APN’S NRL team of the week: Round 9

Dylan Walker.
Dylan Walker. Getty Images

APN NRL team of the week

FULLBACK: Billy Slater (Storm): Responded to criticism of his recent form with a super game against Manly which should put talk about his Queensland Origin jumper to rest.

WINGER: Daniel Tupou (Roosters): His form in recent weeks must surely have grabbed the eye of NSW Origin selectors.

CENTRE: Konrad Hurrell (Warriors): Wow. When Konrad is in that kind of mood don't get in his road. Three line breaks and 164m against a weak Raiders defence.

CENTRE: Dylan Walker (Souths, pictured): Like we've said before, four tries in a game will get you into our team every week. Starting to live up to his potential.

WINGER: Josh Mansour (Penrith): A winger making almost 250m is unheard of. His charges out of dummy half are working for the Panthers.

FIVE-EIGHTH: Josh Reynolds (Bulldogs): Has there been a better performance in the No.6 this season? Had a hand in everything.

HALFBACK: Chris Sandow (Parramatta): Credit where credit is due and Sandow deserves recognition for how he has changed his game this season. Few more dangerous players when he runs the ball.

PROP: Matt Scott (Cowboys): Welcome back Matty. Whopper of a game with 237m from 27 bullocking charges against the Broncos.

HOOKER: Cameron Smith (Melbourne): Again showed why he is regarded as the smartest player in the game to get the Storm home in a heart-stopper against Manly.

PROP: George Burgess (Souths): Helped lay the platform for his side's impressive win with 147m and 39 tackles.

2ND-ROW: Tony Williams (Bulldogs): 156 big metres and 23 tackles would have put a smile on Laurie Daley's face. That's how he should play every week.

2ND-ROW: Sonny Bill Williams (Roosters): Stood out in a Roosters pack which steamrolled Wests.

LOCK: Jamie Buhrer (Manly): Outstanding contribution in a losing side with 153m and 35 tackles. Almost pulled the game out with a late try.

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