It was a pair of Cameron’s that topped the charts in Round 21 with Munster and Murray starring for Fantasy coaches while Nicho Hynes and Latrell Mitchell once again produced the goods.
It wasn’t all good news, however, with injuries causing havoc this week and into the future while several highly-owned players might be on the chopping block for the run home as coaches look to close the gap on their league opponents.
Round 21 Winners
Cameron Munster’s move back to fullback proved to be a masterstroke for the Storm and Fantasy coaches alike, with the Melbourne playmaker posting a hat-trick en route to 93 points in his side’s win over the Titans.
Munster’s effort was only bettered by that of Rabbitohs lock Cameron Murraywho had a hand in three tries early on to go with his usual contributions in attack and defense — topping the charts with 94 points in his side’s win over the Warriors.
Murray wasn’t the only Rabbitoh to star on the Sunshine Coast, with Latrell Mitchell (84), Keaon Koloamatangi (62), Damian Cook (59) and Tevita Tatola (58) all scoring well—the latter of whom benefited from his second try in as many weeks.
Latrell breathes fire
The most highly-owned player in the game, niche hynes once again delivered for coaches with 89 points in Cronulla’s win over the Dragons — a great result for the majority of coaches who captained the Sharks star. And With Wests Tigers, Manly, Canterbury and Newcastle on the schedule to finish the year, Hynes could well be the most captained player for every remaining game week.
Hynes shines in local derby
Elsewhere, Dylan Brown (81) starred to lead the Mitchell Moses-less Eels to victory over the Sea Eagles while teammate Clint Gutherson (69) also scored well.
Angus Crichton topped the Roosters charts with 79 points in the Tricolours’ win over Brisbane, while Joe Ofahengaue was the best performer of the round in a losing side, churning out 74 points as Wests Tigers went down to the Knights.
Brown’s got all the right moves
Round 21 Losers
Connor Tracey was on the wrong end of a nasty tackle from Tariq Sims and was stretched off after scoring zero points — the lowest score of the round along with Raiders forward Ryan Sutton who was also forced off with a head knock.
wayde egan‘s move into five-eighth backfired for the Warriors as he finished with 10 points while Murray Taulagi continues to struggle post Origin despite the Cowboys’ win streak — he also managed just 10 points against the Bulldogs.
Aaron Booth was looming as a popular cheapie but is now out for the season after suffering a serious knee injury on the way to 11 points; Tolu Koula only scored 19 points despite bagging himself a try; while Talatau Amone and billy walters only managed 20 points each in their side’s respective defeats.
Koula flies high to get Manly a try
Round 21 Team of the Week
- Niche Hynes (Sharks) — 89 points
- Latrell Mitchell (Rabbitohs) — 84 points
- Will Penisini (Eels) — 61 points
- Matt Burton (Bulldogs) — 60 points
- Clint Gutherson (Eels) — 69 points
- Cameron Munster (Storm)—93 points
- Dylan Brown (Eels)—81 points
- Joe Ofahengaue (Wests Tigers) — 74 points
- Harry Grant (Storm)—67 points
- Nat Butcher (Roosters)—66 points
- Angus Crichton (Roosters) — 79 points
- Shaun Lane (Eels) — 67 points
- Cameron Murray (Rabbitohs)—94 points
- James Tedesco (Roosters)—68 points
- Dylan Edwards (Panthers)—67 points
- Kelma Tuilagi (Wests Tigers) — 67 points
- Isaah Yeo (Panthers) — 65 points