Another player to score a hat-trick, Fijian Akuila Uate, is the other winger named in the thirteen.
After every match Opta completes a video analysis of every touch of the ball in RLWC matches. Each action in the match is awarded a points value depending on the relative importance of the action. So for example a try scores more points than a tackle but a player loses points for a missed tackle.
The points are then weighted against the score at the time when the action took place (higher points if the score is closer), the time in the match (higher points at the start of the match) and the position on the pitch where it took place (higher points for actions closer to the goal line).
The player is then given a score for the match by adding up all his actions while he was on the field.
The total match score is then weighted to take account of the strength of the opposition so that performances across many matches can be judged fairly.
Opta Team of the Round:
4. Aidan Guerra – Italy
5. Akuila Uate – Fiji