This week’s League Express gamestars

Every week we send the very best reporters to grounds up and down the UK to provide you the very best Rugby League read.

As part of their role, our reporters are tasked with picking a standout player from every match, and this week was no different.

To find out which players were selected from this week’s Challenge Cup matches, you’ll have to buy League Express, but here are the six Super League stars that were highlighted as the stars this week.

Widnes v Wigan – Rhys Hanbury


The current leader in the Albert Goldthorpe Medal table was at his very best once again against Wigan as the league leaders put an end to the Warriors’ incredible unbeaten home run.

Hanbury was solid at the back and strong in defence. His link-up play with Joe Mellor and Kevin Brown in the second-half caused Wigan’s right edge lots of problems and he was instrumental in their fight back, kicking three goals.

Hull FC v Wakefield – Mark Minichiello


Some players just don’t get the credit they deserve, and Minichiello is one of them.

The Italian international put in another exceptional display against Wakefield, scoring two tries as the Airlie Birds returned to winning ways.

It was a professional performance and he was rewarded with his tries.

Warrington v Castleford – Chris Sandow


The bloke just keeps getting better and better!

The halfback was a nuisance everywhere on the field and produced a kicking game to die for. He was simply magnificent.

Leeds v St Helens – Ash Handley


There were a number of  key performers on both sides; Carl Ablett was outstanding on return while James Roby was his usual ubiquitous self.

However, Rhinos’ growing confidence emanated from Ash Handley, who was super with, without and under the ball.

Huddersfield v Catalans – Jodie Broughton


The speedster gave a showcase on how to make your former club regret letting you leave.

In a match where consistency varied significantly throughout, the former Giant took his chances well to record a genuine 11-minute hat-trick.

Hull KR v Salford – Maurice BlairMaurice Blair

KR finally got their first victory of the year, and Blair was a key performer.

He was at the heart of everything James Webster’s side did well in a stunning first-half performance.

To read up on how these six players earned the right to be the Gamestar, buy League Express, available in stores and online now by clicking here.