Stand-off – Albert Kelly
Now onto the half-backs and returning to the Super 8s is Steve Prescott Man of Steel contender Albert Kelly.
Kelly regained top form in the comprehensive win against Castleford and demonstrated clearly why he is a strong contender for the top award.
The 26-year-old not only scored a try but provided three assists, put in four attacking kicks and personally tallied 73 metres from his carries.
He even completed 17 tackles to keep Castleford’s attacking options limited, thereby giving a complete performance and one who may help Hull towards the extra step at Old Trafford.
Scrum-half – Danny McGuire
This may surprise some but bagging the scrum-half position is Leeds Rhinos’ departing Captain Danny McGuire.
But McGuire led by example in a strong performance by him and the Rhinos as they finished the Super 8s off in fine fashion.
Personally, the 34-year-old managed a brace of tries to help pave the way for the rampant Rhinos as Huddersfield simply had no answer.
Further contributions saw him bust six tackles, tally up 90 metres from five carries and even put in 13 tackles to help keep the Giants to just 12 points scored.
Such a performance of leading Leeds to spoil the Giants’ send off in 2017 is worthy of such recognition but can he bow out of Leeds in similar circumstances to the likes of Kevin Sinfield, Jamie Peacock and Kylie Leuluai?! Only time will tell.