McAvoy and Coleman named Kingstone Press Players of the Week
Whitehaven second-row Scott McAvoy and Hemel Stags scrum-half Jy-mel Coleman are the Kingstone Press Players of the Week.
Both players produced influential performances in their side’s respective wins over Keighley Cougars and Oldham.
Every week each coach in both Kingstone Press Championship competitions is contacted to help produce the awards.
Kingstone Press Championship Player of the Week – Scott McAvoy (Whitehaven)
Whitehaven back rower Scott McAvoy produced an influential performance in his side’s important midweek win over Keighley Cougars.
McAvoy – who has been switched from the centres recently – scored a second half try as the Cumbrian side overturned a 10-12 half-time deficit to leapfrog Keighley Cougars in the Kingstone Press Championship table.
Coach Dave Woods said: “All of our back three were exceptional – Scott, Lee Doran and Lee Mitchell.
“Scott scored a well-taken try and did some real good stuff throughout the game.
“Apart from one game he’s played the last four or five in the back row and he’ll be staying there – he’s been consistent every week.”
Kingstone Press Championship One Player of the Week – Jy-mel Coleman (Hemel Stags)
Hemel Stags scrum-half Jy-mel Coleman kicked eight goals and dictated his team’s play as they won 44-32 against Oldham.
Stags coach Troy Perkins said: “Jy-mel was very good. We’ve asked him to take more responsibility over the last two weeks and he’s done that.
“His kicking game was good, he got a couple of 40/20s, took us around the field well and had a hand in the majority of tries we scored.
“He showed his class against Oldham and out-played their two half-backs, who are both very good players in their own right.”
Kingstone Press Performance of the Week – Gloucestershire All Golds
Gloucestershire All Golds coach Steve McCormack’s hailed his squad’s attitude after their 24-22 victory over York City Knights.
McCormack said: “We’re certainly going in the right direction. Everybody’s working exceptionally hard for each other, and that’s the starting point for a lot of things.
“We’re not getting carried away, but we’re putting a few structures in place and making some progress.
“We had two players against York that had come through our U19s system, and there are loads more like that waiting for their chance.
“Everyone’s working hard and feeling valued, and hopefully that will stand us in good stead as the year goes on.”
Kingstone Press Try of the Week – Paul Emanuelli (South Wales Scorpions)
South Wales Scorpions stand-off Paul Emanuelli earned praise from coach Mike Grady after scoring a stunning long-range try against London Skolars.
Emanuelli took possession on the Scorpions’ 20 metre line before chipping over the Skolars’ defence and re-gathering his kick. He then repeated the move to beat London’s full-back, grounding the bouncing ball just as it was about to go past the dead ball line.
Grady said: “I’m made up for Paul getting that try – he had a brilliant game and I know he’s capable of that kind of play.
“He does a lot of work on and off the field, and he’s great to have around the club. It’s good to see hard work paying off like that.”
Kingstone Press Championship Team of the Week
1 Gregg McNally (Leigh Centurions)
2 Liam Kay (Leigh Centurions)
3 Menzie Yere (Sheffield Eagles)
4 Josh Griffin (Batley Bulldogs)
5 Jordan Burke (Swinton Lions)
6 Martyn Ridyard (Leigh Centurions)
7 Andy Kain (Featherstone Rovers)
8 Carl Forster (Whitehaven)
9 Anthony Nicholson (Batley Bulldogs)
10 Matt Carbutt (Doncaster)
11 Scott McAvoy (Whitehaven)
12 James Lockwood (Featherstone Rovers)
13 Martin Aspinwall (Swinton Lions)
Kingstone Press Championship One Team of the Week
1 Jordan Sheridan (South Wales Scorpions)
2 Aidan Jenkins (Gloucestershire All Golds)
3 Jason Muranka (Gloucestershire All Golds)
4 Michael Brown (Hemel Stags)
5 James Hill (Hemel Stags)
6 Paul Emanuelli (South Wales Scorpions)
7 Jy-mel Coleman (Hemel Stags)
8 Dom Maloney (Hemel Stags)
9 Paul Stamp (Gateshead Thunder)
10 Izaak Duffy (Gloucestershire All Golds)
11 Michael Connor (South Wales Scorpions)
12 Frank Foster (Gloucestershire All Golds)
13 Sonny Esslemont (Gateshead Thunder)