The leading men in the NRRRL
Dan Gibson, Ballina
Always a threat out wide in the centres and the Seagulls are a lot more intimidating with him in the defensive line.
Gibson has already scored three tries this season with his side unbeaten and looking like it will be a premiership force again.
His only on-field indiscretion this year was a late sin-binning against Evans Head at the weekend after telling referee Josh Golan that he should have gone to Specsavers.
Kalani Hensby, Tweed Coast
A try-scoring double in a man-of-the-match performance when Tweed Coast ran away with a 40-22 win over the Kyogle Turkeys on Sunday.
Former Northern Rivers coach and premiership-winning Penrith Panthers lock Scott Sattler has big raps on the back-rower.
Hensby will represent the Northern Rivers Under-23 team at the NSW Country Championships in Wauchope next weekend.
Sam O'Dea, Murwillumbah
The captain has been rock solid for a number of years now and constantly performs well out of dummy half.
He left the field with a head wound late in the game against Mullumbimby and the team struggled until he was back out on the field.
New fullback Riley Yates looks to have plenty of ability while halfback Wayde Kelly and front-rower Remi Vignau will be vital to their cause.
Tahne Robinson, Casino Cougars
Young halfback making the most of his opportunity in the top grade at the Casino Cougars.
The Cougars have managed to replace some of their best players with Robinson in the halves and Vinnie Roberts at fullback.
Five-eighth Roy Bell is still getting around and scored a crucial long-range 90m intercept when Casino won its third straight game at the weekend.
Brad Fletcher, Evans Head
Never plays a bad game and has utility value playing in the forwards, wing or off the bench.
Fletcher can also handle the goal kicking duties if needed but the Bombers already have one of the best in the competition with hooker Nathan Walmsley.
Nikko Roberts is also playing well at five-eighth.