Super 8’s Team of the Week: Round 3

Fullback – Stefan Ratchford (Warrington Wolves)

Pulled Hull’s defence to pieces all night. Made four offloads, nine tackle busts and three clean breaks, as well as grabbing a try of his own.

Wing – Tom Johnstone (Wakefield Trinity)

Scored two excellent tries as well as making an impressive 249 metres. An England call-up surely has to be on the horizon.

Centre – Bryson Goodwin (Warrington Wolves)

Scored five tries in Warrington’s demolition of Hull. Admittedly the Black and Whites’ defence was like a turnstile but his tries still took some finishing.

Centre – Bill Tupou (Wakefield Trinity)

Becoming a regular in the Team of the Week. Put in another big showing, making 151 metres from 20 carries. His movement with the ball in the build up to Jacob Miller’s try was also excellent to watch.

Wing – Oliver Gildart (Wigan Warriors)

Showed up well despite playing out of position. Had an unbelievable average gain, making an average of 18.25m per carry, and completely stood up Ben Barba for his try, which is no mean feat.

Stand-off – Jacob Miller (Wakefield Trinity)

Was absolutely electric against Huddersfield. Combined well with Ryan Hampshire and dictated Wakey’s attack all afternoon, as well as scoring a try through some great support play.

Scrum-half – Luke Gale (Castleford Tigers)

Showed no signs of ring rustiness, having a hand in several tries and kicking six goals on his return from injury.

Prop – Mike Cooper (Warrington Wolves)

Was completely dominant down the middle for the Wolves and constantly kickstarted their attacks, making four offloads throughout the night to keep the ball alive.

Hooker – James Roby (St Helens)

Consistent as ever, just unable to have as much of an impact against a good Wigan side. Put in his usual shift in defence, making 51 tackles.

Prop – Suaia Matagi (Huddersfield Giants)

Has made a big impact since arriving in West Yorkshire. Made the Giants’ most metres with 151 and didn’t seserve to be on the losing side.

Second Row – John Bateman (Wigan Warriors)

The stats say it all. Put in unbelievable work both with and without the ball, making 41 tackles, 10 tackle busts and 128 metres from 17 carries.

Second Row – Joe Greenwood (Wigan Warriors)

A solid man-of-the-match performance against his former club. Shaun Wane told him he needs to start ‘hitting like a Wigan player’ earlier in the week and he clearly took that on board.

Loose Forward – Jordan Crowther (Wakefield Trinity)

Came back into the Wakefield squad after spending the season with Dewsbury and more than held his own. Wasn’t afraid to get his hands on the ball and take on the line, as he looks to earn a new contract for 2019.