Wingers – Ryan Shaw & Kieran Dixon
The wingers were an interesting selection as top try scoring runner-up Ryan Shaw and London flyer Kieran Dixon are chosen.
Shaw was one who stuck with Hull Kingston Rovers since their relegation and enjoyed a very strong season as a whole.
Having scored 29 tries in all competitions, Shaw has been a pivotal figure in KR’s promotion back to Super League.
The 25-year-old has also given a graft throughout, supporting his forward pack with countless hit-ups as well as even providing defensive stints when needed.
As for Dixon, since he departed the Robins, such a move has actually done him good as he enjoyed yet another strong season with the London Broncos.
Personally, Dixon has managed 20 tries and up to 40 goals in total this season, becoming a pivotal figure for the Championship’s best attacking team.
He owes his sheer speed to that, having caught his opposition off guard on many occasions.
He has even improved defensively, being able to hold his own under the high bomb as well as support his forward pack as they pave the way forward.
So a fairly straightforward choice here between both players, excellent in attack as well as improved in defence; both are destined for a bright future and possibly onto better things.
Centres – Steve Tyrer & Josh Hardcastle
A difficult choice but the centre three-quarters are an all part-time selection in Halifax’s Steve Tyrer and Featherstone’s Josh Hardcastle.
Tyrer enjoyed another strong season with ‘Fax, finishing their top try scorer with 17 helped them return to the Super 8s Qualifiers following a year’s absence.
Always giving his all, the former Super League star has been a rock for the Blue and Whites, always backing up his pack as well as providing them with further attacking options.
Last season was different as he even assisted in ‘Fax finishing as the best defensive side in the Championship, a remarkable statistic to take into the Qualifiers.
As for Hardcastle, he has been a top figure for the Rovers as he, like Tyrer, assisted in similar areas to help Featherstone back into the top four.
The 25-year-old finished as their top try scorer with 15, but owing to his selection has been his hard work all season that saw him scoop three Player of the Year awards for the club.
His defensive work has been solid as well as his consistency in attack to help the Rovers remain at the top end in the Championship.