Championship Teams of the Week

Kingstone Press Performance of the Week – North Wales Crusaders

North Wales Crusaders responded to a heavy home defeat against Sheffield Eagles by shocking top four contenders Halifax 12-6 at The Shay.

First half tries to winger Rob Massam and prop Mark Offerdahl helped Crusaders to a crucial win.

Coach Clive Griffiths said: “We defended with pride and shape.

“It was a really good, old-fashioned game of rugby league.

Mark Offerdahl led us from the front – we needed a crow bar to get him off the field.”


Kingstone Press Try of the Week – Tom Hodson (Doncaster)

Doncaster winger Tom Hodson provided a spectacular corner flag finish in his side’s 29-20 defeat at Whitehaven.

Hodson – starting his second spell at the club after signing in midweek – was fully in mid-air when he grounded the ball out wide.

Dons coach Paul Cooke said: “It was an outstanding finish.

“We had a scrum play on our left, moved the ball to the right and Tom scored right in the corner.”


Kingstone Press Championship Team of the Week

1 Shaun Ainscough (Whitehaven)

2 Stuart Reardon (North Wales Crusaders)

3 Max Wiper (Barrow Raiders)

4 Greg Worthington (Featherstone Rovers)

5 Dale Morton (Dewsbury Rams)

6 Danny Jones (Keighley Cougars)

7 Paul Handforth (Keighley Cougars)

8 Mark Offerdahl (North Wales Crusaders)

9 Sean Penkywicz (Leigh Centurions)

10 Andrew Dawson (Barrow Raiders)

11 Lee Mitchell (Whitehaven)

12 Brett Phillips (Workington Town)

13 Liam McAvoy (Workington Town)


Kingstone Press Championship Team of the Week

1 Ben Reynolds (York City Knights)

2 Ben Dent (York City Knights)

3 James Saltonstall (York City Knights)

4 Danny Maun (Hunslet Hawks)

5 Andy Ballard (Hunslet Hawks)

6 Pat Smith (York City Knights)

7 Matty Beharrell (Gateshead Thunder)

8 James Howitt (Hemel Stags)

9 Connor Farrer (South Wales Scorpions)

10 Michael Haley (Hunslet Hawks)

11 Jason Payne (Gateshead Thunder)

12 Mike McMeeken (London Skolars)

13 Richard East (South Wales Scorpions)

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