Wakefield Trinity – Morgan Escare
He’s been a Trinity player for a matter of weeks but already French flyer Morgan Escare has become one of Chris Chester’s key men in both attack and defence. His electric pace and eye for a gap make him a constant threat, as does his tireless work off the ball which constantly draws in defenders and creates gaps elsewhere. He’s spent most of the season as an outcast at Wigan and while his parent club will be striving for Super League glory in the coming weeks, Escare could become a hero in West Yorkshire within the next few hours.
Huddersfield Giants – Kruise Leeming
Arguably one of Super League’s most underrated players, Leeming’s influence on the Giants’ attack and defence will play a huge role in their clash with Catalans tonight. His speed out of dummy half is what often puts the Giants on the front foot and allows the likes of Matt Frawley and Lee Gaskell to create the best possible try-scoring opportunities. That, combined with his ruthless defensive effort, are what make the 24-year-old a vital cog in the Huddersfield wheel.
Hull KR – Danny McGuire
One asset McGuire possesses more than the majority of his teammates is big game experience. The 36-year-old has played in nine Grand Finals and six Challenge Cup Finals, so certainly isn’t a stranger to that type of atmosphere. This may be a completely different type of big game at the opposite end of the table, but McGuire’s past experience could prove vital if KR are to upset in-form Salford. The maverick halfback has been at the heart of Rovers’ wins on more than one occasion this year and will be keen to put in a big performance in what will be his final career game.
London Broncos – Brock Lamb
His signing felt somewhat understated by the majority of Super League but the young halfback has had an instant impact at the Broncos. His running game and creative flair complement Jordan Abdull’s calmer, more settled style to a tee, while he’s built up a handy partnership with hooker James Cunningham and fullback Alex Walker. He produced a stunning piece of skill last week to set up Jay Pitts’ match winning try and keep London in the survival scrap and will likely need to produce something similar to keep them up tonight.