Super 8s Round 4: Team of the Week

Drew Darbyshire

There were a number of dazzling performances in round four of the Super 8s.

Peter Mata’utia (Castleford Tigers)

The Samoa international is proving to be a very good signing for the Tigers. Mata’utia was brilliant in Castleford’s 28-8 win at Hull FC. He made 158 metres from 19 carries, averaging 8.32 metres per-drive. He bust eight tackles, made two clean breaks and provided an assist.

Jake Mamo (Huddersfield Giants)

Mamo scored a hat-trick on his return to action on Friday as Huddersfield went down to a 26-24 defeat to Warrington. He made 134 metres from 12 carries and even made 13 tackles. The Australian bust a tackle and also made two clean breaks.

Bryson Goodwin (Warrington Wolves)

The New Zealand international is one of the signings of the season. Goodwin just can’t stop scoring at the minute as he bagged a brace in Warrington’s win over Huddersfield. He made 171 metres from 17 drives as well as three clean breaks and two tackle busts.

David Mead (Catalans Dragons)

The Papua New Guinea star was very unlucky to be on the losing side as Catalans were defeated 26-22 by St Helens. Mead scored a try, made 14 tackles and 86 metres from 11 carries. He made an incredible try-saving tackle on Saints hooker Aaron Smith.

Greg Eden (Castleford Tigers)

The 27-year-old may have struggled with injuries this year, but he still has a prolific try-scoring record, with 13 tries in 12 league games. He scored two in Castleford’s win over Hull FC and made 181 metres from eight carries. He bust four tackles and made a clean break.

Jake Trueman (Castleford Tigers)

It is hard to believe Trueman is only 19 years of age because he plays with such maturity. He put in a man of the match display for Castleford on Friday, with his kicking game dictating the play alongside Luke Gale. Trueman also made 21 tackles.

Jonny Lomax (St Helens)

Lomax has been outstanding for St Helens this season and is surely another contender for the dream team. He scored a try in a man of the match performance in Perpignan. The England international also bust 10 tackles from 14 carries.

Luke Thompson (St Helens)

The 23-year-old has been one of the best front-rowers in Super League this term. He made 137 metres from 15 carries against Catalans, averaging 9.13 metres per-drive. He also made 29 tackles in the game. He will no doubt play for England this autumn.

Daryl Clark (Warrington Wolves)

Clark has made it into the team of the week on a number of occasions this year. The 25-year-old has only missed two games this season but is continuing to tear Super League apart. He made 135 metres from 12 carries on Friday as well as making one tackle.

Gabe Hamlin (Wigan Warriors)

Hamlin has proved to be a good signing for the Warriors. He has already made 15 Super League appearances and was the best player on the park in Wigan’s 25-10 win over Wakefield. He made nine drives and 27 tackles.

Joe Greenwood (Wigan Warriors)

The 25-year-old was very impressive against Wakefield. He scored a try, made 29 tackles and made 125 metres from 17 drives in the game. You feel if he keeps playing like that then it will not be long until he plays for England’s senior side.

Jack Hughes (Warrington Wolves)

The England Knights representative has played in 82 consecutive games for Warrington, an astonishing stat. Hughes put in another solid shift against Huddersfield, making 33 tackles and taking 15 drives in. He could make it into the Super League dream team.

Tyler Randell (Wakefield Trinity)

The Australian was a standout performer for Wakefield in their loss at Wigan. He made 43 tackles and made seven runs from the dummy-half role. He led the team around well and was unfortunate to not come out of the game a winner.