In just his 11th NRL game, the young playmaker pulled out all the skills in the 29-16 win over the Roosters.
Pearce has declared opposition halfback Michael Morgan the form No.7 of the NRL, ahead of the Roosters' preliminary final against North Queensland.
Cronulla will attempt to have their $30,000 (NZD $32,900) fine from the NRL reduced after coach Shane Flanagan apologised for his scathing criticism of match officials.
Lolohea said crossing the Tasman was the best thing he could have done for his NRL career.
Taumalolo is free to take his place in next Saturday's NRL preliminary final after being cleared of a shoulder charge against Parramatta.