With every club having now played one another in Super League, the regular season is officially at the halfway stage.
Throughout the opening 11 rounds of action, a number of players have failed to impress, but others have truly set the competition alight with some exceptional performances for their club.
Here, we pick the top performers from every Super League club so far this season.
Castleford Tigers – Denny Solomona
Super League’s top scorer has stepped up his game this year and been a vital component in their success. His workload has improved, as has his defensive exploits. As for his attacking abilities, they’re as good as ever.
Catalans Dragons – Dave Taylor
Taylor has arguably been the signing of the off-season following his dominant performances for Catalans. His carries are sometimes just too much to handle for opponents and he has scored a number of tries as a result.
Quality performances against Wigan, Leeds and Wakefield have particularly stood out and he appears set to be a force in Super League.
Huddersfield Giants – Ukuma Ta’ai
In what has been a pretty terrible season, Ta’ai has been a consistent performer for the Giants.
The Tongan international has carried on his form that earned him plaudits last year and he has proved to be a reliable figure in the Giants side.
Hull FC – Jamie Shaul
After a frustrating season at times last year, Shaul has come back firing on all cylinders this year and already scored eight tries for the Airlie Birds this year.
If he maintains his current form, international recognition may follow.
Hull KR – Maurice Blair
Blair has come in for praise on numerous occasions this year, and rightfully so.
He has scored three tries and assisted five others while also asking plenty of questions of other teams throughout the season. KR need him to maintain his current form as they look to improve their fortunes this year.
Leeds Rhinos – Adam Cuthbertson
Cuthbertson has made more tackles than anyone else in the Leeds team this year and has also made over 1,000 metres, over 400 more than any other player in the Rhinos team.
As for his offloading, it won’t surprise you to hear he is leading the competition in that department.
Salford Red Devils – Craig Kopczak
Kopczak has felt the benefits of moving to Salford in the off-season as he has rediscovered his best form with the Red Devils.
He has been a solid performer and an unsung hero for Salford and has also added tries to his game.
A great signing for Salford.
St Helens – Luke Walsh
Walsh has the ability to dismantle teams, and he has done so on numerous occasions this year.
He has assisted 11 tries this year and continues to be invaluable for Keiron Cunningham’s side.
Wakefield Wildcats – Anthony England
While Tom Johnstone has taken all the plaudits since the beginning of the Easter period, Anthony England has been an outstanding performer since the beginning of the year.
England has made more carries than any other player at Wakefield while he is also second in the metres made and the tackling charts
Another excellent pre-season signing.
Warrington Wolves – Chris Sandow
One that was never in question!
We don’t really need to explain this decision, because not only has he been Warrington’s best player, but also one of the league’s elite.
Eight tries and 15 assists mean he has contributed to more tries than anyone else in the league, and he has also come up with key contributions, such as his stunning drop-goal to claim victory against Salford.
A class act.
Widnes Vikings – Rhys Hanbury
The current leader of the Albert Goldthorpe Medal charts, Hanbury has been simply brilliant for the Vikings this year.
His reliability at the back along with his prowess in attack has been key to Widnes’ early success, and if he can maintain his early season form, Widnes will always be in with a chance.
Wigan Warriors – John Bateman
Bateman has just been phenomenal all year.
Tries, assists and tackles aplenty, his versatility has been vital for Wigan during a frustrating injury crisis.
He really is an incredible performer.