In this week’s League Express, extensive match reports from each game profile the key performers from the entire Magic Weekend. Buy your copy now in stores or online by clicking here.
Full-back – Luke Dorn (Castleford Tigers)
Dorn has been on a try blitz since deciding to retire at the end of this season. Another two tries at Magic Weekend, perhaps he should change his mind.
Winger – Corey Thompson (Widnes Vikings)
Despite ending up on the losing team, Thompson did an exceptional job defensively against Salford’s strong attack out wide. His reading of the game was exceptional.
Centre – Mahe Fonua (Hull FC)
His leap for the first of his two tries was worth the admission fee alone. It’s good to see one of Hull’s new recruits back in action.
Centre – Leroy Cudjoe (Huddersfield Giants)
Huddersfield’s in-form centre was outstanding. He gave three passes for tries and was a constant source of danger at centre.
Winger – Daniel Vidot (Salford Red Devils)
His first two tries for the club helped Salford to a crucial victory at Magic Weekend, and he looked impressive in doing so.
Stand-off – George Williams (Wigan Warriors)
Williams was always a threat with the ball in hand and he made five tackle busts too. It’s good to see the England halfback finding some form after injury.
Scrum-half – Jamie Ellis (Huddersfield Giants)
Ellis has wasted little time rediscovering his great form before a shoulder injury earlier in the season. He was instrumental in Huddersfield’s victory.
Prop – Adam Cuthbertson (Leeds Rhinos)
Although Leeds were comfortably defeated, Cuthbertson was one man who came out of the match with real credit for the Rhinos.
Hooker – Danny Houghton (Hull FC)
Houghton directed the game from the ruck and got the forwards on a roll. His defence was vital for Lee Radford’s side too.
Prop – Matty Ashurst (Wakefield Trinity Wildcats)
Playing in the back-row or even at hooker, Ashurst showed his worth all afternoon.
Second-row – Willie Isa (Wigan Warriors)
Two tries for Isa, who is starting to flourish at the Warriors.
Second-row – Junior Moors (Castleford Tigers)
The best player of the Magic Weekend? He was simply unstoppable. With the brute force of the fiercest forward and the distribution of the finest halfback, Moors was simply breathtaking.
Loose forward – Ryan Hinchcliffe (Huddersfield Giants)
A consistent presence at the Giants all year, he keeps the cogs turning in Huddersfield’s improving machine.