Round 16: Super League Team of the Week

Drew Darbyshire

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Four Warrington players are in the team of the week from round 16 of Super League.

Stefan Ratchford (Warrington Wolves)

The 29-year-old was brilliant in Warrington Wolves’ 30-12 victory over Hull FC on Friday. Ratchford came up with 185 metres from 18 carries. He bust four tackles and made a clean break. The full-back also provided an assist.

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Junior Vaivai (Hull Kingston Rovers)

The 28-year-old’s arrival a couple of weeks ago has proved to be a big boost to the Hull Kingston Rovers side. He scored two tries to help the Rovers beat Wigan Warriors 24-8 on Friday night. Vaivai bust two tackles as well as two clean breaks.


Ryan Morgan (St Helens)

The brilliant form of Ben Barba and Jonny Lomax is probably making Morgan go under the radar a little bit at the moment. The 28-year-old was top class in Saints’ 40-18 victory over Castleford Tigers. Morgan scored two tries in the game, made 25 tackles and took in seven drives.

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Junior Sa’u (Salford Red Devils)

The 31-year-old was very unlucky to be on the losing side in Salford’s 24-16 defeat to Huddersfield. The Samoa international scored two tries and made 16 tackles from the centre position. He also bust four tackles.

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Josh Charnley (Warrington Wolves)

The 26-year-old has been electric for Warrington ever since his mid-season switch from rugby union side Sale Sharks. Charnley scored a try in the Wolves’ win over Hull FC and made 183 metres from 17 carries, averaging 10.76 metres per-drive.

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Jonny Lomax (St Helens)

The 27-year-old put in an incredible performance in Saints’ win at Castleford. Lomax scored a try and came up with three assists. Castleford’s defence struggled to deal with him all night as he bust 11 tackles and made three clean breaks.

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Jacob Miller (Wakefield Trinity)

The 25-year-old is one of the most underrated players in Super League. Miller came up with an assist in Wakefield’s 19-6 win at Widnes Vikings. He was a constant threat when he had the ball in hand, busting four tackles.

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Rémi Casty (Catalans Dragons)

The 33-year-old has been Catalans’ best player so far this season. He has been consistently good. Casty played a starring role in their 33-20 win over Leeds Rhinos. The France international made 99 metres from 11 carries. He bust seven tackles and provided an assist.

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Kruise Leeming (Huddersfield Giants)

The 22-year-old is another player who is underrated in Super League. Leeming was top quality in Huddersfield’s 24-16 win at Salford. He scored a try and came up with two assists in the game. The England Knights hooker made 107 metres from nine carries, averaging 11.89 metres per-drive.

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Daniel Smith (Huddersfield Giants)

The 25-year-old put in a very hardworking performance in Huddersfield’s victory on Friday. Smith made 24 tackles and 72 metres from 12 drives. He also scored a try.

Harvey Livett (Warrington Wolves)

The 21-year-old proved exactly why he was rewarded with a new deal last week in Wigan’s win over Hull FC. Livett put in a man of the match display, making 38 tackles and 120 metres from 13 drives. He even scored a try.

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Ben Murdoch-Masila (Warrington Wolves)

The 27-year-old has been in great form over the last couple of weeks. Murdoch-Masila scored a try in Warrington’s victory over Hull FC and was a workhorse in the game. He made 18 tackles as well as 78 metres from nine drives.

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Maurice Blair (Hull Kingston Rovers)

The 34-year-old was a true leader in Rovers’ win over Wigan. Blair made 21 tackles and took in nine drives. He was always talking to his team-mates and was a brilliant organiser for Hull KR.