11th February 2020, 11:45 | ourleague
Jamie Laing (British Army)
The British Army progressed to Round Four of the Coral Challenge Cup for the first time ever this past weekend with victory over Ince Rose Bridge and a fine effort direct from the scrum sees them feature in this week’s Try of the Week voting.
Full-back Kieron Roche managed to pierce Rose Bridge’s defensive line before finding Uru Naulusala who was too strong for Ince’s incoming traffic and he eventually offloaded to Jamie Laing at the line.
Gav Rodden (North Wales Crusaders)
Ben Crooks stole the show last weekend with four tries, but North Wales Crusaders’ back-rower Gav Rodden equalled the feat this week crossing four times in their victory over Rochdale Mayfield in Round Three of the Coral Challenge Cup.
The pick of Rodden’s tries saw him break the line inside his own half and his sheer pace saw him leave the Mayfield defence behind and finish under the posts.
Rhys Williams (Salford Red Devils)
It’s not often you see a try immediately from kick-off but Welsh winger Rhys Williams managed it this past Saturday for Salford Red Devils against Toronto Wolfpack.
Williams took the ball on the full, threw a fantastic dummy inside which took three players out of the game allowing him to slice through the Wolfpack defence and his pace took him the remaining 80 metres.
Ben Crooks (Hull Kingston Rovers)
Not one, not two, but TEN passes were involved in Hull Kingston Rovers’ stunning team effort last Friday’s Hull derby.
Jamie Ellis, Elliot Minchella and Shaun Kenny-Dowell all linked up well down the left-hand side with the Kiwi centre twice touching the ball before an outrageous flick over-the-head pass from Dean Hadley opened space on the opposite side of the pitch and Ben Crooks scored his fifth try of 2020 in just two Super League fixtures.
Jake Spedding (Widnes Vikings)
Widnes Vikings’ Betfred Championship tie was one of only a handful of games that survived Storm Ciara and it meant we got to see off-season signing Jake Spedding finish a great off-the-cuff move from the hosts.
Matty Smith’s bomb was claimed by Jack Owens under pressure from two Batley defenders. The ball eventually ended up with Logan Tomkins who found Shane Grady who then in turn found Spedding to finish in the corner.
Joe Bretherton (Toulouse Olympique)
A prop-forward with a chip and chase? Surely not? Well, that’s what we saw from Toulouse Olympique’s Joe Bretherton this past weekend in their 58-6 victory over Oldham.
The Wiganer found himself on the left-hand wing before spinning away from three defenders, chipping over an onrushing Adam Brook and latching onto his own kick to round off a wonderful solo effort.