* = This player scored the first try of the game.
= Hot (flame). This player is on fire in fantasy terms, on target for an NRL Fantasy half-ton.
= Cold (icicle). This player has gone cold in this game, well down on his usual average.
= Sore (band-aid). This player has hurt himself, from a muscle injury or a knock. It's not bad enough to put him out of the game.
= Groggy (pow!). This player has hurt himself from a knock to the head, so he's feeling a bit woozy.
= Injured (red cross). This player will most probably not return for the rest of the game due to an injury. (Be warned that sometimes players are given this symbol wrongly due to incorrect media reports.)
= Long-term injured (tombstone). This player will not only not return this game from a big injury, he won't play for a long while!
= In (jumper). This player replaced another player in the side in the last 45 minutes before the match started.
= Sin bin (yellow card). He was sent off for ten minutes for a minor on-field indiscretion.
= Sent off (red card). He was sent off for the rest of the game for a major on-field indiscretion.
= On report (hazard sign). The referees took this player's name for an on-field indiscretion.
= MRP (TV). Due to an incident that wasn't put on report, this player is likely to be cited on video by the NRL Match Review Panel.
= Job (cog). This player did a solid job for his team on defence, racking up tackles.
= Rock (Ayers Rock). This player has dominated his key defensive post, it seems no one can get past him!
= Witches hat. This player is playing a key defensive role, but he's putting on as much pressure as a witches hat.
= Switch (arrows). This player has switched from the centre to the wings, or vice versa, to help his team.
= Cash (dollar sign). This player is a "cash cow" who is earning your team dollars with every point he scores over his breakeven.
= Bench. This player has been benched by the coach for long periods of the game.
= TOG (clock). This player is coming on and off the bench but not getting a decent amount of time on ground (TOG).
= Missing (magnifying glass). This player has gone missing like Wally or Carmen Sandiego. Where is he?
= Spud (potato). It's no surprise that this player's fantasy score is so low... he's just a spud, no one should have him.
= Crab. This player looks like a crab, scuttling hither and yon in an ugly style. Stay away, fantasy coaches!
= Muppet (Kermit). This player has just done something unbelievably stupid, and turned into a muppet.
= Goose. This player just couldn't stop doing stupid things all game, hurting his team and his fantasy owners.
= Burger. This player has obviously been hitting the fast food just a tad, he's looking fat and slow.
= Donut. This player has begun the match with at least a full half of play with no basic statistics to show for it.
= Blue moon. This player is normally not fantasy-relevant, but he has had a rare statistical blinder today.
= Wall. This young player has had a good run since entering the league, but now he has hit the rookie wall.
= = Pumpkin. This player has had a great run recently but has now reverted to his true form: ordinary.
= Mare. This player is having a nightmare of a game, he can't do anything right. What a disaster!
= Up. This player's fantasy score is up on his usual average.
= Down. This player's fantasy score is down on his usual average.
= Rookie (L-plate). The kid's playing his first game, cut him some slack if he doesn't get much of the pill.
= Bubble Boy (P-plate). The kid's playing his second game, so he's about to be "on the bubble" for fantasy price changes.
= Superman (Superman logo). This player has suddenly put the Superman cape on and delivered a great period of footy.
= X factor (letter X). This player wasn't the best player on the ground but he played a vital role in winning the game.
= Garbage (garbage bin). Had a pretty quiet game to start, but saved his day with "garbage time" stats when the pressure eased.
= Heart. Despite great adversity, this player has gutted it out and delivered a solid score for your team.
= Gun. Was there ever any doubt that this player would rack up huge fantasy points? This player is a gun, plain and simple.
= Magnet. He may not have been BOG or the most influential, but this player just kept getting the ball.
= Cherry. He was heading for a fine fantasy day, then he put the cherry on top with superior workrate!
= On target. This player has scored a string of goals and kicked very accurately.
= Seagull. This player hung outside the ruck all day for cheap stats like a seagull pinching hot chips.
= Star. What an awesome performance! He's the star player of the game, should get 3 Dally M votes.
= Medal. This player won the official medal in one of the special games during the NRL season (equivalent to star).
= Anzac. This player has won the Anzac Day medal for best afield in the Anzac game.
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