Craig Harvey named Championship Player of the Week

Swinton Lions stand-off Craig Harvey and London Skolars scrum-half Dylan Skee are the Premier Sports Players of the Week.

Harvey scored two tries and 20 points in the Lions’ comprehensive 36-6 win at Hunslet Hawks, while Skee was in fine form as Skolars beat Rochdale Hornets at New River Stadium.

Both players record the maximum five points towards their respective competition’s Player of the Year award at the end of the season.

Every week each coach in the Championship and Championship One is contacted to help compile the Premier Sports awards.

Premier Sports Championship Player of the Week – Craig Harvey (Swinton Lions)

Stand-off Craig Harvey produced an outstanding performance to guide Swinton to a potentially vital win over Hunslet Hawks.

The former Warrington and Wakefield player scored two tries and kicked kick goals from as many attempts in the Lions’ 36-6 win at South Leeds Stadium.

Harvey sliced over from close range in the first half, before finishing a Swinton attack 11 minutes after the restart.

Lions coach Gary Chambers hailed the contribution of the tall halfback after the game.

Chambers said: “There was some good stuff with ball in hand from Craig, but it’s the unseen stuff that has to be admired more.”

Premier Sports Championship One Player of the Week – Dylan Skee (London Skolars)

London Skolars half-back Dylan Skee produced an outstanding performance in his side’s important Kingstone Press Championship One win over Rochdale Hornets.

“Dylan does a lot of things that sometimes go unnoticed,” Skolars coach Joe Mbu said.

“He does all the hard work, gets into the middle and makes his tackles, and at the same time is talking and organising the line.

“It’s not just in the Rochdale game either – week on week he is the most consistent performer in the club.

“He pretty much executes our game plan, the rest of the squad follow him and he has great leadership skills.”

Championship Player of the Year award

Halifax stand-off Scott Murrell has moved up to joint second place in the overall table following his excellent display in the win at Dewsbury.

Murrell was just edged out for the stand-off berth by Player of the Week Craig Harvey, but was still determined to have produced the third best performance of the weekend.

5 points – Craig Harvey (Swinton Lions)

4 points – Paul Clough (Whitehaven)

3 points – Scott Murrell (Halifax)

2 points – Sean Hesketh (Keighley Cougars)

1 point – Vince Mellars (Featherstone Rovers)

Championship Player of the Year Table

1. Mitchell Stringer (13 points)

2. Scott Leatherbarrow (10 points)

Callum Phillips (10 points)

Scott Murrell (10 points)

Championship One Player of the Year Award

London Skolars scrum half Dylan Skee has pushed himself into contention for the Player of the Year award with a sparkling display in his side’s crucial win over Rochdale.

Both Stuart Reardon and Lewis Palfrey have moved further up the table after collecting points at weekend.

5 points – Dylan Skee (London Skolars)

4 points – Sam Gee (Oldham)

3 points – Matty Hadden (Oxford)

2 points – Stuart Reardon (North Wales Crusaders)

1 point – Lewis Palfrey (Oldham)

Championship One Player of the Year table

1. Mike Bishay (10 points)

2. Gary Middlehurst (9 points)

3. Stuart Reardon (8 points)

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