Morris named Player of the week

Date published: Tuesday, April 2, 2013

SEAN Morris, the Oxford centre, has been named Premier Sports Championship One Player of the Week.

Coach Tony Benson highlighted a “classy” performance by Morris as one of the key reasons behind Oxford’s 40-30 win against Gloucestershire All Golds.


Benson said: “Sean was really classy. Defensively, his decision-making was superb, and on attack he was dangerous every time he got the ball. It was only his third game of rugby league.

“We’ve seen that he’s an outstanding athlete in training, and he’s so quick and skilful, but to do it in a game situation was very impressive.”

Premier Sports Performance of the Week – Hemel Stags

Hemel coach Troy Perkins hailed his side after they secured a 26-8 win at London Skolars in their first ever Championship One fixture.


Perkins said: “Every player played their part. We played with a lot of energy, our line speed was good, and I think the Skolars were a bit shell-shocked.

“We had seven players aged 20 or under, so it’s great to start so well. You only ever get one chance to win your first Championship One game, and it was really important in terms of setting the tone for the rest of the season.

“However, one game doesn’t make a season – we’ll back to reality at training on Tuesday night.”


Premier Sports Championship One Team of the Week

1 Mike Forgham (Hemel Stags)

2 Stuart Reardon (North Wales Crusaders)

3 Danny Davies (Rochdale Hornets)

4 Sean Morris (Oxford)

5 Shaun Robinson (Oxford)

6 Andy Moulsdale (North Wales Crusaders)

7 Steven Roper (Rochdale Hornets)

8 Louis Robinson (London Skolars)

9 John Clough (Oxford)

10 Aiden Pritchard (Hemel Stags)

11 Tyla Hepi (Gloucestershire All Golds)

12 Gary Middlehurst (North Wales Crusaders)

13 Jordan Rice (Gloucestershire All Golds)


Championship One Player of the Year

Oxford’s Sean Morris is the early pacesetter after securing Round One’s Player of the Week.


Week One Player of the Year points

5 points – Sean Morris (Oxford)

4 points – Gary Middlehurst (North Wales Crusaders)

3 points – Tyla Hepi (Gloucestershire All Golds)

2 points – Steve Roper (Rochdale Hornets)

1 points – Andy Moulsdale (North Wales Crusaders)