The first week of Super League action came to a close.
It was a brilliant start to the new season and there were some surprises and some outstanding showings.
Fullback: Matt Dufty (Warrington Wolves)
As lively as ever at fullback and got the season up and running with a lovely try backing up Ben Currie. The pace he and others brought to the side against Leeds kept Rohan Smith’s side on the backfoot.
Wingers: Tom Johnstone (Catalans Dragons) & Tom Davies (Catalans Dragons)
The two Catalans Dragons wingers were both brilliant in the win against Wakefield Trinity with five tries between them and an assist. They have great finishing power and metre making abilities.
Centres: Shaun Kenny-Dowall (Hull KR) & Liam Sutcliffe (Hull FC)
A hat-trick for the Hull KR skipper, in fairness only one came at centre as he transitioned to the wing to replace the injured Ryan Hall but the experienced centre looked as good as ever. Hull FC centre Liam Sutcliffe joins him after a debut try against Castleford Tigers today.
Halfbacks: George Williams (Warrington Wolves) & Josh Drinkwater (Warrington Wolves)
Part of the reason Warrington were so good against Leeds was their new halfback partnership which offered the perfect balance as Josh Drinkwater gave George Williams the licence to run at defences and cause problems.
Props: Paul Vaughan (Warrington Wolves) & Jesse Sue (Hull KR)
The Man of the Match in the win against Leeds, Vaughan was superb and got through plenty of work making metres and playing long minutes. Another debutant in the shape of Jesse Sue was top drawer as well making metres against Wigan from the start.
Hooker: Brad Dwyer (Hull FC)
A brilliant debut for Brad Dwyer as he caused Castleford endless problems. He created Liam Sutcliffe’s try and made other breaks too. Leeds might be questioning letting him and Sutcliffe go.
Second-Rowers: James Batchelor (Hull KR) & Kane Linnett (Hull KR)
James Batchelor was outstanding against Wigan. He grabbed a few assists against Wigan as he moved to centre and came up with a game winning one on one strip on Jai Field. His teammate Kane Linnett was typically destructive on the left and crossed for a try.
Loose-Forward: James Harrison (Warrington Wolves)
Just as good as Vaughan, Harrison started at 13 put did stints at prop and second-row. He also got a deserved try as he also got through a tone of work.