Super League Team of the Week: One side dominates with six players

Another fantastic round of Super League action has been and gone.

It all started as Wigan Warriors succumbed to a surprising second defeat in their opening four games to start the season losing to the unbeaten Catalans Dragons 18-10 in front of a string crowd despite the snow.

Catalans were joined at the Super League summit by Warrington Wolves who beat Hull KR on Friday night to make it four wins from four.

The big story on Friday was the stunning win from Leigh Leopards who rallied late to come back from 12-0 down to beat Champions St Helens 20-12. It was the second defeat in a row for the World Champions and it came in front of a buzzing Leigh Sports village.

Credit the four West Yorkshire clubs who played on Friday despite the snow in the area. Leeds beat Wakefield 26-0, Trinity haven’t scored in three games. This game recorded the best attendance of the weekend despite the freezing temperatures.

Elsewhere in Huddersfield, in Castleford’s first game after the departure of Lee Radford, the Tigers were soundly beaten.

That was the case in Hull on Saturday as Hull FC were thrashed 60-14 by Salford in front of a big crowd.

Fullback: Ryan Brierley (Salford)
Devastating out the back for Salford on Saturday or coming up on the inside. One of Super League’s most underrated players and perhaps in the same bracket for support play as the likes of Danny McGuire and Brent Webb. Superb at the weekend.

Wingers: David Fusitu’a (Leeds) & Leroy Cudjoe (Huddersfield)
A brace for David Fusitu’a on a night where he again showed his metre making prowess. He is flying under the radar but having a quietly good season. Leroy Cudjoe meanwhile offered Huddersfield experience on the wing and crossed for a try.

Centres: Tim Lafai (Salford) & Zak Hardaker (Leigh)
Lafai did as he does best as he tore Hull FC apart with powerful runs, evasion and offloads and he also backed himself a brace. Zak Hardaker meanwhile was the match winner against St Helens with a superb solo try.

Halfbacks: Brodie Croft (Salford) & Marc Sneyd (Salford)
These two were at the heart of Salford’s demolition of Hull FC. They tore them to shreds with superb runs and picking the right plays. The duo were quite superb in the win.

Props: Tom Holroyd (Leeds) & Tyler Dupree (Salford)
Two young props who scored tries this weekend. They both have huge potential, power and physicality. They stood out at the weekend and will continue to do so.

Hooker: Andy Ackers (Salford)
Every attack has a point of origin and Ackers was almost always that as Salford picked apart Hull FC. His decision making was almost always on point and provided the platform for others to shine.

Second-Rowers: Manu Ma’u (Catalans) & Chris McQueen (Huddersfield)
Two second-rowers who impressed this weekend crossing for tries. The pair have power and an eye for an opportunity.

Loose-Forward: Cameron Smith (Leeds)
Cameron Smith is in superb form at the start of the season with skills and strength in the middle of the field. He played really long minutes against Wakefield over the weekend.

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