Another round of Super League brings another round of good performances, but which player’s performances make the 18th Man Team of the Week?
Full-Back – Jamie Shaul
Shaul returned to the Hull FC side and showed why he was missed so much at Leeds the previous week. The Full-back assisted two tries, scored one himself and made one hundred and seventy eight metres. When he’s in this form, it’s hard to argue with Lee Radford’s statement that Shaul is one of the best Full-backs in the league.
Winger – Fetuli Talanoa
FOUR tries for the big Winger as Hull FC eased past Wakefield Trinity Wildcats. Talanoa was on fire from minutes one to eighty and was rewarded for his efforts with four excellent tries.
Centre – Junior Sa’u
Despite being on the losing side, Junior Sa’u makes the team for his incredible effort in which he scored a hat-trick of tries and made a mighty contribution in defence as well.
Centre – Thomas Minns
Continuing with the hat-trick theme, a hat-trick of tries against Castleford sees Thomas Minns make the Team of the Week. An all-round solid display from the Centre proved to be a massive contribution as Castleford were hammered by Hull KR.
Wing – Ken Sio
Thomas Minns’ Wing partner Ken Sio also makes the Team for a similar effort. Two tries, two try assists and an astounding two hundred and fifteen metres from the dangerous Winger, who appears to be finding form.
Stand-Off – Stefan Ratchford
Two tries and an assist for Stefan Ratchford see him make the Team of the Week as Warrington thumped Widnes.
Scrum-Half – Albert Kelly
Back in the Hull KR team, and right into the Team of the Week. Albert Kelly was the architect as the Robins responded to a defeat to Championship outfit Oldham by putting fifty eight points past Castleford in a dominant display. The Australian Scrum-Half made three clean breaks, produced three try assists and even bagged a try himself.
Prop-Forward – Kyle Amor
Kyle Amor was phenomenal for Saints as they saw off the challenge of the Leeds Rhinos. The big Prop scored a try and produced twenty one carries, twenty four tackles (including a thunderous hit on Zak Hardaker) and one hundred and thirty four metres.
Hooker – Rob Burrow
Despite being on the wrong end of the result, many argued that Rob Burrow was the best player from both sides, and stats back up their argument. A try, four clean breaks and a staggering two hundred and seven metres.
Prop-Forward – Dave Taylor
Possibly one of the best overseas signing of 2016, Taylor is in red-hot form, and he continued this with another solid display against Salford, where he made one hundred and twenty one metres along with eighteen tackles with no misses.
Second-Row – John Bateman
Bateman helped Wigan get back to winning ways with a victory over Huddersfield. The influential second-rower was key for Wigan as he scored a try, made twenty eight tackles, five tackle-busts and one hundred and fifty four metres to top it off.
Second-Row – Glenn Stuart
A very characteristic Glenn Stewart display, the Second-Rower produced thirty nine tackles and only missed one to help Catalan ease past the Salford Red Devils.
Loose-Forward – Mitch Allgood
After a somewhat quiet start to 2016, Mitch Allgood produced a huge effort in both attack and defence to see him earn a place in the Team of the Week. The Australian was rewarded with a rare try alongside thirty five tackles in an encouraging performance.
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