TUIVASA-SHECK TAKES OUT TWL PLAYER OF THE YEAR AWARD

Roger Tuivasa-Sheck has notched an emphatic – and not in the least bit surprising – victory in the inaugural This Warriors Life Player of the Year award.

The Dally M Medal favourite scooped his second straight Warriors club POTY gong last weekend, and from mid-season it was clear no one was going to run him down in the TWL standings.

We gave every Warriors player a rating out of 10 after each match and collated their tallies, then deducted the three lowest scores (including matches missed).

Reborn hooker Issac Luke was a clear second after a stellar campaign, while wing pairing David Fusitu’a and Ken Maumalo somewhat fittingly finished tied for third, with front-rower Agnatius Paasi rounding out the top five.

Here’s how the final table panned out:

 

THIS WARRIORS LIFE 2018 PLAYER OF THE YEAR AWARD – FINAL LEADERBOARD

169.5 – Roger Tuivasa-Sheck
162.5 – Issac Luke
151.5 – David Fusitu’a, Ken Maumalo
150 – Agnatius Paasi
148 – Bunty Afoa, Blake Green
144.5 – Adam Blair
144 – Solomone Kata
138.5 – Shaun Johnson
137.5 – Simon Mannering
135.5 – Peta Hiku
133 – Jazz Tevaga
130 – Isaiah Papali’i
125 – Tohu Harris
122 – James Gavet

Shaun Johnson and Tohu Harris would have pushed Luke for second billing if not for injury layoffs, missing six and eight games respectively.

RTS also posted the highest average, following closely by Harris, Johnson (in a timely reminder to his army of critics who mobilised in the wake his quiet elimination final performance), Luke and Maumalo.

 

THIS WARRIORS LIFE 2018 PLAYER OF THE YEAR AWARD – HIGHEST AVERAGE SCORES

7.61 – Roger Tuivasa-Sheck (23 games)
7.35 – Tohu Harris (17 games)
7.29 – Shaun Johnson (19 games)
7.24 – Issac Luke (23 games)
6.83 – Ken Maumalo (23 games)
6.80 – David Fusitu’a (23 games)
6.74 – Agnatius Paasi (23 games)
6.73 – Blake Green (22 games)
6.71 – Mason Lino (7 games)
6.65 – Jazz Tevaga (20 games)
6.61 – Bunty Afoa (23 games)
6.55 – Simon Mannering (21 games)
6.5 – Isaiah Papalii (20 games)
6.48 – Adam Blair (23 games)
6.45 – Peta Hiku (21 games)
6.43 – Solomone Kata (23 games)
6.42 – James Gavet (19 games)

WARRIORS ROUND 24 PLAYER RATINGS

Tuivasa-Sheck earned 12 scores of 8 or higher, including a 9 against the Dragons, but Johnson was the only player to achieve two 9s (against the Sea Eagles and Panthers). Paasi (against the Broncos) and Luke (against the Dragons) were other players to score a 9 during 2018.

Luke, Maumalo and Harris all had eight ratings of 8 or higher; Johnson had seven scores of 8-plus.

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