Luke Gale has moved to the top of the Albert Goldthorpe Medal standings.
Following a trademark display in Castleford’s victory over Wakefield, the current holder of the award was given three points by our reporter, moving him three points clear of previous joint leaders Todd Carney and Rhys Hanbury.
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Below are this week’s Gamestars.
Hull Kingston Rovers v Leeds Rhinos – James Segeyaro
The former Penrith hooker got off the mark, scoring his first try for the Rhinos to put them in the lead in the second-half.
Segeyaro’s arrival at Headingley has helped breathe new life into a pack that had struggled to make a mark in 2016.
With him in the team, Leeds look incredibly strong going into the Qualifiers.
Salford Red Devils v Hull FC – Danny Houghton
Danny Houghton marshalled Hull FC’s defence all night and got through a tonne of work to help earn his side a victory to earn them top spot after the original 23 rounds.
Along with a superb tackle on Michael Dobson, Houghton earned three points on the Albert Goldthorpe Medal table, nine points off the top.
Wakefield Wildcats v Castleford Tigers – Luke Gale
Luke Gale was impeccable in the final half-hour, destroying Wakefield.
His performance saw him become the outright leader of the Albert Goldthorpe Medal table as he looks to defend his crown.
Warrington Wolves v Huddersfield Giants – Westwood
Ben Westwood was outstanding and he scored a crucial try just before half-time.
Despite his advancing years, Westwood remains a crucial member of the Wolves squad.
Widnes Vikings v Catalans Dragons – Joe Mellor
Joe Mellor was lively, elusive and creative throughout, shining through the meteorological gloom.
A real success story for the Vikings in 2016.
Wigan Warriors v St Helens – Alex Walmsley
Walmsley ran his blood to water all night and was a force for Saints not only in defence but also with ball in hand. Many times he did the hard yards to get his team out of trouble.