While there were big wins from Cottesloe and Perth Bayswater, it was Joondalup Brothers who emerged as key players in round five.
1. Paasi Fine – Associates
Playing back at prop Paasi Fine has seen regular minutes in the Soaks Premier Grade side in 2020. In their win over Palmyra, Fines was able to help his team through using strong lines and using his massive size to find the line and create go-forward.
2. Ben Buist – Perth Bayswater
Getting over the top of Curtin Uni over the weekend, Perth Bayswater really showed they know how to put the foot down. One of the major factors in the win was the ability to retain possession, this was helped by some accurate throwing at the line-out from Ben Buist.
3. Reginald Churchward - Cottesloe
Cottesloe prop Reggie Churchward has been nothing short of spectacular this season dominating anyone who faces him, it’s hard to keep him off this list considering how he takes charge on the field and drives Cottesloe to massive margins throughout the start of this season.
4. Liam Clews – Wests Scarborough
but strong Wests Scarborough’s Liam Clews was a solid addition to the Boars second-row in their win over Wanneroo. Effectively doing all the hard yards across the field Clews was rewarded this week with a try late in the match to all but seal the result.
5. Sese Malai Tuifagalele – Southern Lions
There is was no denying Sese Malai Tuifagalele selection in the TOTW this week, this mountain of a man bagged himself a handy hattrick and almost single handedly spurred Southern Lions on to a 45 – 33 victory over southern rivals ARKs. Don’t be surprised if you see former national volley baller in dominate for many weeks to come.
6. Jacob Rumble – Kalamunda
A fan favourite down at the ‘Bull-Pen’ Jacob Rumble made Kalamunda’s win over Coastal Cavaliers look easy. Although he found the line once it was his tackling that really raised eyebrows, his ability to make huge hits and effectively ‘rattle’ his opponents must have been a huge catalyst to the 34-17 victory at Hartfield Park.
7. Alec Fontalvo – Cottesloe
Cottesloe backrow in 2020 is definitely to be taken lightly, Masson, O’Sullivan, Huppatz, Hoskins the list of key players is endless. Well now you can add Alec Fontalvo to the list of Gulls to fear.
8. Faamanu Kalolo – Perth Bayswater
Now his second time in the TOTW Faamanu Kalolo is truly having a breakout year this season in the Premier Grade and his performance in Baysie’s drumming of Curtin only adds to that notion. Scoring a whopping four tries, Kalolo’s ability to change direction and attack the defensive line with such a big body is devastating, perfectly stated by Wallabies legend Mitch Hardy when he called the game last Saturday.
9. Jack Weir - Kalamunda
Look up in the dictionary the word consistency and you will probably find a picture of Kalamunda captain Jack Weir. Weir seemed to be a step ahead of everyone of the weekend finding gaps where he really shouldn’t. To get an idea of how well he played you only need to look at how he set up Tiare Sugden’s try using his feet to make a mess of the Cavs’ defence.
10. Sheldon Tarawa – Joondalup Brothers
Sheldon Tarawa continues to make this list week after week, he is easily standing out as one of the best players in the competition so far so don’t be surprised if he comes in as an early favourite for the converted P.G. Hampshire award.
11. Jordan Luke – Perth Bayswater
Shifting between wing and fullback Jordan Luke ran amuck this week. Any player who can score a hattrick in 40 minutes of footy surly deserves a spot on this list and if he keeps playing like this he will be back up donning the blue jersey for the Western Force very soon.
12. Tobias Hoskins – Cottesloe
Since moving to inside centre from his preferred spot into the backrow, Hoskins has been itching to show he can make this list out of position. Well after his performance this week Hoskin’s versatility will be an asset for Gull’s coach Ryan Westaway come back end of the season.
13. Kade Pearce – Joondalup Brothers
It is definitely a fact that most of the best players in WA rugby love to wear the number thirteen on their back with the likes of Louie David, Grason Makara and Alastair Haining running around.
However, Brother’s Kade Pearce put on one of the greatest Premier Grade performances by any player in their win against Nedlands. Returning from Rugby League Pearce reminded the entire competition that he is one of the top players in WA club rugby and is a huge reason why Joondalup are dominating this year.
14. Sam Healy – Associates
Now a regular in this list, Healy showed that he is a lot better suited on the wing after returning back from fly-half this weekend. Now taking over the kicking duties for Soaks Healy is starting to creep up the list for points scored this season.
15. Clay Uyen – Joondalup Brothers
Sooner or later former Force fullback Clay Uyen was going to make this list for the Brothers. Returning from France his performance in the Premier Grade this year has been more than solid and he was one of the key factor his team was able to get over finalists Nedalnds this week.