Round 23: Super League Team of the Week

Drew Darbyshire

There were a number of standout performances in the final round of the Super League season.

Sam Tomkins (Wigan Warriors)

The 29-year-old has been in great form this season and he deserved his recent call back up to the England squad. He was great in Wigan’s 25-20 win over Catalans, scoring a try and coming up with an assist. He made 12 tackles and carried the ball 13 times.

Jermaine McGillvary (Huddersfield Giants)

McGillvary scored his second consecutive hat-trick on the weekend. The 30-year-old played a big role in Huddersfield’s win over Wakefield, having made 21 carries. He bust eight tackles and made four clean breaks.

Leroy Cudjoe (Huddersfield Giants)

The 30-year-old was first class for Huddersfield against Wakefield. He came up with three assists as well as making 26 tackles and 10 carries. He even bust a tackle.

Craig Hall (Hull Kingston Rovers)

It was a dream return to life back at Hull KR for Hall. He scored two tries to inspire the Rovers to a derby win over Hull FC. Hall also bust three tackles and made one clean break.

Niall Evalds (Salford Red Devils)

The 24-year-old has only recently returned from a long-term injury lay-off but he was sensational in Salford’s win over Leeds. He scored two tries, bust five tackles and made one clean break. Evalds made 18 drives and 11 tackles.

Jonny Lomax (St Helens)

Lomax has been incredible for St Helens this season. He scored a try to help Saints beat Warrington on Thursday. Lomax made 139 metres from 19 carries, and made two clean breaks and bust 11 tackles.

Jackson Hastings (Salford Red Devils)

A lot was made of Hastings’ arrival at Salford and he certainly did not disappoint. The 22-year-old bagged a try and an assist to help the Red Devils beat the Rhinos. He also bust four tackles and made one clean break.

Mitch Clark (Castleford Tigers)

The 25-year-old was described as ‘kamikaze’ by coach Daryl Powell a few months ago, but he has been fantastic for Castleford whenever he has played this season. He was a great battering ram in the Tigers’ win at Widnes.

Danny Houghton (Hull FC)

The 29-year-old was very unlucky to be on the losing side in Hull FC’s derby defeat to hull KR. Houghton made a staggering 49 tackles and made 103 metres from 17 carries. He even provided an assist.

Mike Cooper (Warrington Wolves)

Cooper has been singled out for praise by coach Steve Price many times this season and he has recently been called back up to the England squad, so he can’t seem to do much wrong at the moment. He was top class in attack and defence in Warrington’s defeat at Saints.

Danny Tickle (Hull Kingston Rovers)

Tickle might be 35 now but he has been brilliant for Hull KR this term. He scored one try and kicked three goals to help Rovers claim a win over city rivals Hull FC. Tickle also made 35 tackles and 12 carries.

John Bateman (Wigan Warriors)

The England international has probably been Wigan’s best player this year. He made 32 tackles against the Dragons and made 15 drives.

Louie McCarthy-Scarsbrook (St Helens)

The Ireland forward was very effective for Saints in their win over Warrington. He made 127 metres from 16 carries and also made 21 tackles. McCarthy-Scarsbrook made three offloads.