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Super League Team of the Week: Magic Weekend

Widnes Vikings 12-34 Wakefield Trinity

Full-back – Scott Grix (Wakefield Trinity)

Has been one of the most consistent performers so far and was once again an influential figure for Wakefield. His two tries helped Trinity see off the Widnes Vikings.

Wing – Tommy Makinson (St Helens)

Produced one of the highlights of the season so far with a sensational try, running the length of the pitch and evading several challenges. He was one of the standout performers for the Saints as they thrashed Hull FC.

Centre – Michael Shenton (Castleford Tigers)

Took the game by the scruff of the neck against the Leeds Rhinos, playing a pivotal role in a number of tries for the Tigers. Often an unsung hero, he certainly made his presence felt as he led Castleford to another victory.

Centre – Aaron Murphy (Huddersfield Giants)

In a game that lacked quality, Murphy was the one that stood out from the crowd with a very assured performance.  His influence was plain to see as he helped his side pick up their fourth win of the season.

Wing – Greg Eden (Castleford Tigers)

Leeds failed to get to grips with him and he made them pay for it. His superb hat-trick saw him extend his lead at the top of the try scoring charts and he is proving to be a fine signing for the Tigers.

Stand-off – Robert Lui (Salford Red Devils)

Showed his importance to Salford once again as his creativity gave them the edge over the Leigh Centurions. He makes them tick and the Red Devils will be extremely keen to keep him beyond the end this season.

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Scrum-half –  Matty Smith (St Helens)

He has blown hot and cold so far this season, but this was one of his better performances to date for the Saints. Smith was a calming influence for those around him and also provided an attacking threat with a couple of assists in the win over Hull FC.

Prop – Alex Walmsley (St Helens, Star Man)

Outstanding. He was the reason why the Saints were too hot to handle for Hull FC, helping himself to a brace of tries. His performance will have certainly made England head coach Wayne Bennett stand up and take notice.

Hooker – Daryl Clark (Warrington Wolves)

Looked more like his usual self after a strong performance against Wigan. Clark was able to grab himself a try, while his speed caused the Warriors plenty of problems as the two sides played out a dramatic draw.

Prop – Mike Cooper (Warrington Wolves)

Gave everything for the cause and though the Wolves will be disappointed that they were unable to hold on for the win against Wigan, Cooper’s contribution made sure they didn’t lose the game altogether.

Second-row – Ben Murdoch-Masila (Salford Red Devils)

Quite simply unplayable. The forward delivered a Man of the Match performance as he smashed his way through the Leigh defence to bag a brace of tries. His development under Ian Watson has been very impressive.

Second-row – Matty Ashurst (Wakefield Trinity)

Continues to catch the eye and played his part once again, scoring a try to help Trinity pick up their third straight win. It was a solid performance all-round with 40 tackles completed and Wakefield will be hoping he can continue this impressive form.

Loose-forward – Sean O’Loughlin (Wigan Warriors)

Someone the Warriors can always depend on and O’Loughlin showed his class to help Wigan share the points against Warrington. With a number of youngsters in their side, he is the one player Shaun Wane can rely on when the going gets tough.

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