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.
Warriors skipper Roger Tuivasa-Sheck put in another strong performance for his side in a tough loss to Canberra, and was the clear winner of the NZ Player of the Week for Round 7.
With 200 running metres to his name and a line break as well, ‘RTS’ was an excellent contributor on attack and would have scored a try in the first half had it not been for a miraculous tackle from Raiders centre Jarrod Croker.
— NRL (@NRL) April 15, 2017
The runner up for Round 7 features in voting for the first time this year, with Eels centre Kirisome Auva’a enjoying a big day out for the Eels at the expense of the Tigers.
The Otahuhu junior scored a double and set up a third try.
Brisbane halfback and 2015 Kiwis rep Kodi Nikorima and current NZ Player of the Year leader Jason Taumalolo picked up the remaining points last week.
Round 7 NZ Player of Week points:
Roger Tuivasa-Sheck (50% of vote) – 4 points
Kirisome Auva’a (25% of vote) – 3 points
Kodi Nikorima (17% of vote) – 2 points
Jason Taumalolo (8% of vote) – 1 point
2017 NZ Player of the Year standings after Round 7:
Jason Taumalolo – 13 points
Roger Tuivasa-Sheck – 11 points
Simon Mannering – 10 points
Jordan Rapana – 9 points
Martin Taupau – 4 points
Jason Nightingale – 4 points
Suliasi Vunivalu – 4 points
(Main photo: photosport.nz).