Leigh Leopards, Castleford Tigers in the Super League Team of the Week

There were a number of eye-catching individual performances in Super League in Round 10, making it difficult to settle on our team of the week.

Several players were unlucky to miss out Loves Rugby LeagueRound 10 Team of the Week – but here are our picks: with no fewer than seven clubs represented this week.

1. Tex Hoy

Tex Hoy Castleford Tigers Alamy

The Aussie full-back played an influential role for Castleford in their 28-28 draw with Leigh. Hoy got on the score sheet and provided two assists as well as amassing 196 yards on 27 carries.

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2. Josh Thewlis

Josh Thewlis Warrington Wolves Alamy

The Warrington winger scored a hat-trick in the 24-6 win over Hull FC on Friday night. Thewlis also kicked four goals, finishing the night with 20 of Warrington’s 24 points in what was a classy display.

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3. Nene Macdonald

Nene Macdonald Salford Red Devils Alamy

The Papua New Guinea international has been a revelation of a signing for Salford, who have already won several man of the match awards this season. Macdonald scored two tries and provided an assist in their 18-16 win at Huddersfield, amassing 253 meters from 19 carries.

4. Jake Wardle

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Wardle won the man of the match award in Wigan’s comfortable 30-8 win over the Catalans on Thursday night. The England international has proved to be a blockbuster signing from the Warriors. It was a display of work from Wardle against the Dragons, making 15 tackles and providing an assist.

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5. Louis Senior

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The Ireland international has made quite the impression at Castleford since arriving on loan from Hull KR. The senior, who plays alongside his twin brother Innes at the Tigers, scored two tries in the draw with the Leopards. He also made an impressive 188 meters from 17 carries.

6. Jack Sinfield

Brodie Croft, Jack Sinfield, Ash Handley

Sinfield made his first appearance of the season on Friday and certainly gave his manager Rohan Smith a healthy selection headache. The 19-year-old scored a try and played a part in a couple more as Leeds ran out comfortable 46-8 winners against winless London. Sinfield displayed an impressive kicking game against the Broncos.

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7. Mikey Lewis

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Lewis played an influential role in Hull KR’s 40-20 rout of St Helens at Craven Park, scoring a try and six goals. The England international constantly had his hands on the ball, coming up with three assists and even making 17 tackles in defence.

8. Tom Amone

Tom Amone

The powerful prop is known for his incredible work rate and that was on display again in Leigh’s draw with Castleford. Amone made 34 tackles and 27 carries for 198 yards. Very impressive stats for a forward.

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9. Edwin Ipape

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Ipape, a Leigh fan favourite, returned on Saturday after a long injury lay-off and was brilliant on the hooker. The Papua New Guinea international added spark to Leigh’s attack and caused Castleford’s defense some problems.

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10. Jai Whitbread

Jai Whitbread Hull KR Alamy

Whitbread is probably one of the most underrated strikers in Super League, he just does all the heavy lifting and flies under the radar with his big performances in the middle of the park. The Australian made 28 tackles against St Helens to go alongside his 11 wickets.

11. Junior Nsemba

Junior Nsemba Wigan Warriors Alamy

The 19-year-old enjoyed his best game yet in the Warriors’ first team. Nsemba had plenty of traffic thrown his way by a physical pack of Catalans but he held his own, making 31 tackles. He also made 90 yards from 12 carries.

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12. Matty Nicholson

Matty Nicholson Warrington Wolves Alamy

Nicholson is getting better with every game he plays. The 20-year-old is already a key member of Sam Burgess’s forward pack and made an astonishing 46 tackles in their win over Hull.

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13. Ollie Partington

Ollie Partington Salford Red Devils Alamy

Partington has a similar reputation to Nicholson: just a pure grafter. Partington covered every blade of grass in Salford’s win over Huddersfield, making 50 tackles and 12 disposals. Could he force his way into Shaun Wane’s plans for England’s mid-season test against France?

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