It was a night to remember for Mitchell Pearce in Round 1, as he sealed the win with his golden point field goal.
His teammates clearly thought he played well too, as they voted him for Round 1 Players' Player.
While Pearce didn't register any try assists or linebreaks to grab the crowd's attention, he did keep the side ticking over with a great kicking game and leading vocal presence.
And when it came to the clutch moment he took his chance, giving the red and blues a famous victory at home against their longtime rivals.
. 90 minutes
. 4 runs
. 29 metres
. 17 kicks
. 492 kick metres
. 1 tackle break
. 68 receipts
. 13 tackles