Round 13: Super League Team of the Week

Drew Darbyshire

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There were a number of impressive displays from forwards in round 13 of Super League.

Ben Barba (St Helens)

The 28-year-old has just been sensational this season and he put in ANOTHER man-of-the-match display in Saints’ 60-10 thrashing of Salford Red Devils. He scored three tries and grabbed three assists. Barba made 199 metres as well as making two clean breaks and busting three tackles.

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Justin Carney (Hull Kingston Rovers)

The 29-year-old has been in pretty good form in the last couple of weeks. Carney was unlucky to be on the losing side as Hull Kingston Rovers lost 20-18 against Leeds Rhinos at KCOM Craven Park. He bust seven tackles from 21 carries.

Mark Percival (St Helens)

The 24-year-old is in good form as well this term. He scored a try and got an assist in St Helens’ win over Salford. He busted three tackles and made 161 metres from 20 drives, averaging 8.05 metres per-carry.

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Harvey Livett (Warrington Wolves)

The 21-year-old had one of his best games at first-grade yet as helped Warrington Wolves ease past Huddersfield Giants 38-4 at the Halliwell Jones Stadium. Livett scored a try, grabbed an assist and made 27 tackles as well as making 96 metres from 11 carries.

Josh Charnley (Warrington Wolves)

The 26-year-old could not have dreamt for a better start to his return to rugby league. He scored three tries to inspire Warrington to thrash Huddersfield. He made 129 metres from 14 drives, averaging 9.21 metres per-carry. He now has 10 tries in six games for the Wolves.

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Josh Drinkwater (Catalans Dragons)

The 25-year-old had a dream debut to help Catalans Dragons edge past Hull FC 25-24 in Perpignan. Drinkwater only arrived in the South of France late last week but scored a try on his debut. He made 19 tackles and led the team around the park excellently.

Tom Gilmore (Widnes Vikings)

The 24-year-old showed just why he has been selected in Paul Anderson’s England Knights Performance squad on Friday. His four goals were not enough to seal a Widnes win over Wigan, with the Warriors running out 32-24 winners. Gilmore made 15 tackles though and put six attacking kicks in. He was good with the boot all night.

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Scott Taylor (Hull FC)

The 27-year-old was named in our team of the week from round 12 and has made it again this week following a remarkable display in Hull FC’s narrow defeat at Catalans Dragons. Taylor scored two tries against the Dragons, while making 27 tackles and 118 metres from 13 carries.

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Paul McShane (Castleford Tigers)

The 28-year-old’s performances this season must surely be making Wayne Bennett think about bringing him into the England squad. McShane scored a try to help Castleford Tigers beat Wakefield Trinity 24-4 as well as making 33 tackles and a clean break.

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Liam Watts (Castleford Tigers)

The 27-year-old was brilliant for Castleford in their win over West Yorkshire rivals Wakefield on Friday. Watts made a whopping 186 metres from 19 carries, averaging 9.79 metres per-drive. He even made 18 tackles, a performance to be proud of.

Ryan Sutton (Wigan Warriors)

The 22-year-old has been one of Wigan Warriors’ best forwards this season. He scored a powerful try to put Wigan in the lead against Widnes and even played in a slightly unfamiliar position of back-row. Sutton made 34 tackles and 16 carries. Warriors coach Shaun Wane said he was the best Wigan player ‘by far’.

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Willie Isa (Wigan Warriors)

The 29-year-old has recently been awarded with a new contract by Wigan and he is certainly repaying Shaun Wane’s faith. Isa scored a try for Wigan, while making 144 metres from 12 carries, averaging 12 metres per-drive. The Samoa international also made 24 tackles.

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Robbie Mulhern (Hull Kingston Rovers)

The 23-year-old has been one of the best forwards in Super League this season. Mulhern was certainly up for the game against his former club Leeds on Sunday, scoring a try as well as making 26 tackles and 132 metres from 18 carries. He even made a clean break.