World Cup Round Two Team of the Week: Leeds Rhinos signing & Wigan Warriors man feature

The second week of the Rugby League World Cup has been and gone.

So, now is the perfect time to reflect once again. So, here’s our team of the week for the second week of World Cup action.

Fullback: Alex Johnston
We saw the class of Alex Johnston last night as his flick pass created a superb try for Rodrick Tai in the second half. That was just one of a number of touches of class that showed just good he is no matter what position he plays.

Wingers: Dom Young & Josh Addo-Carr
Josh Addo-Carr was a certainty in this team after scoring four tries including a sensational effort which won’t be forgotten by anyone who saw it live. Likewise with Dom Young’s second try of England’s win against France. He ran for a total of 247 and is a walking highlight reel.

Centres: Tim Lafai & Herbie Farnworth
Jon Wilkin described Herbie Farnworth as “flawless” against France and he wasn’t far wrong. Though not the headline grabber, Farnworth was great on both sides of the ball. He’s joined by Salford’s Tim Lafai who scored twice against Greece and had an assist as he made his World Cup debut.

Halfbacks: George Williams & Mitchell Moses
Again, Jon Wilkin was full of praise for an England player on Saturday as he described George Williams as “World Class” after his Man of the Match performance against France where he was the glue that held England together in some tough spells. He’s joined by Mitchell Moses who almost single-handedly picked apart Ireland on Sunday with some moments of sheer class.

Props: Junior Paulo & Justin Sangare
It may seem strange to include a prop from a team beaten 42-18 in the Team of the Week, but Justin Sangare was outstanding in his stints against England dragging France back into the game when they were 18-0 down. He was near unstoppable. He’s joined by Junior Paulo who was at the heart of Samoa’s brutal domination of Greece up the middle and got on the score sheet for good measure.

Hooker: Danny Levi
Like Paulo, Levi was a menace for Greece to handle this week. The former Huddersfield Giants hooker got himself two tries as he prepares to join the Canberra Raiders.

Second-Rowers: Rhyse Martin & John Bateman
John Bateman proved his worth to Shaun Wane when he came up with the game breaking moment and it was that moment of quality that sees him in this team. He’s joined by Rhyse Martin who helped himself to a try and four goals as well as the Man of the Match as Papua New Guinea beat Cook Islands.

Loose-Forward: Victor Radley
Just like last week, Victor Radley was at the heart of most things England did well. He created a lovely try for Luke Thompson and scored himself as he proved his worth.

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