Looking at the best haircuts in the NRL
WHAT'S DOING WITH THE DOOS? Is there a prize for the best haircut in the NRL? We've got the Kevin Naiqama "high-rise", the Akuila Uate "Mr T strip", Martin Taupau's corn rows and Aaron Woods' caveman cut, not to mention Konrad Hurrell, Jack de Belin and Ryan James going with the top knot. The crazy styles don't stop with the players - referee Gavin Badger has got in on the act with a haircut that defies description.
QUOTE OF THE WEEK: Sharks forward Andrew Fifita was outstanding against the Titans, making 181m, six tackle-breaks and 37 tackles in a dominant display. The effort earned him a place on the NSW bench for Origin I, and another shot at Titans and Queensland opposite number Nate Myles. After the game, Fifita described Myles as "one of the hardest players I've come across, and also one of the dirtiest". Bring on the rematch.
BET OF THE WEEK: One Sportsbet punter almost came up with an amazing result in round 10, investing $40 on three games to go to extra-time. The first two - the Warriors versus the Eels, and the Sharks versus the Titans - both came through and had him on track for a potential payday of almost $1 million. Deciding discretion was the better part of valour, he opted to take a payout of about $27,000 rather than risk the third leg - a good decision considering that was the Storm versus Rabbitohs clash.
BLACK CAT AWARD: Surely someone has put a curse on the Warriors. Hooker Thomas Leluai will miss the rest of the NRL season, with scans confirming an ACL rupture in his right knee following the game against the Eels. He is the third Warrior to have his season ended by an ACL injury. Ben Henry and Ngani Laumape have already undergone knee reconstructions.
team of the week
- Fullback: Roger Tuivasa-Sheck - 9
- Wing: Valentine Holmes - 8
- Centre: Euan Aitken - 8
- Centre: Solomone Kata - 8
- Wing: Eto Nabuli - 7.5
- Five-eighth: Michael Morgan - 9
- Halfback: Johnathan Thurston - 8
- Prop: Jesse Bromwich - 8.5
- Hooker: Jake Granville - 8
- Prop: Andrew Fifita - 8.5
- 2nd-row: Josh Jackson - 8
- 2nd-row: Tyson Frizzell - 8
- Lock: Trent Merrin - 8