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Power Rankings for Round 17

In 2019, will be awarding our own 3, 2, 1 each week.

We’ll keep tally as we rank the performances of our troops throughout the season.

Winger Shaun Kenny-Dowall stepped up in a disappointing night for the nib Newcastle Knights, who fell 20-14 to Canterbury-Bankstown.

Here’s how the nib Newcastle Knights looked after Round 17:

3 - Shaun Kenny-Dowall

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Kenny-Dowall showed grit, putting in a tireless performance against the Bulldogs.

He ran for a total of 166 run metres, the second highest after Connor Watson.

Scoring two tries, the winger lead by example.

He also made 14 tackle breaks.

2 – Connor Watson

Watson was errorless.

The fullback topped the run metres for the Knights with 196.

He also made a whopping 16 tackle breaks.

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No one could question Watson’s effort.

1 - Sione Mata’utia

The backrower ran for 99 metres in what was a busy night.

Aiming up in defence, Mata’utia made 39 tackles but also proved a handful with the ball, making two tackle breaks.

The people’s power rankings:

In Round 16 you voted Sione Mata'utia 3, Herman Ese'ese 2 and Connor Watson 1.

Vote in the poll below for who you thought was our best player in Round 17.