Team of the Week: Only five clubs feature as three teams dominate

It has been amazing Magic Weekend.

With over 60,000 tickets sold, the fans were out in force and the players delivered and outstanding weekend of rugby league action.

It all started in a huge clash in the play-off picture as Salford Red Devils and Hull KR battled for a place in the top four.

The Red Devils may have trailed 16-14 late on but magic from Ryan Brierley gave the Red Devils the win.

In game two, Catalans Dragons blew Wigan Warriors away as Tom Johnstone shone brightly against the Warriors to take top spot on the day.

To wrap up Saturday, Castleford Tigers battled back from 24-14 to defeat rivals Leeds Rhinos and claim only their third win of the season.

On Sunday, Leigh Leopards showed the rest of the league what they are capable of as they moved into the top four by battering Wakefield Trinity.

Speaking of battering, St Helens ploughed through Huddersfield Giants to claim the win in the penultimate game of the season.

In the final game, Hull FC stunned Warrington Wolves in a weekend of upsets to claim a famous win and keep Catalans top.

A great weekend of rugby but who makes our team of the week?

Fullback: Ryan Brierley (Salford Red Devils)
The match winner in game one. He carved Hull KR open on a couple of occasions at the end as Salford scored the decisive tries.

Wingers: Tom Johnstone (Catalans Dragons) & Tommy Makinson (St Helens)
Seven tries between them at the Magic Weekend. Both seemed unstoppable and devastating. Makinson set a new record for points in a Magic Weekend game.

Centres: Konrad Hurrell (St Helens) & Ricky Leutele (Leigh Leopards)
Makinson was helped along by two try hero Konrad Hurrell who devastated Huddersfield from start to finish. Leigh’s Ricky Leutele was a similarly devastating against Wakefield.

Halfbacks: Lachlan Lam (Leigh Leopards) & Jonny Lomax (St Helens)
two tries for Lam who was so dangerous. Perhaps his best moment was creating Edwin Ipape’s try in the second half. Jonny Lomax meanwhile was the creative hub for St Helens. He knitted everything today.

Props: Tyler Dupree (Salford Red Devils) & Siosiua Taukeiaho (Catalans Dragons)
A great performance for Tyler Dupree against the club interested in securing his services. He hasn’t let the talk about his future effect him. Meanwhile, it was Catalans’ pack that hurt Wigan on Saturday and Taukeiaho led the way.

Hooker: Chris Atkin (Salford Red Devils)
A stand in hooker and the match winner for Salford. He gave the Red Devils threat from dummy half.

Second-Rowers: Matt Whitley (Catalans Dragons) & Josh Griffin (Hull FC)
Returning to the narrative around Catalans’ dominance in the middle, Whitley was key to that as well and even scored twice and was unlucky not to claim the Man of the Match. Josh Griffin went one better with a hat-trick of tries as he was the hero.

Loose-Forward: James Bell (St Helens)
Celebrating his new deal, James Bell continued to show why St Helens haven’t missed the suspended Morgan Knowles.