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).