Yorkshire's Super League Team of the Week - Robins flying again

Given they have recorded back-to-back Super League wins for the first time since 2018, it is no surprise Hull KR have secured four placings in the latest Team of the Week following an impressive victory over Leeds Rhinos.

Hull KR's Ryan Hall after scoring his 200th Super League try against former club Leeds Rhinos. (ALLAN MCKENZIE/SWPIX)

Full-back

Jake Connor (Hull FC)

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Not many stand-out full-back performances this weekend, but the 26-year-old contributed positively as Hull FC maintained their unbeaten start and came up with the telling pass for Carlos Tuimavave’s try that ended Wakefield Trinity's hopes in a 20-14 triumph.

Winger

Derrell Olpherts (Castleford Tigers)

Continued his excellent start to the season, although team-mate Greg Eden made marginally more metres (182) on the other flank compared to his 172, Olpherts scored two tries in the 22-12 defeat at Wigan and made five tackle busts.

Centre

Castleford Tigers' Derrell Olpherts on the charge at Wigan Warriors. (ALEX WHITEHEAD/SWPIX)

Peter Mata'utia (Castleford Tigers)

An excellent display from the Samoa international, who racked up 174m and provided two try assists as Castleford played their part in a fine contest at DW Stadium.

Centre

Konrad Hurrell (Leeds Rhinos)

Huddersfield Giants' Luke Yates takes it to the St Helens defence. (JONATHAN GAWTHORPE)

Considering this was his first game of the season, the Tongan star was quickly back into the thick of things: made 158m from his 18 carries at Hull KR busting three tackles and throwing in four offloads for good measure even though Rhinos were vanquished 26-6.

Winger

Ryan Hall (Hull KR)

Predictably, the England winger had a brilliant game as he faced his former club Leeds for the first time, running up 183m as Hull KR pulled off a fine win, scoring his 200th Super League try and breaking five tackles.

Hull KR's Matt Parcell scores against former club Leeds Rhinos. (ALLAN MCKENZIE/SWPIX)

Stand-off

Ryan Hampshire (Wakefield Trinity)

In a beaten side, and having switched from full-back due to Jacob Miller’s injury, enjoyed one of his best nights in terms of tactical kicking, forcing three goalline drop-outs for his team as they narrowly fell at unbeaten Hull FC.

Scrum-half

Jordan Abdull (Hull KR)

On the back of scoring the winning drop goal against Huddersfield Giants, produced another mature display at the heart of the Hull KR team to guide them to another victory over Leeds, kicking well and producing three try assists in the excellent triumph.

Prop

Luke Yates (Huddersfield Giants)

Huddersfield Giants had to work overtime in the 18-10 loss against champions St Helens and the big prop led the way in this department, making 65 tackles; you always know what you are going to get with him.

Hooker

Matt Parcell (Hull KR)

Another former Rhino who excelled for the Robins against his old side, Parcell was at his elusive best out of dummy-half, scoring a try, creating another and generally mapping out the win.

Prop

Nathan Massey (Castleford Tigers)

Is fast becoming Castleford’s most reliable middle, topping 100m again from his 13 carries as well as weighing in with his usual defensive effort, making 40 tackles as Daryl Powell’s side went toe-to-toe with Wigan.

Second-row

Andre Savelio (Hull FC)

Made almost 50 tackles for Hull FC as they were made to work hard for victory against Wakefield, he also scored their opening try with a typically forceful carry. The New Zealander is looking in his best shape since joining the Black and Whites in 2019.

Second-row

Kane Linnett (Hull KR)

The experienced Australian has excelled on his switch from centre to back-row this term, illustrated by his man-of-the-match display against Leeds which included a hat-trick of tries, two clean breaks and 27 tackles. Terrific.

Loose forward

Joe Westerman (Wakefield Trinity)

On-field rival Joe Cator made 54 tackles and was at his effusive best for Hull FC, but this former Black and Whites No13 was inspirational for Wakefield as they battled in vain to get a first win of the season: 36 tackles and made 134m from his 16 carries, always offering himself.

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