Mitchell Stringer is Championship Player of the Week


Mitchell Stringer is the Premier Sports Player of the Week following his performance in Sheffield Eagles’ 26-18 win over Featherstone Rovers.

Stringer has been a key figure for Sheffield in the opening rounds of the Kingstone Press Championship, and has been named in the Premier Sports Team of the Week for a third time.

Stringer also now leads the cumulative Player of the Year table after collecting five points this week.

Each week every coach in the Kingstone Press Championship – and Championship One once it begins – is consulted to help select both a Premier Sports Team of the Week and Player of the Week

A top five will then be formed for the individual award, with the points awarded counting towards the Championships’ Player of the Year accolade.

The weekly awards will also see a team performance and try of the round selected, while inclusion in the Premier Sports Team of the Week will count towards the end of season selections for the two competitions.

Premier Sports Player of the Week – Mitchell Stringer (Sheffield Eagles)

Sheffield Eagles prop Mitchell Stringer has continued his strong start to the season by being named Premier Sports Player of the Week.

The front rower caught the eye in Sheffield’s televised 26-18 win over Featherstone on Thursday night, and earned selected in the Team of the Week for the third time this year.

“Mitch has been outstanding the whole season so far,” Aston said.

“He’s been doing the hard yards, but what I would also say about him is that he’s the smartest prop in the competition.

“He can pass a ball and put the ball in the right area, and he’s playing big minutes as well.

“He’s certainly at the top of his game at the moment.”

Championship Player of the Year

Mitchell Stringer has taken over from Dewsbury’s Aaron Brown at the top of the table after collecting points for the third time this season.

Stringer was given the edge over Leigh’s Sean Penkywicz and Barrow’s Liam Harrison, who both collected their first points of the campaign.

Week Six Player of the Week points

5 points – Mitchell Stringer (Sheffield Eagles)
4 points – Sean Penkywicz (Leigh Centurions)
3 points – Liam Harrison (Barrow Raiders)
2 points – Danny Jones (Keighley Cougars)
1 point – Alex Bretherton (Batley Bulldogs)

Player of the Year Table

1 Mitchell Stringer (10 points)
2 Aaron Brown (9 points)
3 Miles Greenwood (8 points)
4 Peter Green (7 points)
  Kyle Briggs (7 points)


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