Round 6: Super League Team of the Week
Only four Betfred Super League round six games went ahead but there was plenty of talent on show.
Adam Quinlan (Hull Kingston Rovers)
On Thursday night, the 25-year-old put in, arguably, his best performance while in the UK. Quinlan scored a try to help Hull KR thrash Huddersfield 38-6 and came up with three assists. He carried the ball 11 times and bust four tackles.
Ash Handley (Leeds Rhinos)
The 22-year-old has been in Brian McDermott’s squad for a number of years now after bursting onto the scene at an early age. He actually played at centre on Friday as Leeds became the first team to beat St Helens this season, but we had to put him in the team of the week in his natural position on the wing! Handley scored two tries and came up with 18 carries in the game.
Andrew Heffernan (Hull Kingston Rovers)
The 23-year-old has come on leaps and bounds in his time with Hull KR so far, scoring 19 tries in 29 games. Heffernan got on the scoresheet against Huddersfield and tormented the Giants with his quick burst of pace and tricky footwork.
Junior Sa’u (Salford Red Devils)
The 30-year-old is one of the best centres in the competition and has been in fine form this season. Sa’u put on a great show on Friday night to help Salford win 24-8 at home to Hull FC. The Samoa international assisted two tries, made 17 tackles and made 149 metres from 16 drives.
Ryan Shaw (Hull Kingston Rovers)
The 26-year-old came up with the performance of the weekend. He scored 22 of Hull KR’s 38 points in their win at the John Smith’s Stadium. He scored two tries and kicked seven goals. Shaw also made 143 metres from 15 carries, capping off a superb display.
Joel Moon (Leeds Rhinos)
The 29-year-old is one of the most reliable players in Super League. In just his third game of the season, he led Leeds around the park in a great manner as they beat St Helens. Moon grabbed an assist, made nine tackles and bust seven tackles from 11 carries. He also made two clean breaks.
Robert Lui (Salford Red Devils)
There has been a lot of speculation surrounding the 28-year-old’s future at the AJ Bell Stadium in recent weeks but he hasn’t let that affect his performances. Lui was a constant threat against FC and racked up 12 points from four goals and a try. He made 24 tackles and carried the ball 15 times.
Chris Hill (Warrington Wolves)
The 30-year-old put in a solid display on Saturday, helping Warrington Wolves beat Catalans Dragons 26-0 in Perpignan. Hill proved exactly why he has been named in Wayne Bennett’s England squad recently, making 21 tackles, busting three challenges and making 161 metres from 19 drives.
Matt Parcell (Leeds Rhinos)
The 25-year-old has been a shining light since joining the Rhinos. Parcell was outstanding against Saints, scoring a try and also assisting one. He made 120 metres from 10 carries, averaging an impressive 12 metres per-drive. The Australian also made 37 tackles.
Robbie Mulhern (Hull Kingston Rovers)
Leeds Rhinos fans will probably be wondering why the club decided to sell the 23-year-old. He has been one of the best forwards in the competition this year and made the headlines last week for making an 80-metre break to assist James Greenwood for his try but the front-rower also got stuck in, making 29 tackles and taking 11 drives in.
Dean Hadley (Hull FC)
Like Mulhern, the 25-year-old has also been a standout forward in Super League this term and was unlucky to be on the losing side in round six as Hull FC lost 24-8 against Salford Red Devils. He scored a try and made a staggering 51 tackles in the back-row. Hadley also bust two tackles from 16 carries.
Joe Philbin (Warrington Wolves)
The 23-year-old has become a regular in Steve Price’s side and is repaying Price’s faith at the moment. Philbin made 23 tackles in Warrington’s win in the South of France, putting on a number of big hits. The Ireland star made 106 metres from 11 drives, averaging a remarkable 9.64 metres per-drive.
Ben Murdoch-Masila (Warrington Wolves)
The 27-year-old put in his best performance yet for Warrington on Saturday. Murdoch-Masila scored two tries to guide the Wolves to victory and also made 23 tackles, with five of them being from marker position. The Tonga ace also made a clean break.
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