Round 3: Super League Team of the Week

Drew Darbyshire

Super League Leeds Rhinos v Hull KR Thurday 8 Febuary at Elland Road

It has been a hectic weekend for Super League clubs, with three playing on the other side of the globe! Here are the best players of week three…

Stefan Ratchford (Warrington Wolves)

The 29-year-old was the best player on the pitch as Warrington Wolves beat local rivals Widnes Vikings 18-10 at the Halton Stadium on Friday night. He scored a try and grabbed an assist. He had eight tackle busts to his name while also making 13 tackles.

Tom Davies (Wigan Warriors)

The game wasn’t played in Super League but Wigan faced South Sydney Rabbitohs in an exhibition game at the weekend and just fell short. Davies had a great game and the 21-year-old scored two tries, including a fantastic finish for the game’s opening try.

Liam Salter (Hull KR)

The 24-year-old was a workhorse for the Robins in their thrilling win over Catalans. Salter made 25 tackles as well as making 115 metres from 16 drives. He could have a big year for KR.

Ryan Atkins (Warrington Wolves)

The 32-year-old is one of the most underrated players in Super League. He scored two tries in Warrington’s win over Widnes as well as making 75 metres from 11 carries. He also made 16 tackles. A solid effort.

Ryan Hall (Leeds Rhinos)

The 30-year-old is an ever-consistent player for both Leeds Rhinos and England. He put in a solid performance in Leeds’ World Club Challenge loss to Melbourne Storm and scored the Rhinos’ only try of the game.

Danny McGuire (Hull KR)

The 35-year-old has featured in all three of Hull Kingston Rovers’ Super League games so far. He didn’t do anything spectacular in their win over Catalans Dragons but he was a general and guided the Robins around the park well. He made 12 tackles and bust one tackle.

Albert Kelly (Hull FC)

There are rumours flying around that Kelly is going to the NRL for 2019 and well, it was quite some audition from him on Saturday. Hull lost to St George Illawarra Dragons in an exhibition game on Saturday and the 26-year-old tore the Dragons apart at times. He was a joy to watch.

Rémi Casty (Catalans Dragons)

The 33-year-old has been one of the few good players at the Catalans Dragons this season and has been unfortunate to be on the end of three defeats from three games. The France star made 29 tackles and took nine drives in, making 76 metres.

Shaun Lunt (Hull KR)

The 30-year-old hooker had a superb game in Hull KR’s 23-4 victory over Catalans Dragons. The Robins captain led from the front and made 29 tackles as well as taking in nine carries. Lunt also grabbed a try, too, which is always a bonus.

Robbie Mulhern (Hull KR)

The 23-year-old has been in fine form so far this season. He was named in our team of the week from round two and has been named in it this time around as well. The former Leeds Rhinos prop made 35 tackles against Catalans and bust three tackles while taking in 14 carries.

Ben Murdoch-Masila (Warrington Wolves)

The Tonga international had, arguably, his best game in a Warrington shirt yet. The 27-year-old made 15 tackles in defence but made 97 metres from 20 carries, busting two tackles and making a clean break.

Liam Farrell (Wigan Warriors)

The 27-year-old has been one of the most consistent and reliable players in Super League over the last couple of years. He was great again in Wigan’s defeat to Souths and was solid in both attack and defence.

Hep Cahill (Widnes Vikings)

The 31-year-old was Widnes’ workhorse in their defeat to Warrington. He made a staggering 51 tackles and made 154 metres from 21 carries – the performance of the weekend.

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