Each week fans on our social media accounts vote for their NZ Player of the Round, with a running leaderboard which decides the 2017 kiwileaguecentral.com NZ Player of the Year.
Canberra Raiders winger Jordan Rapana had a day out at the expense of the Wests Tigers last weekend, scoring a double, setting up another two tries and running for an impressive 213 metres in a 46-6 win.
The 2016 Kiwi also made three line breaks and hit the type of form which saw him claim his first points in the NZ Player of the Year race in the process.
While the Warriors went down to the Bulldogs in Dunedin, Simon Mannering celebrated drawing even with Stacey Jones for the most games played for the New Zealand club (261), with 49 tackles without a miss and 122 metres.
Fellow Kiwi internationals Manu Ma’u and Jesse Bromwich claimed the remaining points.
Round 3 NZ Player of Week points:
Jordan Rapana (53% of vote) – 4 points
Simon Mannering (20% of vote) – 3 points
Manu Ma’u (20% of vote) – 2 points
Jesse Bromwich (7% of vote) – 1 point
2017 NZ Player of the Year standings after Round 3:
Jason Taumalolo – 8 points
Simon Mannering – 6 points
Jordan Rapana – 4 points
Roger Tuivasa-Sheck – 3 points
(Main photo: photosport.nz).