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Super 8’s Team of the Week: Round 7

Fullback – Jamie Shaul (Hull FC)

Was a thorn in Wigan’s side all evening. Showed good awareness to score from Jake Connor’s grubber, as well as making nine tackle busts and two clean breaks.

Wing – David Mead (Catalan Dragons)

Scored 16 of his side’s 22 points with a blistering four-try display. Rotated between fullback and wing and was effective in both positions, coming up with some class finishes.

Centre – Joe Arundel (Wakefield Trinity)

Missed most of the season through injury but has finished strongly. Made the game’s most metres with 144 and grabbed a well-deserved try.

Centre – Oliver Gildart (Wigan Warriors)

Troubled Hull in attack and made some crucial reads and tackles in defence. His close range try in the 61st minute was what edged the Warriors ahead and ultimately won them the game.

Wing – Josh Charnley (Warrington Wolves)

Didn’t get on the scoresheet this week but did plenty of groundwork for the Wolves. Made 141 metres from 14 runs, five tackle busts, three clean breaks and an assist.

Stand-off – George Williams (Wigan Warriors)

Dictated his side’s attack all game. Wasn’t afraid to take on the line and beat defenders, making six tackle busts and one clean break.

Scrum-half – Josh Drinkwater (Catalan Dragons)

Another controlling performance from halfback. Ran the show in the second half, pulling the Dragons back from their 12-point halftime deficit with two superb try assists.

Prop – Luke Douglas (St Helens)

Made a huge impact off the bench for Saints. Laid on a beautiful offload for Morgan Knowles’ try and was Saints’ top tackler with 38.

Hooker – Danny Houghton (Hull FC)

Was the defensive rock that he always is. Made 49 tackles, only missing four, as well as being effective in attack with one line break and three tackle busts.

Prop – Matty Lees (St Helens)

Proving to be one of Super League’s best young forwards. Ran and tackled hard all game, best summed up by his try, where he crashed through two Cas defenders to dive over.

Second Row – Ben Murdoch-Masila (Warrington Wolves)

A barnstorming performance from the Tongan international. Scored a sensational 45m try that saw him smash past fellow unit Pauli Pauli before sidestepping fullback Max Jowitt.

Second Row – Morgan Knowles (St Helens)

A superb performance in both attack and defence from Saints’ young player of the year. Showed a great burst of pace for his try, as well as making 33 tackles and having the best average gain, making 10.13 metres per carry.

Loose Forward – Gabriel Hamlin (Wigan Warriors)

Another powerful performance from the young Aussie. Scored a well-deserved try, as well as making 30 tackles and four tackle busts.

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