Marks out of 10 for the Warriors lads after their 20-4 win over the Knights.
1 ROGER TUIVASA-SHECK (c): Magnificent again, running for a season-high 280 metres on 22 carries, having a hand in one try, making a couple of sizzling busts in the second half and faultless at the back. In a game with not a whole lot of man-of-the-match contenders, you’d have to think RTS took the three Dally M votes again, which would put him in prime position to become the first-ever Warrior to win the Medal. 8.5
I don’t think that Roger Tuivasa-Sheck even owns an umbrella…raindrops couldn’t touch him either way. #NRLWarriorsKnights
— Dan Helson (@HelFisher23) August 10, 2018
2 DAVID FUSITU’A: Great comeback from last week’s mare. Finished with 12 runs for 108 metres (doesn’t that sound like his exact stats every week?) but scored a barnstorming try to end a five-game drought and was brilliant under the high ball all night. 8
3 GERARD BEALE: Still lacks the penetration and dangerous combination with ‘Fus’ that Hiku brought, but solid on D and came up with the assist for Blair’s try. Much busier running the ball than recent weeks. 7
4 SOLOMONE KATA: Quiet first half, blockbusting second. Sat a number of Knights defenders on their backsides as he went looking for the ball in centre-field after the break, while he racked up 16 tackles. 7
5 KEN MAUMALO: Still can’t believe I’m saying this, but Big Ken is among the Warriors’ most reliable performers. Went nuts for 208 metres on 22 runs, while his decision-making in defence was excellent. I just love him. 8
Ken Maumalo easily the most improved player in the comp. Was one of the worst wingers last season and this season he's close to top 5 the way he's playing.
— Jo (@Jo_Blo2014) August 10, 2018
6 BLAKE GREEN: The highlight was obviously his blinding solo try, but controlled play nicely and featured prominently in attack. A few dusty kicks pegged back his score a bit. 7
7 SHAUN JOHNSON: Much like his halves partner, had some moments of real inspiration – including a key hand in both first-half tries – but came up with a few ordinary kicks amongst the good ones and the odd error. Not his best, but the game situation didn’t demand it. 6.5
Who needs porn when you can have a Shaun Johnson short drop out?
— Mesut Hözil (@HozilMesut) August 10, 2018
8 JAMES GAVET: One of his most authoritative performances of the season, leading the way with 14 runs for 137 metres and really winding up. Impressive. 7
9 ISSAC LUKE: Picked his moments in his 250th to menace the Knights from dummy-half, almost breaking triple figures in the run metres department. Great support play and toiled for 25 tackles. 8
— The Burrow (@theburrow38) August 10, 2018
10 AGNATIUS PAASI: After an early error was very strong in the middle, getting through 23 tackles and 11 runs for 105 metres. No complaints. 6.5
11 ISAIAH PAPALI’I: Super busy on both sides of the ball, carting it up 13 times and reeling off 30 tackles. No hurry, Tohu, the teenager has got this. 7
12 ADAM BLAIR: Backed up to get off the nudie run for the year and looked good on the edge, powering through 32 tackles and nine carries. Has combined the one-percenters with strong work-rate for a good month now, which is great to see. 7.5
Adam Blair's 12th try in his 285th NRL game. Big fella doesn't get many.
— Random Footy Facts (@footyfacts37) August 10, 2018
13 SIMON MANNERING: Back in the No.13 again and was more like what we’re used to seeing from the great man. Racked up 35 tackles and 110 metres in a fine performance and went close to scoring a try on a couple of occasions. Encouraging as the final curtain nears. 7
14 JAZZ TEVAGA: Again topped the tackle count off the bench with 41 and still found time to make 11 runs for 109 metres, as well as producing a key offload in the lead-up to Green’s try. His detractors just don’t get rugby league. 7.5
Jazz Tevaga has to be the most underrated player in this Warriors team. He gets through so much work.. How he doesn't play 80 minutes every game is beyond me. #NRLWarriorsKnights
— the last gunslinger (@Alienfetish77) August 10, 2018
15 LEIVAHA PULU: Slowly working his way back from injury and made some good runs in limited time on the field. 6
16 BUNTY AFOA: Charged off the back fence like a madman to keep the Warriors’ middle momentum going. Made 20 tackles and 90 metres in a satisfying effort. 7
17 PETA HIKU: Left collecting splinters until the last few minutes but still managed to make 28 metres from two runs. 5