One New Zealand Warriors halfback Shaun Johnson was awarded the maximum six Dally M points for his exceptional performance in yesterday’s unforgettable 32-30 win over the Sharks.
The veteran scored a try and kicked six goals from six attempts – including the match-winning penalty in the final seconds – as he orchestrated the heart-stopping comeback.
He ran the ball 11 times for 72 metres, produced two line break assists and two try assists, made 24 tackles with just one miss and delivered a controlled kicking game throughout.
His six points lifted him to 14 points in total just two off the lead on the Dally M ladder.
Fullback Charnze Nicoll-Klokstad was awarded three points and middle forward Jazz Tevaga picked up one point.
DALLY M POINTS | ROUND 5
Roosters v Eels: 5 - Jared Waerea-Hargreaves, 3 - Sam Walker, 2 - Luke Keary, 1 - Joseph Suaali'i, 1 - Dylan Brown
Raiders v Panthers: 6 - Nathan Cleary, 2 - Dylan Edwards, 2 - Brian To'o, 2 - Izack Tago
Rabbitohs v Storm: 6 - Harry Grant, 2 - Cameron Murray, 2 - Nick Meaney, 1 - Thomas Burgess, 1 - Cameron Munster
Sea Eagles v Knights: 5 - Tom Trbojevic, 4 - Jackson Hastings, 2 - Lachlan Miller, 1 - Dominic Young
Dragons v Dolphins: 6 - Ben Hunt, 2 - Moses Suli, 2 - Tyrell Sloan, 2 - Jacob Liddle
Broncos v Wests Tigers: 5 - Reece Walsh, 4 - Jordan Riki, 3 - Payne Haas
Sharks v One New Zealand Warriors: 6 - Shaun Johnson, 3 - Charnze Nicoll-Klokstad, 2 - Ronaldo Mulitalo, 1 - Jazz Tevaga
Bulldogs v Cowboys: 3 - Jacob Kiraz, 3 - Jacob Preston, 2 - Matt Burton, 2 - Josh Addo-Carr, 1 - Kyle Feldt, 1 - Heilum Luki
DALLY M LEADERBOARD
16 points | Harry Grant (Storm)
16 points | Payne Haas (Broncos)
16 points | Reece Walsh (Broncos)
14 points | Shaun Johnson One New Zealand Warriors)
14 points | Jacob Kiraz (Bulldogs)
13 points | Tino Fa'asuamaleaui (Titans)
12 points | Tom Trbojevic (Sea Eagles)
11 points | Adam Reynolds (Broncos)
11 points | Ben Hunt (Dragons)
11 points | Nathan Cleary (Panthers)
10 points | Daly Cherry-Evans (Sea Eagles)