The play-off semi-finals are upon us, meaning the focus shifts to the four superb survivors, who have battled through 30 weeks of pain-staking work to go within 80 minutes of Old Trafford.
Leading up to the biggest week of the season thus far arguably, we take a look at either squad of the first semi-final between Castleford Tigers and St Helens and who would stand out in a combined line-up of either team!
Fullback – Zak Hardaker
A fairly obvious choice has to be Man of Steel contender Zak Hardaker.
Hardaker, as we know, has enjoyed a terrific return to Super League, helping to guide Castleford, just like with Leeds, to a league leaders position.
That’s a start, but what about the rest?!
The 25-year-old is currently ranked 6th in the competition for metres made at 3257 as well as managing 126 tackle busts and even scoring 11 tries.
He attack has been a constant danger but don’t doubt his defence in completing 220 tackles as he has utilised such quality and experience to, not only keep Castleford dangerous in attack, but also potent in defence.
He remains a complete player and as a result, an easy selection who should also retain his England spot come the World Cup!