Round 15: Super League Team of the Week

Drew Darbyshire

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There were several standout performances at Magic Weekend.

Sam Tomkins (Wigan Warriors)

The 29-year-old may be off to Catalans Dragons at the end of the season, but the passion is certainly still there from Tomkins. He played a key role in Wigan’s 38-10 win over rivals Warrington. He scored a try, made 16 tackles, bust one tackle and made a clean break.

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Jodie Broughton (Catalans Dragons)

The 30-year-old scored a hat-trick to help Catalans beat Salford 26-12 at Magic Weekend. Broughton made 141 metres from 15 drives, averaging 9.40 metres per-carry. The winger made three clean breaks as well. It is his second hat-trick in as many weeks.

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Dom Peyroux (St Helens)

The 29-year-old has been a quality player for St Helens since coach Justin Holbrook arrived last year. He has played in all 15 of Saints’ games so far in Super League this season. Peyroux played a key role in Saints’ 38-18 win over Widnes Vikings. He came up with an assist, 34 tackles, three tackle busts and one clean break.

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John Bateman (Wigan Warriors)

The 24-year-old is making the adjustment from back-row to centre look easy. Bateman was brilliant in Wigan’s Magic win over Warrington. He scored a try against the Wolves and his worth ethic was incredible, making 15 tackles and 118 metres from 12 carries. He also bust five tackles.

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Liam Marshall (Wigan Warriors)

The 22-year-old is one of England’s brightest prospects and he continues to improve each week. Marshall scored a try to help the Warriors beat the Wolves, while coming up with an assist. He also made 150 metres from 12 carries, averaging 12.50 metres per-drive.

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Jake Connor (Hull FC)

The 23-year-old has been sensational for Hull FC this season. He was their starman in their 34-22 win over Hull KR in the final game of Magic Weekend. Connor scored a try and came up with two assists. He bust five tackles and one clean break.

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Danny Brough (Huddersfield Giants)

The 35-year-old was a true leader in Huddersfield’s 25-22 victory over Wakefield Trinity on Sunday. Brough’s kicking game was quality against Wakefield and the Giants would have struggled if he didn’t play. He made 23 tackles, too.

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Rémi Casty (Catalans Dragons)

The 33-year-old always gives his all and that’s what he did for Catalans against Salford. Casty is a real workhorse and has a good engine for a prop. The France star made 33 tackles and 102 metres from 13 carries. He led from the front.

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Micky McIlorum (Catalans Dragons)

The 30-year-old was fantastic for the Dragons on Sunday. He made 35 tackles and was a solid defender in the Catalans defence. He bust two tackles and made one clean break. He could be a huge player for the French side in the second half of the season.

Jesse Sene-Lefao (Castleford Tigers)

The 28-year-old had one of his best games this season in Castleford’s 38-10 win over Leeds. The Rhinos struggled to deal with the physicality of Sene-Lefao. The front-rower made 133 metres from 18 carries and even made 17 tackles.

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Alex Foster (Castleford Tigers)

The 24-year-old was one of the best players of the weekend. Foster was great in Castleford’s win over Leeds at St James’ Park on Saturday. He scored a try, made 140 metres from 11 carries and made 10 tackles. He bust seven tackles and made three clean breaks.

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Aaron Murphy (Huddersfield Giants)

The 29-year-old really put his body on the line in Huddersfield’s win against Wakefield. Murphy is normally a winger, but played in the back-row, due to the amount of injuries the Giants have. He scored a try for Trinity and provided an assist. He made 19 tackles and 11 carries.

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Joe Westerman (Hull FC)

The 28-year-old’s back to Hull FC raised a couple of eyebrows but he hasn’t disappointed in the two Super League games he has played so far. Westerman made 37 tackles and 19 carries in Hull FC’s win over Hull KR. He even came up with an assist.