Every week, League Express reporters are tasked with not only bringing you the very best coverage of Super League, but also picking the game’s standout performer from every single game.
Those players are League Express Gamestars, and after a week of staggering Super League results, there are countless players who deserve the accolade.
But after careful consideration, here are the six players that were crowned Gamestars in round two.
Salford vs St Helens – Robert Lui
Lui looked every inch the gifted halfback that thrived under Tim Sheens in the NRL at Wests Tigers. The Rugby League community is starting to see why Salford fans are so excited by their new arrival.
Huddersfield vs Wigan – Jamie Ellis
Jamie Ellis put in a shift that injured skipper Danny Brough would surely have been proud of. After impressing in pre-season, Ellis looks to have really embedded himself at the Giants now, which can only be a good thing going forward for Paul Anderson’s Giants.
Catalans vs Hull FC – Jamie Shaul
Shaul overcame the news that he had missed the birth of his first child while in France to produce an outstanding performance, looking dangerous every time he touched the ball. After a frustrating 2015, this year could be the one where he makes his mark.
Warrington vs Hull KR – Chris Hill
Some reckon he can’t possibly be underrated because he is valued so much by his peers. Yet, what Warrington’s captain brings to the table is priceless. His first stint – nearly 35 minutes long – set the tone for the Wolves with a captain’s performance.
Castleford vs Wakefield – Luke Gale
Gale, thriving on being captain, marshalled the Tigers in the style of last season, and landed six goals from seven attempts for good measure. With Michael Shenton expected to be out for such a long time, Gale has a bigger role to play this year, and on his first official outing as captain he proved that he is capable of stepping up.
Widnes vs Leeds – Rhys Hanbury
Any one of seven or eight Vikings could reasonably lay claim to this accolade – Denis Betts later singled out Lloyd White as his man of the match – but Rhys Hanbury earns the tag here as he continued his exceptional early season from with another wonderful display.
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