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Tommy Makinson starred in St Helens over Easter weekend

Tommy Makinson starred in St Helens over Easter weekend

We review the stats and put together our latest XIII of the players who impressed during the successful Easter weekend of the 2022 Super League regular season…

1. Jai Field (Wigan Warriors)

Jai Field opened the scoring in the Good Friday Derby.

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Jai Field opened the scoring in the Good Friday Derby.

Jai Field opened the scoring in the Good Friday Derby.

Despite being on the losing side in the Good Friday derby, the Wigan winger went 101 metres, with four tackles and the first try.

Field then backed this up on Easter Monday, scoring two tries in a 54-10 win over Wakefield Trinity.

2. Tommy Makinson (St. Helena)

The St Helens winger was a constant presence for the leaders, scoring in their win against Wigan on Friday and making 236 meters for the home team.

Tommy Makinson was one of the scorers for St Helens against Wigan Warriors.

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Tommy Makinson was one of the scorers for St Helens against Wigan Warriors.

Tommy Makinson was one of the scorers for St Helens against Wigan Warriors.

He backed up that performance with effective kicks on goal against the Huddersfield Giants, converting four of five and guiding the Saints to their second win of the weekend.

3. Toby King (Warrington Wolves)

King was instrumental in Warrington’s first win in five games against the Salford Red Devils, scoring a hat-trick and going 136 metres.

Although Warrington’s center was on the losing end at Hull, he managed to string together some effective attacking moves.

4. Ethan Ryan (Kingston Rovers Helmet)

Ryan was in impressive form for the Robins when they met their old rivals on Good Friday, making 133 meters and four tackles in their impressive 16-4 win.

His presence was strongly felt by the Hull FC defensive line as Rovers gave the fans at Craven Park the victory they had been waiting for a long time.

5. Fouad Yaha (Catalan Dragons)

The Barça winger made the difference between the two teams in the inaugural French derby, beating Toulouse Olympique twice from a corner.

Fouad Yaha goes over the top for his second attempt against Toulouse Olympique.

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Fouad Yaha goes over the top for his second attempt against Toulouse Olympique.

Fouad Yaha goes over the top for his second attempt against Toulouse Olympique.

Not only that, he did 120 meters and was named man of the match.

6. Jonny Lomax (St Helens)

The St Helens running back’s skill level can often go unnoticed even as he anchors his line of attack each week.

This was another impressive week as he did 136 metres, took down twice and scored a very important try against Wigan before crossing against Huddersfield in an Easter Monday win.

Jonny Lomax came through St Helens against Wigan Warriors.

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Jonny Lomax came through St Helens against Wigan Warriors.

Jonny Lomax came through St Helens against Wigan Warriors.

7. Josh Drinkwater (Catalan Dragons)

The scrum-half helped last year’s League Leaders’ Shield winners achieve two wins from two during the Easter period as the Catalans beat Toulouse and Salford Red Devils.

Drinkwater’s performance in the all-French showdown at the Stade Ernest Wallon saw him provide assists for three tries, while his kicking game proved invaluable in both matches as well.

8. Liam Watts (Castleford Tigers)

A strong performance in the derby win over Wakefield Trinity was backed up with a man-of-the-match display as Castleford edged out Leeds Rhinos on Easter Monday.

Jake Trueman with a good volley to Liam Watts passing through Castleford against Leeds Rhinos.

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Jake Trueman with a good volley to Liam Watts passing through Castleford against Leeds Rhinos.

Jake Trueman with a good volley to Liam Watts passing through Castleford against Leeds Rhinos.

Watts rushed 111 meters and made 23 tackles against Wakefield, capping off his performance against Leeds with a crucial attempt at the back of 143 meters with a clean break and six tackles.

9. Paul McShane (Castleford Tigers)

The hooker was in fine form in both matches over the Easter weekend, even scoring a try and assisting another in the win over Wakefield in Round 8, hitting 97 meters on a clean break.

McShane went on to assist two tries as the Tigers got past Leeds on Monday, as well as notching 47 tackles on the defensive end.

10. George King (Helmet Kingston Rovers)

Highlights from Hull KR's victory against Toulouse in the Super League.

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Highlights from Hull KR’s victory against Toulouse in the Super League.

Highlights from Hull KR’s victory against Toulouse in the Super League.

The prop helped set the stage for the Robins to take two wins out of two over the Easter weekend when they triumphed in the derby against Hull FC and then beat Toulouse in France.

King came on the scoreboard against Toulouse to help Rovers give Tony Smith victory in his 500th Super League match in charge, after going 95 metres, a clean break and three tackles.

11. Manu Ma’u (Hull FC)

Ma’u scored the pivotal try in Hull’s tight win over the Warrington Wolves in their Easter Monday clash, as the Black and White looked to bounce back from a disappointing loss to Hull KR.

Manu Ma'u steps forward to score the try in Hull FC's win over Warrington Wolves in the Betfred Super League.

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Manu Ma’u steps forward to score the try in Hull FC’s win over Warrington Wolves in the Betfred Super League.

Manu Ma’u steps forward to score the try in Hull FC’s win over Warrington Wolves in the Betfred Super League.

The loss may have been disappointing for the team, but M’au’s performance was certainly not lacking against the Robins as he made 104 meters and 30 tackles on a difficult day.

12. Rhyse Martin (Leeds Rhinos)

Martin held his own in a struggling Leeds Rhinos side over the Easter weekend, scoring a late consolation try in the loss to Castleford.

His performance at the Mend-A-Hose Jungle was surpassed by that of the Huddersfield Giants, against whom he made 37 tackles, 137 metres, and also scored a try.

Rhyse Martin makes the closing minutes exciting with a late scoring for Leeds Rhinos against Castleford.

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Rhyse Martin makes the closing minutes exciting with a late scoring for Leeds Rhinos against Castleford.

Rhyse Martin makes the closing minutes exciting with a late scoring for Leeds Rhinos against Castleford.

13. Joe Westerman (Castleford Tigers)

The loose forward from Castleford made a big defensive switch against Wakefield, making 35 tackles to secure a 34-4 win in the opponents round.

Not only did he stand up in the defensive line, but he was also instrumental in the Tigers’ attack, 124 meters from the front pack.

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