Every week, League Express reporters nominate a ‘Gamestar’ from every match. Here are the seven players who earned the accolade in Super League Round 25 and the reasons given by our reporters. You can read the fully detailed match reports for all these games, plus every match in the Kingstone Press Championships and the NRL in League Express, in shops now or download the digital edition.
Wakefield Trinity Wildcats 42 Salford Red Devils 6
Reporter: Gareth Walker
Gamestar: Tim Smith
Comments: Tim Smith: allowed to play by his parent club, he pulled all the right strings for the Wildcats, particularly in the first half.
Widnes Vikings 24 Wigan Warriors 10
Reporter: David Kuzio
Gamestar: Kevin Brown
Comments: Kevin Brown had a hand in three of Widnes’ tries and was a thorn in Wigan’s side all evening.
Warrington Wolves 24 Huddersfield Giants 24
Reporter: Aaron Bower
Gamestar: Danny Brough
Comments: Yet again, Danny Brough underlined his importance to Huddersfield with a quite incredible solo performance.
Castleford Tigers 32 Bradford Bulls 18
Reporter: Phil Hodgson
Gamestar: Lee Gaskell
Comments: Despite finishing on the losing side, Lee Gaskell’s three tries threatened to rescue the game.
Hull FC 28 Hull Kingston Rovers 0
Reporter: Pete Stephenson
Gamestar: Gareth Ellis
Comments: Gareth Ellis was a man on a mission in defence, and his hit that led to Hull’s first try set the precedent for the remainder of the game.
Leeds Rhinos 12 St Helens 13
Reporter: Phil Caplan
Gamestar: Louie McCarthy-Scarsbrook (pictured)
Comments: “His effort and commitment were brilliant and his back half of the year has been sensational; he’s a great competitor,” Nathan Brown said of Louie McCarthy-Scarsbrook, the Londoner leading Saints’ second half revival.
Catalan Dragons 46 London Broncos 4
Reporter: Ricky Wilby
Gamestar: Morgan Escaré
Comments: Morgan Escaré grabs the headlines for his tries and assists, but credit must also go to Vincent Duport and Thomas Bosc.
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