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NZ Player of the Week – Rd 5

NZ Player of the Week – Rd 5
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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.

Hat-trick hero Jason Nightingale was voted the NZ Player of the Week for Round 5, after winding back the clock with a dynamic attacking performance for the Dragons in a big win over the Tigers.

In addition to the trio of four-pointers, Nightingale ran for 148 metres from the wing.

Joining him in the top four from Round 5 was fellow winger Suliasi Vunivalu, who at this stage at least is eligible for the Kiwis, and Warriors captain Roger Tuivasa-Sheck.

Reigning Dally M Medal winner Jason Taumalolo rounded out the NZ Player of the Week scorers for last weekend.

Round 5 NZ Player of Week points:

Jason Nightingale (43% of vote) – 4 points

Roger Tuivasa-Sheck (24% of vote) – 3 points

Suliasi Vunivalu (23% of vote) – 2 points

Jason Taumalolo (10% of vote) – 1 point

2017 NZ Player of the Year standings after Round 4:

Jason Taumalolo – 9 points

Simon Mannering – 8 points

Roger Tuivasa-Sheck 6 points

Jordan Rapana – 5 points

Martin Taupau – 4 points

Jason Nightingale – 4 points

Suliasi Vunivalu – 4 points

(Main photo: photosport.nz).