Greenwood and Meads named players of the week

Batley Bulldogs full-back Miles Greenwood and Gateshead Thunder stand-off Jordan Meads have been named Kingstone Press’ Championship and Championship One players of the Week.

Greenwood scored four tries in Batley’s 34-4 victory over Barrow Raiders, while Meads dictated much of Gateshead’s play as they recorded a convincing win against London Skolars.

Every week each coach in both Kingstone Press Championship competitions is contacted to help produce the awards.

Kingstone Press Championship Player of the Week – Miles Greenwood (Batley Bulldogs)

Batley Bulldogs full-back Miles Greenwood continued his prolific recent scoring form with four tries against Barrow Raiders in a 34-4 Kingstone Press Championship win.

Greenwood took his tally to 11 tries in four matches, and Bulldogs coach John Kear was quick to praise his number one.

Kear said: “Miles was solid as a rock fielding the kicks, his defensive work was first class, and his organisation abilities at the back are outstanding.

“But it’s his strike that stands out most.

“He scored four tries, all of them varied and all of them the result of intelligent football.

“He’s such a smart player and reads the game exceptionally well.”

Kingstone Press Championship One Player of the Week – Jordan Meads (Gateshead Thunder)

Gateshead Thunder stand-off Jordan Meads marked his first starting appearance for his new club with an outstanding display in a 66-6 win against London Skolars.

Thunder coach Stanley Gene said: “Jordan did very well, especially when you consider he’s only had three full training sessions with us.

“He made a big impact and was very switched on, setting up a lot of tries and scoring one himself at the end.

“He looks like he’s a top class player, and as a team we’re really starting to pick up some momentum and confidence.”

Kingstone Press Performance of the Week – Gloucestershire All Golds

Gloucestershire All Golds recorded a fourth successive victory by claiming a 23-16 win against Hunslet Hawks.

All Golds coach Steve McCormack said: “We went there knowing that we had to play well to beat a very good side, and for large parts of the game that’s what we did. We really built on what we’ve done over the last few weeks.”

He added: “There’s a good culture and environment at the club. There are no comfort zones, and players know they have to play well to keep their place in the team.

“The big positive for us is that we’ve got an U19s team where three or four players – all local Gloucester lads – are pushing to get in the first team. Frankie Foster has been outstanding for an 18-year-old kid, and we’ve another few like that waiting for their chance.”

Kingstone Press Try of the Week – Miles Greenwood (Batley Bulldogs)

Batley Bulldogs full-back Miles Greenwood made it a double by securing the Kingstone Press Try of the Week.

Greenwood scored the third of his four tries against Barrow Raiders by supporting a break from Vinny Finigan deep inside the Bulldogs half.

Coach John Kear said: “Miles’ tries were all varied but the pick was from a kick return.

“Vinny Finigan made the line break five metres from his own line and took the ball up-field.

“When Barrow’s Ryan Shaw closed him down, up popped Miles on his shoulder and he outpaced the opposition to score.”

Kingstone Press Championship Team of the Week
1 Miles Greenwood (Batley Bulldogs)
2 Brett Carter (Workington Town)
3 James Mendeika (Featherstone Rovers)
4 Callum Casey (Halifax)
5 Liam Kay (Leigh Centurions)
6 Scott Murrell (Halifax)
7 Paul Handforth (Keighley Cougars)
8 Eddie Battye (Sheffield Eagles)
9 Luke Blake (Batley Bulldogs)
10 Luke Ambler (Halifax)
11 Tommy Goulden (Leigh Centurions)
12 Oliver Pursglove (Keighley Cougars)
13 Steve Snitch (Doncaster)

Kingstone Press Championship One Team of the Week
1 Louis Sheriff (Gateshead Thunder)
2 Dale Bloomfield (Oldham)
3 Callum Mulkeen (Oxford)
4 Danny Maun (Hunslet Hawks)
5 Jarrod Ward (Gloucestershire All Golds)
6 Jordan Meads (Gateshead Thunder)
7 Pat Smith (York City Knights)
8 Brad Brennan (York City Knights)
9 Craig Cook (Gloucestershire All Golds)
10 Phil Joy (Oldham)
11 JJ Baird (Oxford)
12 Danny Langtree (Oldham)
13 Joe Picketts (York City Knights)

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