Round 20: Super League Team of the Week

Drew Darbyshire

There are three Castleford players included in the team of the week from Round 20.

Adam Quinlan (Hull Kingston Rovers)

The 25-year-old has been one hell of a player for Hull Kingston Rovers this season. He was outstanding in their 52-22 win over Salford Red Devils. Quinlan scored a try as well as providing two assists. He made 141 metres from 11 carries and bust seven tackles.

Josh Charnley (Warrington Wolves)

Charnley certainly would have wanted to beat his former club Wigan Warriors on Friday but it wasn’t to be as Warrington Wolves fell short to a 13-12 defeat. The winger was great for the Wolves though, making 131 metres from 17 carries as well as scoring a try.

Jordan Turner (Huddersfield Giants)

The former Canberra Raiders man ran the show in Huddersfield Giants’ 29-18 win over Hull FC on the weekend. Turner made 110 metres from 14 drives and made 14 tackles. He also bust a tackle and proved too hot to handle for FC.

Brayden Wiliame (Catalans Dragons)

The Fiji star has been very impressive this season and was, arguably, the standout player of the weekend. Wiliame scored two tries in Catalans Dragons’ 35-18 win at Wakefield Trinity. He made 110 metres from nine carries, averaging 12.22 metres per-drive.

Adam Swift (St Helens)

The 25-year-old has found chances limited at St Helens this season but his performance on the weekend no doubt gave coach Justin Holbrook a selection headache. Swift scored a hat-trick to inspire Saints to a 36-6 victory over Widnes Vikings. Swift bust a staggering 13 tackles and made 173 metres from 18 carries, averaging 9.61 metres per-drive.

Danny McGuire (Hull Kingston Rovers)

McGuire might be 35 years of age, but he is showing no signs of slowing down just yet. He scored a hat-trick in Hull KR’s win over Salford Red Devils. McGuire took the line on 15 times and even made 16 tackles.

Jake Trueman (Castleford Tigers)

It is hard to believe that Trueman is only 19 sometimes. He scored two tries and provided three assists in Castleford Tigers’ 42-10 win over Leeds Rhinos. Trueman bust eight tackles as well as making four clean breaks. He also made 12 tackles.

Liam Watts (Castleford Tigers)

Watts was very dominant for Castleford against Leeds. The front-rower made 126 metres from 16 drives, averaging 7.88 metres per-carry. He even made 28 tackles which is a great effort for a front-rower.

Daryl Clark (Warrington Wolves)

The 25-year-old has been playing really well for Warrington Wolves this season. He was unlucky to be on the losing side on Friday after making 35 tackles and 11 carries. Clark busted two tackles as well.

Jesse Sene-Lefao (Castleford Tigers)

The Samoa international continues to impress whenever he pulls the Black and Amber jersey on. He scored two tries in Castleford’s victory over Leeds as well as making 10 tackles and 10 carries.

Liam Paisley (Wigan Warriors)

Paisley (pictured on the right) was playing in just his second Super League game on Friday night, but it looked like he had been playing for years. He scored a try to help Wigan Warriors clinch a 13-12 win over rivals Warrington Wolves. Paisley also made 10 carries and 20 tackles.

Photo belongs to Peter Green and Swinton Lions RLFC

Justin Horo (Wakefield Trinity)

The 31-year-old was pure class in Wakefield Trinity’s defeat to Catalans Dragons. He was unlucky not to get something from the game after scoring two tries, making 32 tackles and 12 carries. He also bust a tackle.


Gabe Hamlin (Wigan Warriors)

The Australian worked his backside off in Wigan’s win against Warrington. Hamlin made 28 tackles and 15 carries – a big, big effort for a front-rower. He gets better every time he plays for Shaun Wane’s side.