National Rugby League, West Tigers Vs Gold Coast Titans, Leichhardt Oval 27 April 2014. PIc Dave Tease

Kelly in joint medal lead

We have three equal leaders for the Paul Broughton Medal of 2014 after eight rounds, a period when the Titans won six games and were alone at the head of the ladder.

Halfback Albert Kelly picked major points in the away victories over Cronulla and Canberra to be on six points. He had also scored four tries in the first five rounds, four of them runaway individual efforts.

David Mead also picked up a double three-point nomination when, playing as fullback, he was judged the best player in the victories over Melbourne and Brisbane.

And co-captain Nate Myles was in good early season form, polling two points in the games against Canberra, Melbourne and Brisbane.

Hot on their heels were David Taylor on five points and Ashley Harrison on four, with group of eight players well within striking distance with a third of the season completed.

6 – Albert Kelly, Nate Myles, David Mead.           

5 – David Taylor

4 – Ashley Harrison

3 – Greg Bird, Matthew White, Brad Tighe, Brad Takairangi

2 – William Zillman, Luke Bailey, Luke Douglas, Paul Carter