14th September 2016, 11:56 | dreamteam

Super League Dream Team Hot & Cold: Super 8s round 6

Super League Dream Team Hot & Cold: Super 8s round 6

In the penultimate round, who will get you those all important points that can make the difference?

Hot 🔥

Danny Houghton – Hull FC – Hooker

Although Hull lost to Wigan in round five, Houghton performed at a high level for FC. Houghton made 61 Tackles, players who make significant amounts of tackles again and again will get you Dream Team Points. Out of the 61 Tackles 13 were from the marker position, making Houghton’s defence even more impressive. Combining this with the significant dummy runs he does, the hooker scored 89 Dream Team points earning him the title of highest scoring Hooker of the game week and fifth highest scoring player of the round. Hull travel to Wakefield in round six who are the only team to not win a Super 8s game yet.  

Alex Walmsley – St Helens – Prop

St Helens comfortably secured their semi-final status against a depleted Castleford and the Saints pack had lots of joy in the contest. Walmsley and Amor were the focal point of Saints forward progress. Walmsley made 133 Metres, eight Tackle Busts, scored one Try and had a total of 78 Dream Team points making Walmsley the second highest scoring prop in round five. Saints travel to Widnes in round six who were beaten comfortably by Warrington in round 5, but showed promise and resolute against Wigan the week before.

Anthony Gelling – Wigan Warriors – Centre

Since Gelling gave away a hat-trick to Solomona when covering on the wing against the Tigers, he has turned it round and been in positive form for Wigan. Gelling followed up the Castleford game with a hat-trick against Saints in a huge derby win. In round five, Gelling made 165 Metres, four Tackle Busts and earned a total of 66 Dream Team points. Wigan face top of the table Warrington on Friday, a tough matchup but as shown in round five the Warriors have the skill to dig deep and grab the victory.

Houghton made 61 Tackles against Wigan

Walmsley made eight Tackle Busts and scored one Try against Castleford

Cold ❄️

Fouad Yaha – Catalans Dragons – Winger

Yaha has found himself consistently near the bottom of the Dream Team points table since his hat-trick against Widnes in round one of the Super 8s. The Dragons beat Wakefield in round five, but Yaha was still the lowest scoring Winger in Dream Team. Wingers rely heavily on getting the ball due to the low amount of Tackles they make, unfortunately Yaha has not been recording high amounts of Metres or Tries. Catalans host Castleford in round six, both teams are depleted and will be looking to finish strong.

Jacob Miller – Wakefield Wildcats – Stand Off

Miller has been one of Wakefield’s best players this season, being so important and influential in gaining a top eight spot. The Wildcats have gone off the boil since, and are yet to pick up a point in the Super 8s. Milky has had an assist in each of his last five games but has been limited in other areas. Miller scored 22 Dream Team points last round, the second lowest of any stand off. Miller will miss the last two games of the season due to shoulder surgery and won't pick up any more points.

Rhys Evans – Warrington Wolves – Winger

Since the Challenge Cup disappointment Wire have kicked on and recorded two wins from two. Evans made 78 Metres and six Tackles against Widnes and was unable to get anything else going. Rhys totalled 19 Dream Team points making him the fourth lowest scoring Winger in round five. The next two weeks are vital for Wire in their fight for league leaders as they play Wigan and Hull FC, the two teams challenging Warrington for the shield.  

Miller scored 22 Dream Team points, the second lowest of any stand off

Evans made six Tackles in round 5

 

Four players have been banned for round 6:

Rangi Chase (Castleford Tigers)

Vincent Albert (Catalans Dragons)

Arthur Romano (Catalans Dragons)

Sebastien Nietche Corones (Catalans Dragons)

 

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