Round 20 Team of the Week

26 Jul 2022

Round 20 Team of the Week

St Helens extended their lead at the top of Betfred Super League in Round 20 whilst the race for a top six spot intensified thanks to some eye-catching results.

The opening match of Round 20 saw the Rhinos comprehensively dispose of Wigan Warriors. Harry Newman made a welcome return to the Rhinos side and his energy, aggression and enthusiasm was key to victory on Thursday Night.

Lee Radford made a welcome return to the MKM Stadium as the Tigers put on a second half clinic to cruise to victory against Hull FC on Friday Night. Derrell Olpherts was the star attraction for Cas โ€“ he crossed for four tries, as well as making more metres (211), tackle busts (10) and clean breaks (4) than any other player during the game.

The Robins fought back from a 10 point deficit in the final 15 minutes to earn an important win away at Warrington. Reliable front rower George King put in a seismic 73 minute shift down the middle to inspire his side to victory in Round 20.

A late Catalans drop goal saw the Dragons beat Huddersfield Giants in the South of France on Saturday Night. Joe Chan slotted seamlessly into the Dragons back row and produced an accomplished 80 minute performance which included two line breaks, four tackle busts and 156 metres from 12 carries.

The Red Devils made it four wins from five to move into the top six thanks to a resilient display in Toulouse. Joe Burgess crossed for a brace of tries but perhaps more importantly, saved three more. His teammate Brodie Croft continues to perform at exceptionally high level, setting up two tries on the night as well as running for well over 100 metres and making 23 tackles.

The final match up of Round 20 saw bottom placed Wakefield Trinity host top of the table St Helens. Despite an inspired Trinity performance, Saints took the spoils thanks to a golden point drop goal. Wakefieldโ€™s Jai Whitbread personified his sides efforts with a monstrous 55 minute display which included 152 run metres from 19 carries and 43 tackles.