7th September 2016, 14:25 | dreamteam

Super League Dream Team Hot & Cold: Super 8s round 5

Super League Dream Team Hot & Cold: Super 8s round 5

After a low scoring round 4, who could make the difference this week?

Hot 🔥

Rhys Hanbury – Widnes Vikings – Full Back

Widnes have won their last two games and were impressive defensively against Wigan. Hanbury made 200 Metres, in part to the eight runs from dummy half that he made. Hanbury also made a season high 11 Tackles, showing he was active on both sides of the ball. Hanbury was the highest scoring Full Back in round 5, scoring 69 Dream Team Points. Widnes travel to top of the table Warrington and after what we saw in round 4 against Wigan, there is no reason to think that the Vikings can’t pick up two points. 

Sika Manu – Hull FC – Second Row

Hull FC were depleted when they visited Saints and only came undone in the latter stages of the game. Manu was his typical self, making 28 Tackles with 6 Marker Tackles, 93 Metres and finished with a Try. The Hull forward finished with 69 Dream Team points, earning him a top five spot in Second Rows this week. Hull will have key players back this week, and face Wigan who were beaten by a resolute Widnes last week.

Paul McShane – Castleford Tigers – Hooker

Castleford got their Super 8s back on track after their defeat to Warrington in round 3 with a convincing win against Wakefield. McShane was orchestral in the Tigers attack, with one Try and one Assist. Paul scored 71 Dream Team points in the previous round, making him the third highest scoring Hooker. Castleford travel to St Helens, who beat a Hull side with key players missing in the previous round.

McShane scored and assisted one Try against Wakefield

Manu was a top five Second row in round 4

Cold ❄️

Josh Charnley – Wigan Warriors – Winger 

Wigan didn’t look the same team that beat St Helens in round 3, and couldn’t get going in attack. There were times when the ball could have been sent out wide to Charnley but Wigan were unable to supply the Winger. Charnley made 101 Metres against Widnes which is his lowest total in Super League since May, and was relatively quiet in all other areas. Charnley scored 19 Super League Dream Team points in round 4, placing him on the lower end of Wingers. Wigan travel to Hull on Friday in another tough matchup. 

Ryan Atkins – Warrington Wolves – Centre

Warrington scored another late try against Catalans to earn the two points in Perpignan. Atkins Assisted one try, but only made 47 Metres, his lowest total in four months. Atkins only made one Clean Break and didn’t run with the ball from dummy half once. Ryan finished with 21 Dream Team points, making him the fourth lowest scoring Centre in round 4. Warrington host Widnes on Friday who will be another tough opponent for the Wolves.

Rob Mulhern – Hull KR – Prop

Hull KR sit in fourth position in the table as they were beaten by Super League hopefuls Leigh Centurions. Mulhern only managed 21 Dream Team points and was the lowest scoring KR player this gameweek in a disappointing performance. Hull KR are looking depleted as more members of the squad are lost and additions are being drafted in. KR head to London Broncos who are hopeful of making the Million Pound Game and will be no pushover. 

Charnley made his lowest Metres total since May in round 4

Atkins was the fourth lowest scoring Centre in round 4

 

One player has been banned for this week and won't pick up any points:

Romain Navarette (Catalans Dragons)

 

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