Already, things are heating up as several clubs now face a desperate scramble to survive relegation, whereas others are starting to cruise away at the top of the table.
Plenty more pulsating action from round seven of the Betfred Super League, check out who made the Team of the Week!
Coach – Justin Holbrook
Could it be anyone else?! Justin Holbrook really means business as his St Helens effortlessly despatched the Castleford Tigers at the Mend-A-Hose Jungle on Friday.
Eight tries to two, perhaps should have been one, the Saints ran riot and gave their opposition a serious reality check for challenging silverware.
Their attack was uncontainable and even their defence was nigh on impenetrable as Castleford had to wait until the very end to effectively penetrate them.
Holbrook has worked wonders at the Saints, turning them from pretenders to the team to beat as the St Helens look set for another year at the top, perhaps even besting their 2006 season?!
Full-back – Lachlan Coote
One of the main men in the trouncing of Castleford was Scottish international Lachlan Coote.
The 28-year-old regains his spot with ease as his attack was simply sensational.
Scoring a try, providing an assist was only his tiniest contribution, with five tackle busts, eight attacking kicks, two clean breaks and 113 metres from 17 carries tiring out a wearing looking Castleford outfit and reaffirming his side’s statement of being the team to beat!
Wingers – Fouad Yaha & Jermaine McGillvary
Two juggernauts line-up on the wings in Fouad Yaha and Jermaine McGillvary.
Yaha enjoyed a memorable night, scoring four tries in a significant home win over Leeds.
Not forgetting his 74 metres and two clean breaks helped keep the Rhinos busy throughout.
Similar superlatives befell McGillvary as the England international was far too much for Hull KR to handle.
Two tries, an assist, nine tackle busts and a staggering 196 metres was just the sort of individual performance the Giants have craven as they now look to truly kick-start their 2019 season!
Centres – Mark Percival & Elliot Kear
Another England international in Mark Percival is actually named for the first time this season, joined by Welshman Elliot Kear.
Percival was another heavily involved in the Saints’ complete performance, bagging a try, two assists, four tackle busts and 139 metres from 16 carries, demonstrating his international prowess once again.
As did Kear, despite ending up on the losing side. He caused havoc for Hull FC throughout, scoring a try, providing an assist, four tackle busts, three clean breaks and 162 metres from 18 carries.
Superb stuff from both players and no doubt more to follow!
Stand-off – George Williams
Regaining the position at stand-off is George Williams. The local Wiganer helped his side back to winning ways in a hard fought win at Salford.
He bagged a hat-trick of tries, put in seven attacking kicks and managed 169 metres from 15 carries that helped kept his side ticking.
Furthermore, Williams proved again why he has been on the NRL’s radar but first things first, is he the man now to begin Wigan’s revival?!
Scrum-half – Jackson Hastings
Completing the back line is Salford’s star signing Jackson Hastings.
The Australian has turned down interest from other clubs, something Salford will be most grateful for as, despite losing, Hastings enjoyed another superb performance for the Red Devils.
He put in 12 attacking kicks, managed 176 metres from 27 carries and even completed 19 tackles that kept Salford competitive and why they should not be underestimated as a club, despite recent off-field issues.
Props – Scott Taylor & Chris Hill
This week’s front row sees an all English combination in Hull’s Scott Taylor and Warrington’s Chris Hill.
Taylor worked hard as Hull FC returned to winning ways with a struggle against London Broncos.
The Hull-born put in 26 tackles and managed six tackle busts plus 118 metres from 12 carries that helped keep the Airlie Birds on top throughout.
Hill performed just as hard, even scoring a try in Warrington’s edgy win at Wakefield, plus completed 21 tackles as well as 122 metres from 13 carries.
This Friday should welcome a mouth-watering affair, between both players as well as both clubs as the rugby league world should be set for a treat between the previous Wembley winners!
Hooker – Kruise Leeming
A tough choice this one but edging it was Huddersfield’s Kruise Leeming.
The 23-year-old bagged two tries against the Robins and also provided an assist.
However, he led by example in the one-sided affair; four tackle busts, 123 metres from 21 carries and even completed 27 tackles to keep their visitors restricted to just eight points.
A turning point for Simon Woolford’s Huddersfield side? Possibly as we could see a lot more quality from them in 2019, anything to keep that audacious cowbell sounding, right?!
Second-rowers – Josh Jones & Zeb Taia
The back row might interest some as Salford’s Josh Jones is joined by veteran Zeb Taia.
Jones may have lost but demonstrated once again why he’s a stand out at Salford as he caused plenty of problems for Wigan.
The 25-year-old scored a try, managed seven tackle busts, 113 metres from 20 carries and even completed 34 tackles that helped keep Salford in the game, almost getting them a win.
Though it was not to be, an admirable effort nonetheless and speaking of which, Taia produced yet another one in St Helens’ thrashing of Castleford.
Taia bagged a try, managed three clean breaks and twice as many tackle busts as his side were just unstoppable.
He also managed 143 metres from 18 carries, a rather impressive feat against a Tigers team that boasts a sizable forward pack.
Loose-forward – Mickael Goudemand
Lining up at loose-forward is a ‘newbie’ in Mickael Goudemand.
The 23-year-old was another star in Catalans’ home win over Leeds, proving his loyalty to Steve McNamara in selecting the youngster.
The Frenchman managed 118 metres from 12 carries, two tackle busts and completed 19 tackles that was enough to keep the Rhinos at bay and keep them rooted at the foot of the table, helping the Dragons secure back-to-back wins also in the process!