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Tom Davies’ hat-trick helped Catalans secure victory over Wakefield

We select our combined XIII players who stood out in the last rounds of the Super League and the NRL …

1. Clint Gutherson (Parramatta eels)

Gutherson won two tries for the Eels as they continued their strong start to the NRL season with a 32-10 victory over the Canterbury Bulldogs.

In addition to crossing twice, the full-back went 228 yards and 64 yards after contact, broke the line three times, came with a try assist and provided a line break assist.

2. Tom Davies (Catalan Dragons)

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Highlights of Betfred Super League fifth round clash between Wakefield Trinity and Catalans Dragons

Highlights of Betfred Super League fifth round clash between Wakefield Trinity and Catalans Dragons

The winger celebrated his name in the England Knights’ final squad earlier in the week with a tries hat-trick as the Catalans overcame Wakefield Trinity 38-18.

These tries were played on Davies’ back, going 185 yards and 58 yards after contact, in addition to crossing the line three times and breaking three tackles.

3. Reimis Smith (Melbourne Storm)

A hat-trick from Smith helped the Storm secure a 40-14 victory over the Cronulla Sharks in Friday’s NRL meeting.

In total, Smith ran 82 yards and 33 yards after contact, in addition to breaking the line three times.

4. Dean Whare (Catalan Dragons)

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Dean Whare has played a leading role at the Catalans’ center

The New Zealand center contributed with two tries and provided two assists as the Catalans returned to victory over Wakefield.

Whare’s tries came from behind him, breaking the line twice, smashing a tackle and carrying 66 yards. He also assisted two line breaks.

5. Ryan Hall (Hull Kingston Rovers)

Although Hall was on the losing side as Hull KR lost 50-26 to Warrington Wolves on Saturday afternoon, he was still in devastating form for his time.

The winger ran in two backstroke tries of 206 yards and 67 yards after contact, in addition to crossing the line twice and coming off two tackles.

6. Jake Trueman (Castleford Tigers)

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Jon Wells analyzes Jake Trueman’s impressive performance for Castleford vs Salford

Jon Wells analyzes Jake Trueman’s impressive performance for Castleford vs Salford

The half-back showed more signs of his undoubted potential with a solid display as Castleford came back to victory with a 28-18 away win over Salford Red Devils.

Trueman scored one try and set up another, covered 96 yards with the ball in hand and made a break and tackle.

7. Aidan Sezer (Huddersfield Giants)

Last year’s Man of Steel nominee was at his best level of influence as Huddersfield claimed his first Super League win of the year with a narrow 14-13 home win over Leeds Rhinos.

Sezer scored both tries for his team and converted them, in addition to scoring a drop goal. He also covered 116 yards, managed five tackle busts, a line break and assisted another line break.

8. Liam Watts (Castleford Tigers)

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Liam Watts finished that Castleford team try against Salford

Liam Watts finished that Castleford team try against Salford

The prop made a huge impact coming off the exchange bench at the start of Castleford’s Super League win over Salford on Friday.

This came on the back of him carrying 167 yards and 48 yards after contact, plus a tackle break. Watts also made 35 tackles on the defensive end.

9. Daryl Clark (Wolves of Warrington)

The whore was center stage for Warrington as they stepped on the accelerator in the second half to defeat Hull KR at Halliwell Jones Stadium.

Clark crossed for a try and assisted another while carrying 80 yards, breaking four tackles, breaking the line once and assisting another line break.

10. Luke Yates (Huddersfield Giants)

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Highlights of the Betfred Super League fifth round clash between Huddersfield Giants and Leeds Rhinos

Highlights of the Betfred Super League fifth round clash between Huddersfield Giants and Leeds Rhinos

Yates completed an 80-minute shift for the Giants in the front row as Ian Watson’s side entered the Super League, making great contributions both in attack and defense.

The propeller traveled 167 yards and 49 yards after contact, also breaking three tackles. Defensively, Yates had a record 51 tackles.

11. Sione Mata’utia (St Helens)

A try from Mata’utia helped St Helens defeat a stubborn Leigh Centurions side to maintain their unbeaten Super League start to the season with a 22-12 victory.

In addition to crossing the try line, the back row covered 169 yards and 78 yards after contact, with five tackles and breaking the line once.

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Highlights of Betfred Super League fifth round clash between Leigh Centurions and St Helens

Highlights of Betfred Super League fifth round clash between Leigh Centurions and St Helens

12. Mike McMeeken (Catalan Dragons)

The second row capped a solid performance as they tried to help the Catalans claim victory at Wakefield on Friday night.

McMeeken completed 112 yards and 49 yards after contact, provided tryout assist and had three tackle breaks, in addition to making 31 tackles with a 100% success rate.

13. Joe Greenwood (Huddersfield Giants)

Back on the side after completing his suspension, Greenwood was a big presence in the field for Huddersfield in the win over Leeds.

He covered 111 yards and went 39 yards after contact with the ball in hand, in addition to coming out of a tackle. In defense, he also made 48 tackles.

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