Butterfield named Championship Player of the Week
Doncaster full-back Mick Butterfield has been named the Premier Sports Player of the Week after an outstanding performance in his side’s shock 26-12 win at Batley Bulldogs – a display that also earned Doncaster the Performance of the Week award.
As with last week, the points awarded towards the end of season Championship Player of the Year award will not be finalised until the full round of fixtures is played.
Every week each coach in the Championship and Championship One is contacted to help compile the Premier Sports awards.
Premier Sports Championship Player of the Week – Mick Butterfield (Doncaster)
Doncaster full-back Mick Butterfield’s performance against Batley Bulldogs on Sunday played a key role in a crucial win, according to coach Tony Miller.
Miller said: “Mick brought the ball back extremely well every time he carried it.
“That got us onto the front and meant we always had a good start to our set of six.
“He constantly broke the line, was brave in taking the ball on the full regularly, and I just thought he was outstanding.”
Premier Sports Performance of the Week – Doncaster
Doncaster gave their Kingstone Press Championship play-off hopes a significant boost by winning 26-12 at fifth-placed Batley Bulldogs.
Tony Miller’s team also put further distance between themselves and the relegation places following an accomplished display.
Miller said: “I thought we dominated most of the game – it was a very good win for us.
“It was a game that we weren’t expected to win, but I always thought we had a real good chance of winning.
“We won at Featherstone recently as well, so we’ve definitely got it in us to beat the best teams.”
Premier Sports Try of the Week – Jordan Davies (Barrow Raiders)
Barrow Raiders’ recent loan signing from Salford City Reds, Jordan Davies, made an immediate impact on his Craven Park debut.
Davies scored two tries in the thrilling 28-26 win over Hunslet Hawks, the second of them an outstanding effort.
The former Sale RU player showed strength and pace on the half hour mark.
Raiders teammates Dan Toal and Kurt Haggerty set the platform with some excellent build-up work, and Davies then burst through a tackle to finish the try.
Premier Sports Championship Team of the Week
1 Mick Butterfield (Doncaster)
2 Aaron Low (Barrow Raiders)
3 Jordan Davies (Barrow Raiders)
4 Karl Pryce (Dewsbury Rams)
5 Waine Pryce (Hunslet Hawks)
6 Peter Lupton (Workington Town)
7 Callum Phillips (Workington Town)
8 Mark Castle (Doncaster)
9 Graeme Mattinson (Workington Town)
10 Ryan Hepworth (Dewsbury Rams)
11 Lee Doran (Whitehaven)
12 Rhys Clarke (Whitehaven)
13 Lee Paterson (Whitehaven)
Championship Player of the Year award
The points from this weekend’s matches will only be finalised once the full round of fixtures have been completed.
Current Championship Player of the Year Table
1. Mitchell Stringer (13 points)
2. Scott Leatherbarrow (10 points)
Callum Phillips (10 points)
Scott Murrell (10 points)
5. Quentin Laulu-Togagae (9 points)
Aaron Brown (9 points)
Steve Crossley (9 points)
8. Liam Finn (8 points)
Paul Cooke (8 points)
Paul Handforth (8 points)
Miles Greenwood (8 points)
12. Peter Green (7 points)
Kyle Briggs (7 points)
Jack Lee (7 points)
Lee Waterman (7 points)
Liam Harrison (7 points)
17. Dave Houghton (6 points)
Gregg McNally (6 points)
19. Simon Finnigan (5 points)
Luke Helliwell (5 points)
Kurt Haggerty (5 points)
Rob Parker (5 points)
Stuart Littler (5 points)
Karl Olstrum (5 points)
Craig Harvey (5 points)
Scott Law (5 points)
27. Sean Penkywicz (4 points)
Tom Hemingway (4 points)
Ian Hardman (4 points)
Bob Beswick (4 points)
Dominic Brambani (4 points)
Paul Clough (4 points)
Anthony Thackeray (4 points)
34. Jack Bussey (3 points)
Keegan Hirst (3 points)
Cain Southernwood (3 points)
Jarrad Stack (3 points)
Richie Hawkyard (3 points)
Peter Lupton (3 points)
40. James Lockwood (2 points)
Danny Jones (2 points)
Wayne Reittie (2 points)
Sean Hesketh (2 points)
44. Steve Tyrer (1 point)
Ryan Fieldhouse (1 point)
Johnny Campbell (1 point)
Alex Bretherton (1 point)
Matt Nicholson (1 point)
Jessie Joe Parker (1 point)
Scott McAvoy (1 point)
Menzie Yere (1 point)
Dale Morton (1 point)
Liam Walmsley (1 point)
Vince Mellars (1 point)
Greg Worthington (1 point)