Witt named Player of the Round

Crusaders half-back Michael Witt has been named Frontline Index Player of the Round after inspiring his team to victory against Wakefield Trinity Wildcats in Round 14 of the Engage Super League.

This is the first time that the Australian has topped the table this season with a score of 821 Index points. Witt put in an impressive performance, making 26 tackles, 19 carries, 63 metres, one try, two clean breaks and five tackle busts.

Witt is joined in the Frontline Index Team of the Round by team-mate Elliot Kear while the Wildcats’ hard-working skipper Glenn Morrison also earned a spot in the line-up.

Hull FC’s recent return to form sees three representatives in the side with Martin Gleeson, Danny Houghton and Danny Tickle.

Huddersfield Giants’ impressive win against St Helens provided two players for the Frontline Index Team of the Round in the form of Eorl Crabtree and Dale Ferguson.

Taking the last few places in the select are Leeds Rhinos winger Ryan Hall, Hull KR’s Kris Welham, Bradford Bulls captain Andy Lynch along with Wigan Warriors duo Sam Tomkins and Thomas Leuluai.

Points are calculated from every action made by players with every involvement given a points value depending on the importance and frequency of the action. 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 Round with the highest scoring individual earning the Frontline Index Player of the Round 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. Castleford Tigers player Rangi Chase is still in the lead for the prize at the end of the season with the impressive 1,049 points total in Round 9.

Michael Witt stats v Wakefield Trinity Wildcats
26 tackles
19 carries
63 metres
2 clean breaks
5 tackle busts
3 offloads
1 try assist
1 try

Frontline Index Team of the Round
1. Sam Tomkins (Wigan Warriors) 709
2. Ryan Hall (Leeds Rhinos) 750
3. Kris Welham (Hull KR) 715
4. Martin Gleeson (Hull FC) 655
5. Elliott Kear (Crusaders) 753
6. Michael Witt (Crusaders) 821
7. Thomas Leuluai (Wigan Warriors) 683
8. Eorl Crabtree (Huddersfield Giants) 770
9. Danny Houghton (Hull FC) 705
10. Andy Lynch (Bradford Bulls) 689
11. Dale Ferguson (Huddersfield Giants) 653
12. Danny Tickle (Hull FC) 618
13. Glenn Morrison (Wakefield Trinity Wildcats) 606

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