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Super 8’s Team of the Week: Round 6

Wakefield Trinity 16-41 St Helens

Fullback – Ben Barba (St Helens)

Was back at his best on Saturday. Linked up well with Lomax and Richardson and showed great vision for his two opportunistic tries, as well as making the game’s most tackle busts with 11.

Wing – Regan Grace (St Helens)

Was potent in attack as usual but also showed how much his defence has come on this year. His textbook tackle on Josh Charnley in the 20th minute saved what was a certain try.

Centre – Ryan Morgan (St Helens)

Made a huge impact on his return to action, creating plenty of chances down the right flank. Made seven tackle busts as well as a great break to set up Danny Richardson’s try.

Centre – Brayden Wiliame (Catalan Dragons)

Put in his usual solid performance at centre. Was reliable in defence as well as being a threat in attack, making 151 metres, six tackle busts and scoring a try.

Wing – Greg Eden (Castleford Tigers)

Showed his superior finishing ability with a four-try display. Most of them came from good moves inside but the solo effort for his third was special.

Stand-off – Jonny Lomax (St Helens)

Scored a try and had a hand in numerous others. Him and Richardson have to be the strongest halfback combination in the league.

Scrum-half – Luke Gale (Castleford Tigers)

Orchestrated the Tigers’ attack with some superb pieces of skill and vision. Had a hand in four of his side’s seven tries as well as controlling Wakefield with an astute kicking game.

Prop – Jack Ashworth (St Helens)

Was superb off the bench with ball-in-hand, coming up with 108 metres and four offloads. His barnstorming run through the middle of the Warrington defence in the lead up to Grace’s try was a particular highlight.

Hooker – Sam Powell (Wigan Warriors)

Showed up again at hooker for Shaun Wane’s men. Was the game’s top tackler with 68, as well as being quick out of dummy half on a night that didn’t favour the pivots.

Prop – Mike Cooper (Warrington Wolves)

Deserved a mention despite being on the back of a big loss. Made 16 marauding carries in attack, as well as making his side’s most tackles with 30. Young Huddersfield prop Matty English also deserves an honourable mention.

Second Row – Joe Greenwood (Wigan Warriors)

Lead from the front in the Warriors’ pack despite the poor conditions. Made the game’s most metres with 153 and ran some good lines.

Second Row – Kenny Edwards (Catalan Dragons)

His involvement was limited but effective. Made five tackle busts, as well as having a hand in the penultimate try before scoring the clincher.

Loose Forward – Greg Bird (Catalan Dragons)

A real enforcer down the middle for the Dragons. Made 200 metres and a solid 22 tackles, as well as laying on a beautiful pass for Kenny Edwards’ try.

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