Rugby League: Highlights of the week (w/c September 1st)

Try of the week
Michael Oldfield’s hat-trick try for the Catalan Dragons against Hull Kingston Rovers on Sunday came from a great passing movement and a superb dive into the corner by the Australian winger.

Team of the week
Warrington Wolves were mightily impressive in defeating St Helens 12-39 at Langtree Park last Thursday evening.

Player of the week
Quentin Laulu-Togagae helped Sheffield Eagles to a convincing 16-58 win at Rochdale Hornets with a club record-equalling five tries on Sunday.

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Story of the week
The confirmation last week that there will be an expanded World Club Series of matches against NRL clubs next February, as well as a tour to this country by New Zealand later in the year.

Quote of the week
“There is a hint of mystery about the whole issue and the use of a lip reader has added a new dimension to on-field conduct, particularly when games are televised.” Part of a statement put out by Gary Hetherington last week in relation to the Zak Hardaker affair.

Image of the week
The League Leaders’ Shield being wrapped up and taken home from Langtree Park last Thursday night, when it became obvious that St Helens were not going to win it on the night.

Tweet of the week
“Op done…recovery being planned already by @stirlofizz overwhelming the amount of support I’ve received…” Warrington star Simon Grix (‏@simongrix), who suffered a serious leg injury last Thursday night.