Round 17: Super League Team of the Week

Drew Darbyshire

There are players from six different Super League clubs this week.  

Tony Gigot (Catalans Dragons)

Gigot has been one of Catalans’ best players since his return earlier in the year. He scored a try in the Dragons’ 32-12 win over Widnes and made 145 metres from 13 drives. He bust nine tackles as well as making two clean breaks.

Bureta Faraimo (Hull FC)

The USA star is proving to be a great replacement for Mahe Fonua so far. He scored a hat-trick to help Hull FC thrash Salford 45-14 and the Red Devils looked frightened of his powerful carries at times. He made 179 metres from 12 carries and even came up with an assist.

Jake Connor (Hull FC)

The 23-year-old put in another gleaming performce and it’s probably fair to say that he deserves his call-up to the England senior side. He provided three assists on the weekend as well as busting three tackles.

David Mead (Catalans Dragons)

The Papua New Guinea international has played a number of positions this season and even though he wears the No. 1 jersey, he looks at ease in the centre role. He made 104 metres from 13 drives on Saturday and even made 17 tackles.

Ben Jones-Bishop (Wakefield Trinity)

A couple of people got in touch on our latest ‘have your say’ feature, claiming Jones-Bishop should be in the England squad for Denver and it’s hard to disagree. He scored two tries to inspire Wakefield to a 32-16 victory over Wigan.

Quentin Laulu-Togaga’e (Castleford Tigers)

It was a dream debut for Laulu-Togaga’e in a Castleford shirt on Friday night. He played in the halves and scored to help the Tigers beat Warrington 34-30 at the Halliwell Jones Stadium. The former Samoa international also played a part in setting up a couple of tries.

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Jacob Miller (Wakefield Trinity)

The 25-year-old is always exciting to watch and was no different on Thursday. Miller was at the heart of everything Trinity did in attack and bust five tackles as well as making a clean break. He also made 18 tackles.

David Fifita (Wakefield Trinity)

Ever since Fifita received criticism from Garry Schofield, the prop forward has been electric. The 28-year-old made 131 metres from 16 carries against Wigan, averaging 8.19 metres per-drive. He even made 19 tackles. A big effort.

James Roby (St Helens)

The England international never has a bad game does he? Roby is just consistently brilliant. He was the man of the match in Saints’ comfortable 26-4 win over Hull KR. He made 19 runs from dummy half as well as making 34 tackles. Roby also scored his 100th career try!

Daniel Smith (Huddersfield Giants)

The 25-year-old has been in great form for the Giants recently. He put in a workmanlike display in Huddersfield’s 25-18 win over rivals Leeds at Emerald Headingley. Smith made 18 carries and 20 tackles.

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Alex Mellor (Huddersfield Giants)

Mellor put in his best performance yet in a Huddersfield shirt on Friday. The 23-year-old was sensational in attack and defence. He made 153 metres from 19 drives, averaging 8.05 metres per-carry as well as making 39 tackles. He also scored a try and provided an assist.

Zeb Taia (St Helens)

Taia has been one of the most underrated forwards in Super League this season. It’s unfamiliar to see forwards pick up man of the match awards, but he has picked up quite a few this year. The 33-year-old made 18 carries and 16 tackles against Hull KR and also grabbed an assist.

Adam Milner (Castleford Tigers)

The 26-year-old could well be playing in his last season for Castleford, with a number of NRL clubs chasing his signature but you can see why he is in demand. Milner was absolutely brilliant in Castleford’s win at Warrington. He made 108 metres from 11 carries as well as making 30 tackles. He covered nearly every blade of grass.