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Super League: The stars of the weekend

Super League: The stars of the weekend

by: League Express, July 15, 2014, 9:47 am

Every Monday in League Express newspaper, our talented reporters select a man of the match for every game in every professional league. Here’s who stood out for us in round twenty of Super League – let us know if you agree or not by getting involved on Twitter or our free forum.

Game: Warrington Wolves 72-12 London Broncos
Reporter: John Davidson
Man of the match: Joel Monaghan
Reason: “He scored four tries, one a solo effort of pure class, against the hapless Broncos. Appearing again in the centres, the chance for more regular ball seems to be agreeing with the veteran Australian winger.”

Game: Leeds Rhinos 30-6 Hull Kingston Rovers
Reporter: Phil Caplan
Man of the match: Kevin Sinfield
Reason: “Rob Burrow rightly took the headlines and the eye with an astonishingly polished and decisive two-try display after 10 games out, but the mainspring behind victory was Kevin Sinfield who, with balance back around him, majestically ran the show.”

Game: St Helens 46-22 Bradford Bulls
Reporter: Gareth Walker
Man of the match: Paul Wellens
Reason: “While consistency is Saints’ biggest issue at present, their captain remains a constant rock.”

Game: Salford Red Devils 35-22 Hull FC
Reporter: Joe Mills
Man of the match: Josh Griffin
Reason: “Superb going forward, consistent off the kicking tee and heroic in defence, Josh Griffin crowned his home debut with a stellar performance.”

Game: Wakefield Wildcats 12-10 Widnes Vikings
Reporter: Neil Barraclough
Man of the match: Paul McShane
Reason: “Paul McShane showed his increasing maturity by controlling Wakefield throughout another dogged performance.”

Game: Catalan Dragons 16-37 Wigan Warriors
Reporter: Ricky Wilby
Man of the match: Matty Bowen
Reason: “Matty Bowen was superb for the Warriors at the back, making line-breaks, creating tries and scoring two himself.”

Game: Castleford Tigers 44-30 Huddersfield Giants
Reporter: Phil Hodgson
Man of the match: Liam Finn
Reason: “Tigers halfback Liam Finn who repaid coach Daryl Powell’s faith on his return by teasing the Giants to defeat, edging fullback Marc Sneyd and centre Michael Shenton in the ratings with a smart kicking game, superb defence and two vital tries.”

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