Super League Round 16 Team of the Week: Standout Performers and Highlights

Round 16 of Super League Delivers Standout Performances

Round 16 of the Super League was an eventful slate of matches, making the task of selecting the latest Love Rugby League Team of the Week a challenging one. However, there were numerous standout performers across the six games, with six different clubs represented in our picks.

Standout Performers

  1. Bevan French (Wigan)
    The Aussie speedster was his usual eye-catching self in Wigan’s 24-6 win over Leigh, scoring two tries and racking up 201 metres from 20 carries. He also made a superb try-saving tackle on Leopards hooker Edwin Ipape in the first half.

  2. Tom Johnstone (Catalans)
    The England international, who will return to Wakefield Trinity for 2025 and beyond, was excellent in Catalans’ 15-14 golden point victory at Hull KR. Johnstone made 174 metres from 21 carries, busting nine tackles and making a clean break, while also getting on the scoresheet.

  3. Alex Mellor (Castleford)
    Mellor, a back-rower by trade, filled the void left by the injured Sam Wood and Josh Hodson in Castleford’s 8-6 win at St Helens. The 29-year-old made 159 metres from 20 carries and nine tackles, stepping up when the Tigers needed him most.

  4. Jake Wardle (Wigan)
    Wardle is simply a superb rugby league centre, and he once again showcased his talents in Wigan’s victory over Leigh. The England international provided three assists, made 145 metres from nine carries, and made an impressive 14 tackles.

  5. Liam Marshall (Wigan)
    Marshall is currently the leading try scorer in Super League, and he added another spectacular effort to his tally against the Leopards. His acrobatic finish in the corner is a strong contender for try of the season.

  6. George Williams (Warrington)
    Williams played an influential role in Warrington’s 48-0 demolition of Huddersfield, providing two assists and showcasing his impressive short kicking game.

  7. Marc Sneyd (Salford)
    Sneyd put in another man-of-the-match performance as he helped Salford beat his former club Hull FC 22-20. The England international made 18 kicks in general play and slotted over five goals.

  8. Luke Thompson (Wigan)
    The England international continues to impress, making 14 carries and 33 tackles in Wigan’s win over Leigh.

  9. Alrix Da Costa (Catalans)
    The France international hooker made a staggering 39 tackles in Catalans’ win over Hull KR, while also scoring a try.

  10. Paul Vaughan (Warrington)
    The former Australia and Italy international made 171 metres from 18 carries and 21 tackles in Warrington’s big win over Huddersfield, even getting on the scoresheet.

  11. James McDonnell (Leeds)
    Despite Leeds’ narrow 17-16 golden point win over London not being their best performance, McDonnell can be proud of his display, making 43 tackles and 117 metres from 12 carries.

  12. George Lawler (Castleford)
    Lawler made a strong comeback from a small bleed on the brain, making 20 tackles and 12 carries in Castleford’s remarkable win at St Helens.

  13. Muizz Mustapha (Castleford)
    Mustapha played in the front-row for Castleford but has been slotted in at 13 for our Team of the Week. The Nigeria-born prop made 16 carries and 25 tackles in a workmanlike display against the Saints.

“Round 16 of Super League delivered an eventful slate of matches, making the task of selecting the latest Love Rugby League Team of the Week a challenging one.”

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