed top spot, with Jai Arrow and Ash Taylor chiming in.
3 pts – Moeaki Fotuaika
2 pts – Jai Arrow
1 pt – Ash Taylor
PARRAMATTA EELS 25 – CANBERRA RAIDERS 24
This was the match of the round, and anyone who doesn’t like golden point can see themselves to the door.
The King Clint Gutherson scored the wininng field goal and claimed all three points, with Canberra pairing George Williams and Josh Hodgson getting the rest of the points.
3 pts – Clint Gutherson
2 pts – George Williams
1 pt – Josh Hodgson
CRONULLA SHARKS 40 – MANLY SEA EAGLES 22
The Sea Eagles couldn’t back up their heroic performance from last weekend, outgunned by the Sharks on the Central Coast.
Shaun Johnson continues to prove his doubters wrong, awarded three points, with Braden Hamlin-Uele and Sione Katoa also on the board.
3 pts – Shaun Johnson
2 pts – Braden Hamlin-Uele
1 pt – Sione Katoa
WESTS TIGERS 34 – CANTERBURY BANKSTOWN BULLDOGS 6
The Tigers kept the momentum going with a big win over the battling Bulldogs and snapped up all of the Dally M points too.
Harry Grant’s three-point haul puts him in second spot on the ladder, while Luciano Leilua was influential and Luke Brooks put in another strong showing.
3 pts – Harry Grant
2 pts – Luciano Leilua
1 pt – Luke Brooks
DALLY M LEADERBOARD 2020