26th April 2021, 16:33 | englandrl
Zak Hardaker's almost unstoppable full-back form shows no signs of letting up as he ran in a try and kicked three goals in Wigan Warriors' 22-12 home win over Castleford Tigers.
The 29-year-old also ran 166 metres from 20 carries, while fellow Warrior Liam Farrell lined up at centre again in a stellar showing.
Farrell contributed a game-high 189 metres and a try assist as his form in the outside backs continued.
In opposition, Niall Evalds couldn't find top form on the night, but Paul McShane put in another significant shift at hooker with 36 tackles and two goals for the Tigers.
St Helens protected their 100 per cent start to the season on Thursday night as they ran out 18-10 winners at Huddersfield Giants.
Jonny Lomax was the star of the show has he claimed the Player of the Match award, recording a crucial try and a try assist for his side.
Fellow Saint Mark Percival also continued his impressive post-injury form with a four-pointer of his own and 151 metres from 16 carries, while Alex Walmsley clocked 166 metres from 20 carries during his time on the pitch.
The evergreen James Roby also made an eye-catching 49 tackles as Saints recorded their fifth competitive win from as many games in 2021.
Ash Handley kicked a goal and ran 142 metres from eight carries on his return from inury at full back, but his Leeds Rhinos side were beaten 26-6 at Hull KR on Friday, as Hull FC's Josh Griffin ate up 138 metres from 16 carries in FC's close-run 20-14 home win over Wakefield Trinity on the same night.
Seven England stars were in action in the south of France as Warrington Wolves brought Catalans' unbeaten start to an end with a 24-8 win at the Stade Gilbert Brutus.
Dragons full back Sam Tomkins was largely stopped from being at his best as the Wolves' England six stood out away from home.
Ben Currie and Toby King both got on the scoresheet, while they both racked up over 110 metres each and 51 tackles between them.
Mike Cooper impressed with 28 tackles and 104 metres, Stefan Ratchford recorded 31 tackles at stand off, while Joe Philbin came off the bench to run 85 metres and make 14 tackles.
Hooker Daryl Clark was a key performer in a landmark win for the Wolves, as he provided an assist and made 39 tackles.