Round 10: Super League Team of the Week

Sean O’Loughlin produced the standout performance of the weekend, while there were several players hitting peak form in round ten.

Rob Lui (Salford Red Devils)

The 28-year-old was unlucky to be on the losing side as Salford Red Devils lost 22-6 to Warrington Wolves on Saturday. He played in a slightly unfamiliar role at full-back, but he made the position his own. Lui scored a try and bust two tackles, while making one clean break.

Tommy Makinson (St Helens)

The 26-year-old has been electric for St Helens so far and played a big impact in helping the Saints ease past Hull FC 26-12 on Friday night. Makinson made 138 metres from 17 carries, while making eight tackles. He bust a very impressive 14 tackles.

Kallum Watkins (Leeds Rhinos)

The 27-year-old just keeps getting better and better, and has seemed to relish the captaincy role at the Rhinos in 2018. He scored two tries to help them beat Wakefield Trinity 28-26 at the Mobile Rocket Stadium on Sunday. He also made 16 carries and 22 tackles.

Jake Webster (Castleford Tigers)

Webster may be 34-years-old, but he is showing no signs of slowing down just yet. He got on the scoresheet to guide Castleford Tigers to a 40-28 victory over Huddersfield Giants at the John Smith’s Stadium on Sunday. Webster made an average of 9.25 metres per-carry, bust two tackles and made two clean breaks.

Justin Carney (Hull Kingston Rovers)

The 29-year-old looked just like his old self as he scored two tries to help Hull Kingston Rovers beat Widnes Vikings 31-12 at KCOM Craven Park on Saturday. He made a staggering 192 metres from 22 carries and bust six tackles.

Kevin Brown (Warrington Wolves)

The 33-year-old has received a bit of stick from Warrington fans since moving to the Wolves, but he is really starting to show what he is capable of now. He was outstanding in their win at Salford and even crossed for a try. He made two clean breaks and bust three tackles, while making eight attacking kicks.

Tyrone Roberts (Warrington Wolves)

Alongside Brown, Roberts was a standout for Warrington in their victory over Salford. Roberts and Brown are starting to click together in the halves, and Roberts scored for Warrington as well. His organisation was second to none, too.

Sean O’Loughlin (Wigan Warriors)

The Wigan and England captain was simply sensational in Warriors’ 32-23 win over Catalans Dragons in Perpignan. You probably will not see a better 40-minute performance this season. He came up with three assists, made 23 tackles and took 19 drives in. What a leader.

Danny Houghton (Hull FC)

The 29-year-old put in a workmanlike performance in Hull FC’s defeat at St Helens. Houghton made a staggering 62 tackles in the game and even made nine carries. He deserved to be on the winning side, purely for the effort he put in.

Maurice Blair (Hull Kingston Rovers)

The 34-year-old is one of the most consistent players in Super League. Blair has provided a wealth of experience for Rovers this season and has led by example. He grabbed an assist in Hull KR’s win over Widnes, while he made an average of 10.29 metres per-drive.

Matty Ashurst (Wakefield Trinity)

The 28-year-old has been widely underrated in Super League for a couple of years now. Trinity coach Chris Chester will be very pleased when he looks at Ashurst’s stats from their narrow loss to Leeds. He made 26 tackles and made 144 metres from 16 drives, averaging nine metres per-carry. He even grabbed a try.

Zeb Taia (St Helens)

The 33-year-old has been in brilliant form under Justin Holbrook at St Helens this year. He was voted loverugbyleague.com’s starman in their win over Hull FC. Taia scored two tries and proved to be too much too handle all night. He made 30 tackles and took 19 drives in.

Alex Foster (Castleford Tigers)

The 24-year-old had, arguably, his best ever game for Castleford on Sunday as they edged past Huddersfield. He scored two tries, took 13 drives in as well as making 13 tackles. Foster was simply too strong for the Giants.

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