Murrell named Championship Player of the Week

Halifax stand-off Scott Murrell has been named as Kingstone Press Championship Player of the Week.

The former Hull KR man was an instrumental part of his team’s 52-12 win over Whitehaven, scoring one try and helping to create several others.

“Scott was great against Whitehaven,” said Fax coach Karl Harrison.

“He’d made a couple of poor decisions the week before at Batley that probably cost us a winning result.

“In the week he really got his head down in training, and guided his troops as captain.

“His performance against Whitehaven was just superb – he took the game by the scruff of its neck.”

Halifax picked up another award this week, too, with loose forward Luke Adamson scoring the Kingstone Press Try of the Week.

The former Salford man finished off a superb flowing team move to score in the game against Whitehaven.

Ben Johnston hit a running Scott Murrell, and he then cut out Callum Casey and found Steve Tyrer with a pass,” added Harrison.

“He fed the ball to Tommy Saxton, who went 30 or 40 metres down the sideline.

“As he approached the opposition 20, he put ball to boot with a grubber kick that bounced up perfectly for Adamson to take Shaun Ainscough over the line with him.

“It was an excellent team try.”

Kingstone Press Championship Team of the Week

1 Jack Murphy (Workington Town)
2 Rob Massam (North Wales Crusaders)
3 Greg Worthington (Featherstone Rovers)
4 Tom Armstrong (Leigh Centurions)
5 Liam Kay (Leigh Centurions)
6 Scott Murrell (Halifax)
7 Andy Kain (Featherstone Rovers)
8 Luke Ambler (Halifax)
9 Tom Hemingway (Dewsbury Rams)
10 Tom Lillycrop (Sheffield Eagles)
11 Alex Szostak (Workington Town)
12 Adam Robinson (Halifax)
13 Chris Annakin (Featherstone Rovers)

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