Tomkins named Player of the Round

Wigan Warriors full-back Sam Tomkins is this week’s Frontline Index Player of the Round after a tremendous performance against Salford City Reds in Round 4 of Engage Super League.

His index total of 857 points was just enough to edge out Warriors team-mate Thomas Leuluai, who scored 844 points, and claim the title for the first time this season.

It was a memorable first starting appearance for Warrington Wolves centre Rhys Evans who amassed 552 points in his performance against Leeds Rhinos on Saturday. Also from that match, Leeds Rhinos winger Ryan Hall makes the Frontline Index Team of the Round.

Huddersfield Giants winger Jermaine McGillvary was one of three Giants to make the select in their 18-10 win over Harlequins RL. He is joined by Giants captain Kevin Brown and loose forward Luke O’Donnell. Harlequins RL are represented in the Frontline Index Team of the Round by hooker Andy Ellis.

St Helens captain James Graham and centre Michael Shenton appear in the Team of the Round following their performance in their 22-16 victory against French side Catalan Dragons in Perpignan.

Completing the Frontline Index Team of the Round includes Hull KR second row Ben Galea, Catalan Dragons second row Setaimata Sa and Bradford Bulls captain Andy Lynch.

Points are calculated from every action made by players, every involvement is given a points value depending on the importance and frequency of the action. For example a try would be the highest scoring value, with actions such as tackles and carries scoring smaller values. Mistakes such as handling errors or penalties conceded would incur negative values.

At the end of a match, all the players’ actions will be added together to give a game score. The 13 individuals with the highest scores in each position on the field of play will earn inclusion in the Frontline Index Team of the Week with the highest scoring individual earning the Frontline Index Player of the Week title.

The player with the single most outstanding performance during the regular season will win the Frontline Index and be presented with a £1,000 cheque at the 2011 Engage Super League Man of Steel dinner.

Sam Tomkins stats v Salford City Reds
243 metres
2 clean breaks
10 tackle busts
1 handling error
6 tackles
1 missed tackle
6 kicks in play
11.6 average metres per carry

Frontline Index Team of the Round

1.      Sam Tomkins (Wigan Warriors) 857
2.      Jermaine McGillvary (Huddersfield Giants) 624
3.      Michael Shenton (St Helens) 687
4.      Rhys Evans (Warrington Wolves) 552
5.      Ryan Hall (Leeds Rhinos) 575
6.      Kevin Brown (Huddersfield Giants) 714
7.      Thomas Leuluai (Wigan Warriors) 844
8.      James Graham (St Helens) 733
9.      Andy Ellis (Harlequins RL) 697
10.   Andy Lynch (Bradford Bulls) 700
11.   Ben Galea (Hull KR) 658
12.   Setaimata Sa (Catalan Dragons) 761
13.   Luke O’Donnell (Huddersfield Giants) 814

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