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Kingstone Press Championship - Green named Player of the Week

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#1 Honor James

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Posted 18 February 2013 - 04:25 PM

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Sheffield Eagles second row Peter Green has been named Player of the Week following his performance in Sheffield’s 52-20 Kingstone Press Championship win at Swinton Lions.
Green also retained his selection in the Team of the Week, and has moved up to second place in the table for the competition’s end of season Player of the Year award.

Every week each coach in the Championship (and Championship One once it begins) will be consulted to help choose both a Team of the Week and Player of the Week. A top five will then be formed for the individual award, with the points awarded counting towards the Championship’s Player of the Year accolade.

The weekly awards will also see a team performance and try of the round selected, while inclusion in the Team of the Week will count towards the end of season selections for the two competitions.

Player of the Week – Peter Green (Sheffield Eagles)
Sheffield coach Mark Aston described Peter Green’s display for Sheffield Eagles during their 52-20 win at Swinton on Sunday has as ‘his best ever’ for the club.
“That was the best performance he’s ever put in for us,” Aston said. “Both his work capacity, and the quality of that work, were outstanding.
“He played 80 minutes for us and switched between the front and back row throughout. He epitomises what you want from a player – he trains and plays to very high standards every week, and has been excellent all year for us.”

Performance of the Week – Leigh Centurions
Leigh Centurions overcame a long journey north and the disruptions of a delayed kick-off to inflict Whitehaven’s first defeat of the season in convincing fashion.
The Centurions triumphed 28-14 at the Recreation Ground after a local power cut meant that the game was put back by almost an hour.
Leigh coach Paul Rowley said: “The players were brilliant with how they went about things. They didn’t let anything affect them. We had a very good attitude, and the players handled the delayed kick-off fantastically well. Whitehaven were very confident, and had every reason to be so with a 100 per cent record. For us to come away with that result – and to be fair we could have put it to bed a bit earlier – is hugely pleasing.”

Try of the Week – Tom Hemingway (Batley Bulldogs)
Tom Hemingway’s try was the highlight of Batley’s 42-4 win against York City Knights, earning praise from Bulldogs coach John Kear and highlighting the half-back’s impressive contribution in recent weeks.
Kear said: “Dan Fleming ran hard, produced a good offload, and then Miles Greenwood linked up with Ben Black. Ben then passed it on to Tom, and he beat the covering defence for a great try. Tom’s overall contribution has been very good, and he’s only missed one goal all season. He’s kicked 15 out of 16 goals this year, and while it’s important having someone who can kick goals like that, Tom’s also progressing with his overall play as his understanding with Ben Black develops.”

Team of the Week
1 Miles Greenwood (Batley Bulldogs)
2 Jonny Pownall (Leigh Centurions)
3 Ian Hardman (Featherstone Rovers)
4 Tom Armstrong (Sheffield Eagles)
5 Dennis Tuffour (Doncaster)
6 Aaron Brown (Dewsbury Rams)
7 Liam Finn (Featherstone Rovers)
8 Andy Yates (Hunslet Hawks)
9 George Flanagan (Batley Bulldogs)
10 Brett Waller (Doncaster)
11 Sam Scott (York City Knights)
12 Peter Green (Sheffield Eagles)
13 Scott Murrell (Halifax)

Championship Player of the Year
Batley Bulldogs full-back Miles Greenwood is now in pole position for the Kingstone Press Championship Player of the Year award after picking up four points for his performance in the win over York.

Player of the Week Peter Green is in second place after earning points for a second time this season.

Full-backs Gregg McNally at Leigh, and Ryan Fieldhouse at Halifax, also picked up points for their displays, despite missing out on the Team of the Week to Greenwood.

Week Three Player of the Week points
5 points – Peter Green (Sheffield Eagles)
4 points – Miles Greenwood (Batley Bulldogs)
3 points – Liam Finn (Featherstone Rovers)
2 points - Gregg McNally (Leigh Centurions)
1 point – Ryan Fieldhouse (Halifax)

Player of the Year Table
1 Miles Greenwood (8 points)
2 Peter Green (7 points)
3 Dave Houghton (6 points)
4 Aaron Brown (5 points)
5 Lee Waterman (4 points)
6 Steve Crossley (3 points)
Jack Bussey (3 points)
Liam Finn (3 points)
9 Callum Phillips (2 points)
Gregg McNally (2 points)
12 Steve Tyrer (1 point)
Ryan Fieldhouse (1 point)
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Nathan Clarke
Media Executive

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