Meads named Championship One Player of the Week

Jordan Meads enjoyed a great debut for Gateshead Thunder at the weekend, with a performance deemed worthy of being named Championship One Player of the Week.

Thunder coach Stanley Gene said: “Jordan did very well, especially when you consider he’s only had three full training sessions with us.

“He made a big impact and was very switched on, setting up a lot of tries and scoring one himself at the end.

“He looks like he’s a top class player, and as a team we’re really starting to pick up some momentum and confidence.”

The Performance of the Week in the Championships also went to a Championship One outfir, in the shape of the Gloucestershire All Golds

The All Golds recorded a fourth successive victory, beating Hunslet Hawks 23-16.

All Golds coach Steve McCormack said: “We went there knowing that we had to play well to beat a very good side, and for large parts of the game that’s what we did. We really built on what we’ve done over the last few weeks.

“There’s a good culture and environment at the club. There are no comfort zones, and players know they have to play well to keep their place in the team.

“The big positive for us is that we’ve got an U19s team where three or four players – all local Gloucester lads – are pushing to get in the first team. Frankie Foster has been outstanding for an 18-year-old kid, and we’ve another few like that waiting for their chance.”

Kingstone Press Championship One Team of the Week

1 Louis Sheriff (Gateshead Thunder)

2 Dale Bloomfield (Oldham)

3 Callum Mulkeen (Oxford)

4 Danny Maun (Hunslet Hawks)

5 Jarrod Ward (Gloucestershire All Golds)

6 Jordan Meads (Gateshead Thunder)

7 Pat Smith (York City Knights)

8 Brad Brennan (York City Knights)

9 Craig Cook (Gloucestershire All Golds)

10 Phil Joy (Oldham)

11 JJ Baird (Oxford)

12 Danny Langtree (Oldham)

13 Joe Picketts (York City Knights)

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