Brown named Premier Sports Player of the Round

Date published: Tuesday, February 5, 2013

Dewsbury Rams stand-off Aaron Brown is the inaugural Premier Sports Championship Player of the Week, in a new series of accolades that will also shape the competition’s end-of-season awards.

Brown produced a sparkling first team debut in the Rams’ 22-16 win at Doncaster, a performance that also puts him in early pole position for the Championship Player of the Year award at the end of the season.

Every week every coach in the Championship – and Championship One once it begins – will be consulted to help select both a Premier Sports Team of the Week and Player of the Week.

A top-three will then be formed for the individual award, with the points awarded counting towards the Championship’s player of the year accolade later this year.

The weekly awards will also see a team performance and try of the round selected, while inclusion in the Premier Sports Team of the Week will count towards the end-of-season selections for the two competitions.

Premier Sports Player of the Week – Aaron Brown (Dewsbury Rams)

Player of the Season points, Week One

3 points – Aaron Brown (Dewsbury Rams)

2 points – Miles Greenwood (Batley Bulldogs)

1 point – Steve Crossley (Featherstone Rovers)

Premier Sports Performance of the Week – Workington Town

Led by the outstanding Peter Lupton, who only narrowly missed out on Team of the Week selection, newly-promoted Workington Town claimed a 14-10 win against a Swinton side which featured last year’s Super League Grand Finalist Paul Wood.

Premier Sports Try of the Week – Miles Greenwood (Batley Bulldogs)

Batley Bulldogs full-back Miles Greenwood scored a sparkling hat-trick of tries against Keighley Cougars on Sunday – with his third, in the 44thminute, the pick.

Premier Sports Championship Team of the Week

1 Miles Greenwood (Batley Bulldogs)

2 Tom Hodson (Featherstone Rovers)

3 Jimmy Keinhorst (Hunslet Hawks)

4 Liam Welham (Hunslet Hawks)

5 Greg Johnson (Batley Bulldogs)

6 Aaron Brown (Dewsbury Rams)

7 Liam Finn (Featherstone Rovers)

8 Steve Crossley (Featherstone Rovers)

9 Callum Phillips (Workington Town)

10 Dave Houghton (Whitehaven)

11 Ross Divorty (Halifax)

12 Jarrad Stack (Workington Town)

13 Scott Murrell (Halifax)

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