Super League Team of the Week: Round 23

Full-back – Zak Hardaker (Castleford Tigers)

Hardaker says he’s better now than he was when he won the Man of Steel. The 25-year-old’s recent performances certainly back that comment up. His latest outing saw him deliver another incredible field-length try as he helped Castleford see off the Catalan Dragons.

Wing – Jy Hitchcox (Castleford Tigers)

Showed tremendous agility to score one of the tries of the season as his double secured a 20th regular season win for the Castleford Tigers.

Centre – Peta Hiku (Warrington Wolves)

The former Penrith man delivered his best performance to date for the Wolves since his arrival, scoring his first try and gaining 165 meters in the win over Widnes.

Centre – Samisoni Langi (Leigh Centurions)

Langi was a constant threat for the Centurions as they saw off the Salford Red Devils. He showed great strength and agility to score a try and also contributed by gaining 136 meters.

Wing – Matty Russell (Warrington Wolves)

Scored two tries on his return from a lengthy injury absence and didn’t show any signs of rustiness in this game. Russell was a constant threat and also gained an impressive 204 meters.

Stand-off – George Williams (Wigan Warriors)

A clinical display from Williams as he showed his class against an under-strength Leeds side. Super League’s top assister added a 26th to his season’s tally as well as bagging two tries for the Warriors in the win over the Rhinos.

Scrum-half – Danny Richardson (St Helens)

Richardson is a youngster who the Saints have high hopes for and his performance against Wakefield showed why. Wakefield found it hard to deal with him and he jinked his way past their defence to score his first try for the Saints.

Prop – Scott Taylor (Hull FC)

In a game that wasn’t pretty on the eye, Taylor produced a gritty display to ensure his side came out on top against the Giants. He was Hull FC’s top metre-maker in the game, making 176 meters while Taylor also made 19 carries and completed 30 tackles.

Hooker – James Roby (St Helens)

Roby was back to his best as he helped the Saints to an impressive victory away at Wakefield Trinity. He controlled the ruck and got himself a try as Trinity struggled to get hold of him.

Prop – Grant Millington (Castleford Tigers)

As always, Millington was the driving force in the middle of the park for the Tigers as they ended the regular Super League season with a win over the Catalan Dragons.

Castleford Tigers 42-24 Wakefield Trinity

Second-row – John Bateman (Wigan Warriors)

A very youthful looking Leeds side struggled to control him and Bateman punished them. He made eight offloads and was a thorn in the Rhinos’ side all evening.

Second-row – Atelea Vea (Leigh Centurions)

Vea delivered a man of the match display to help Leigh avoid finishing bottom of the Super League during the regular season. He scored a try and made his presence felt in the win over Salford, completing 36 tackles.

Loose-forward – Lachlan Burr (Leigh Centurions)

A dominating display from Burr who was effective with and without the ball. The stats back that up with the forward making 185 meters while also completing 40 tackles.