Langtree recognised again

Date published: Monday, April 29, 2013

OUR young second-row forward Danny Langtree, the Roughyeds’ top try scorer so far this season with six, is again named in the Premier Sports Championship One team of the week, following his brace of tries in our narrow 18-16 defeat by Oxford at Whitebank.

He also picks up another point in the player-of-the-year rankings, giving him two in total and joint ninth place overall after three rounds of the competition.

Close on his heels in the Roughyeds’ try-scoring list is hooker Adam Files, with a total of five after scoring one try in each of our last four games.

Premier Sports Championship One Player of the Week – Mike Bishay (Hemel Stags)

Stags’ scrum-half Mike Bishay was in outstanding form as Hemel recorded a 28-8 win against Gloucestershire All Golds, scoring a try as well as creating Ash Fyson’s late score.

Hemel coach Troy Perkins said: “Mike’s on a dual registration deal from London Broncos, and he’s played every game for us this year. He’s got good footwork, he’s not afraid to take the line on and he’s got solid passing and kicking games.

“He’s got all the qualities you’d look for in a good half-back, and against the All Golds we also pushed him up to hooker for a while. He’s been in very good form all season.”

Premier Sports Try of the Week – Kristian Hawkes (South Wales Scorpions)

Kristian Hawkes’ try five seconds from time helped South Wales Scorpions snatch a dramatic 30-28 win over Rochdale Hornets.

Scorpions coach Dave Clark said: “We were on our own line with about a minute to go, but we gathered a loose ball, work our way forward with three or four tackles and then had the tackle count wiped clean when we regained possession after a little chip kick.

“We had two tackles on their line before getting over from close range.

“It wasn’t good for the coaches, but it was great for the fans. We showed we’ve got a bit of character and a never-say-die attitude which maybe we didn’t have last year.”

Premier Sports Championship One Team of the Week

1 Jack Murphy (South Wales Scorpions)

2 Lewys Weaver (North Wales Crusaders)

3 Stuart Reardon (North Wales Crusaders)

4 Sean Morris (Oxford)

5 Shaun Robinson (Oxford)

6 Andy Moulsdale (North Wales Crusaders)

7 Mike Bishay (Hemel Stags)

8 Jason Payne (Gateshead Thunder)

9 Connor Farrer (South Wales Scorpions)

10 Aiden Pritchard (Hemel Stags)

11 Chris Baines (Rochdale Hornets)

12 DANNY LANGTREE (OLDHAM)

13 Martin Roden (Oxford)

Championship One Player of the Year

Hemel’s Mike Bishay jumps to the top of the Player of the Year rankings after collecting five points for his performance against Gloucestershire All Golds.

5 points – Mike Bishay (Hemel)

4 points – Jack Murphy (South Wales)

3 points – Stuart Reardon (North Wales)

2 points – Craig White (North Wales)

1 point – Danny Langtree (Oldham)

Championship One Player of the Year table

1 Mike Bishay (8 points)

2 Andy Moulsdale (6 points)

3 Sean Morris (5 points)

4 Gary Middlehurst (4 points)

Valu Bentley (4 points)

Jack Murphy (4 points)

7 Stuart Reardon (3 points)

Tyla Hepi (3 points)

9 Jason Payne (2 points)

Steve Roper (2 points)

Craig White (2 points)

Danny Langtree (2 point)