Super League Team of the Week: Castleford Tigers, Warrington Wolves and Leeds Rhinos dominate

Well, that’s the first part of the Easter program done and dusted and what a start it has been!

Four games took place on Maundy Thursday, with Catalans Dragons just about scraping past French rivals Toulouse Olympique, 18-10.

Warrington Wolves finally got back on the horse with a convincing 32-18 win over Salford Red Devils before Castleford Tigers ran out 34-4 easy winners against Wakefield Trinity.

That left a pulsating derby at Headingley, with Leeds Rhinos and Huddersfield Giants sharing the spoils at 20-20 – even after two halves of Golden Point.

Hull KR ran out 16-4 winners over Hull FC to break the Hull derby domination from the Black and Whites before St Helens once more dominated Wigan Warriors in a 22-4 victory.

But, just how would the Super League Team of the Week shape up?

1. Lachlan Coote – Hull KR

It was a highly accomplished display from Lachlan Coote at fullback in his first Hull derby. Scoring twice and having a hand in everything Rovers did well, the former St Helens number one was in inspired form.

2. Ethan Ryan – Hull KR

His first appearance of the season for Hull KR and boy what a performance it was! Ethan Ryan shut down a number of FC attacks with ease, picking the right man in defence every time. He will surely give Tony Smith a selection headache.

3. Konrad Hurrell – St Helens

He was denied a try in a harsh call, but Konrad Hurrell was a major weapon for St Helens in their dominant win over Wigan, causing havoc on a number of occasions.

4. Toby King – Warrington Wolves

The Warrington centre scored a hat-trick and was devastating all night down Warrington’s left edge as they put Salford to the sword.

5. Matty Ashton – Warrington Wolves

Warrington’s left edge was devastating against Salford with five tries coming down that side, and, Matty Ashton notched two of those including a superb acrobatic effort.

6. Liam Sutcliffe – Leeds Rhinos

Named in the halves due to the absence of Aidan Sezer, Liam Sutcliffe excelled as Leeds took home a point against Huddersfield. The utility man scored a try and had a hand in everything the Rhinos did well.

7. Josh Drinkwater – Catalans Dragons

This man just oozes class and Josh Drinkwater’s performance against Toulouse demonstrated just why he is so highly thought of in the south of France. It really was a commanding display.

8. Liam Watts – Castleford Tigers

When Castleford needed go forward against Wakefield last night, Liam Watts more than provided it with some bulldozing runs and wicked offloads tearing Trinity apart.

9. Paul McShane – Castleford Tigers

Castleford took Wakefield apart throughout their Thursday night fixture and Paul McShane was devastating down the middle, scoring one of the cheekiest tries you will ever see.

10. Rob Mulhern – Warrington Wolves

Named as starting prop, Rob Mulhern certainly delivered for boss Daryl Powell against Salford with an incredibly mature performance, worthy of a starting shirt.

11. Kenny Edwards – Castleford Tigers

Yet another superb performance from the new signing in Castleford colours. Kenny Edwards was seriously impressive against Wakefield, scoring a dazzling try and causing Trinity problems all night long.

12. Joe Batchelor – St Helens

Against the likes of Liam Farrell and Willie Isa, Joe Batchelor more than matched his Wigan opponents in the pack with a strong display.

13. Joe Westerman – Castleford Tigers

What an inspired signing this is proving to be by Lee Radford! Joe Westerman keeps going from strength to strength and, on this form, he must be picked for England.

Substitutes

14. Brad Dwyer – Leeds Rhinos

Leeds needed some much needed inspiration when Jack Walker went off injured before half-time in the Rhinos’ win over Huddersfield and Brad Dwyer more than provided that.

15. Morgan Gannon – Leeds Rhinos

This young man has got such a bright future ahead of him and Morgan Gannon underlined just why that is with a brilliant performance off the bench against Huddersfield.

16. Joe Philbin – Warrington Wolves

When Warrington needed some impact from the bench, Joe Philbin brought that in spades, scoring one try and cutting Salford apart down the middle.

17. Agnatius Paasi – St Helens

Talk about bringing a man mountain off the bench! Agnatius Paasi made some superb runs through the heart of the Wigan defence from the bench.

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