Super 8s Round 6: Team of the Week

Drew Darbyshire

There are four players from St Helens in the team of the week. 

Ben Barba (St Helens)

The Man of Steel favourite was certainly back to his best on Saturday as he scored two tries to help St Helens beat Warrington. The 29-year-old made three clean breaks and bust 11 tackles from nine carries in the game.

Morgan Escare (Wigan Warriors)

The France international started at full-back in Wigan’s win at Huddersfield and he certainly didn’t let head coach Shaun Wane down. Escare put in a man of the match performance by scoring a try and kicking a drop-goal.

Ryan Morgan (St Helens)

Morgan has been an unsung hero for Saints this season. He was brilliant against Warrington, making 127 metres from eight drives, averaging 15.88 metres per-carry. He provided an assist and also made 19 tackles. The 28-year-old bust seven tackles and made two clean breaks.

Oliver Gildart (Wigan Warriors)

The 22-year-old had an impressive all-round game on Thursday as he scored a try to help Wigan win at Huddersfield. Gildart made 14 carries and made eight tackles in the Super 8s clash.

Greg Eden (Castleford Tigers)

Eden just can’t stop scoring in the Super 8s! He scored four tries in Castleford’s win over West Yorkshire rivals Wakefield. He made 130 metres from 11 carries, averaging 11.82 metres per-drive. He made four clean breaks and bust three tackles.

Danny Richardson (St Helens)

The 22-year-old has had one hell of a season. He was instrumental in Saints’ victory against Warrington, scoring a try and kicking five goals. Richardson bust three tackles and made one clean break plus 10 tackles.

Luke Gale (Castleford Tigers)

Castleford fans will be glad they have got Gale back at exactly the right time. The England international put in a classy display to help the Tigers win the derby. Gale came up with two assists and his kicking game was exceptional.

Matty English (Huddersfield Giants)

The 20-year-old has already played 17 first-team games for Huddersfield and he has a bright future ahead of him. He was unlucky to be on the losing side as the Giants were defeated by Wigan. He made 26 tackles and 13 carries.

Theo Fages (St Helens)

The France international put in a hard-working display in at dummy-half against the Wolves. Fages came off the bench to make 35 tackles in the game and he made one clean break and bust five tackles. He even came up with an assist.

Grant Millington (Castleford Tigers)

The 31-year-old old is a fan favourite at the Mend-A-Hose Jungle and you can see why. He always puts in a good shift and he made 26 tackles against Wakefield as well as making 16 drives. Millington also bagged a try.

Kenny Edwards (Catalans Dragons)

Edwards has proved his worth since arriving from Parramatta Eels midway through the season. He put in another big display in Catalans’ win over Hull FC. He scored a try and made 107 metres from nine carries in the game, busting five tackles.

Joe Greenwood (Wigan Warriors)

Greenwood has proved to be one of the best buys of the season. He continues to impress every week and he made 34 tackles against Huddersfield as well as 20 carries. He made over 150 metres and also made two offloads.

Greg Bird (Catalans Dragons)

The former Australia and New South Wales star has been one of Catalans’ best players this term. He was first class in their win at the KCOM Stadium. He made 200 metres from 22 carries and even made 22 tackles. Bird also provided an assist.