Greenwood named Premier Sports Player of the Week
Batley Bulldogs player Miles Greenwood is the Premier Sports Championship Player of the Week after a producing a commanding display against Leigh Centurions.
Greenwood scored a try and consistently carried the ball well for the Bulldogs, earning praise from coach John Kear.
Every week each coach in the Kingstone Press Championship and Championship One is contacted to help compile the Premier Sports awards.
Premier Sports Championship Player of the Week – Miles Greenwood (Batley Bulldogs)
Full-back Miles Greenwood, like his Batley Bulldogs team, is returning to form at the right time of the season.
Greenwood had a blistering start to the campaign until injury sidelined him for several weeks, but coach John Kear confirmed he is getting back to his best, with a sparkling display in the 24-18 win over Leigh on Thursday night.
Kear said: “If you had a checklist of everything a fullback should do, Miles did it against Leigh.
“He was sound and safe when dealing with kicks, returned the ball really well, and scored a well taken try. He’s playing very well at the moment.”
Premier Sports Performance of the Week – Dewsbury Rams
Dewsbury Rams moved up to sixth place in the Kingstone Press Championship table with a crucial 24-10 win over play-off rivals Doncaster.
The victory saw them leapfrog Doncaster as the Championship reaches its climax.
Coach Glenn Morrison said: “That was probably our best performance of the season.
“I said to the boys that we needed to treat that game as a Grand Final to get us into the play-offs.
“But we don’t want to leave it at that.
“Now we want to take some momentum into the finals and carry on with it.”
Premier Sports Try of the Week – Will Sharp (Featherstone Rovers)
In-form Featherstone Rovers winger Will Sharp scored a superb solo effort amongst his hat-trick of tries against Whitehaven.
The former Super League winger completed his treble with two in the closing stages of the 52-4 win over Whitehaven – including a brilliant individual effort.
There were less than two minutes remaining when Sharp received the ball 60 metres from the visitors’ line.
He beat Whitehaven players Jamie Rooney and Rhys Clarke on a thrilling run to the line that brought the house down at the BigFellas Stadium.
Premier Sports Championship Team of the Week
1 Miles Greenwood (Batley Bulldogs)
2 Greg Johnson (Batley Bulldogs)
3 Greg Worthington (Featherstone Rovers)
4 Vince Mellars (Featherstone Rovers)
5 Lee Mapals (Hunslet Hawks)
6 Aaron Brown (Dewsbury Rams)
7 Ben Johnston (York City Knights)
8 Ewan Dowes (Workington Town)
9 James Davey (Sheffield Eagles)
10 Ben Davies (Halifax)
11 Scott Hale (Dewsbury Rams)
12 Darren Hawkyard (Swinton Lions)
13 Martin Aspinwall (Leigh Centurions)
Championship Player of the Year award
The weekly points awarded towards the end of season Player of the Year awards will not now be publicised for the remainder of the season, with a shortlist of nominees being announced before the official awards night.