Moss named as Championship Player of the Week

images (1)Keighley full-back Craig Moss has made it a Cougars double by being named the Premier Sports Player of the Week.

The Welsh international full-back followed teammate Scott Law in clinching the accolade, after an impressive hat-trick in the Cougars’ 36-16 win against Swinton Lions.

With only two fixtures being played in Championship One, their weekly awards will be delayed until that round of fixtures is complete.

Similarly, the points awarded towards the end of season Championship Player of the Year award will not be finalised until the Sheffield Eagles – Workington Town fixture is played, completing their round.

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 – Craig Moss (Keighley Cougars)

Craig Moss was playing his first competitive first team game since September on Sunday – but it hardly showed.

Moss scored a hat trick of tries as Keighley recorded a vital 36-16 win at Swinton Lions.

Cougars coach Paul March said: “Craig came straight back in and showed us all what we’ve been missing.

“His support play was outstanding – every time we made a half break he was there.

“He also created some opportunities on the edges, which is something that we’ve been missing.”

Premier Sports Performance of the Week – Whitehaven

Three tries in the final eight minutes gave Whitehaven a crucial win over top four contenders Batley Bulldogs.

Haven looked set to slip to defeat when they trailed 20-30 going into the closing stages.

But after Bulldogs centre Jason Walton was sin binned for persistent offending, Ant Walker forced his way over to close the gap to just four points.

The teams were level when a flowing Haven move finished with Craig Calvert crossing out wide – and Jamie Rooney converted off the touchline to make it 32-30.

And Haven sealed their impressive win when Jessie Joe Parker crossed in the final minute.

Premier Sports Try of the Week – Paul White (Keighley Cougars)

Paul White used every bit of his extensive experience to provide a superb finish for Keighley Cougars at Swinton.

When the Cougars went wide in the 66thminute of their 36-16 win, White was given the smallest of chances to finish a crisp handling move.

But the former Huddersfield, Salford, Wakefield and Halifax man produced a moment of brilliance to squeeze in at the corner.


Coach Paul March said: “It was a try that any winger would have been happy with – it was a superb finish.”


Premier Sports Championship Team of the Week


1 Craig Moss (Keighley Cougars)


2 Cameron Pitman (Leigh Centurions)


3 Jessie Joe Parker (Whitehaven)


4 Brad Watkinson (Dewsbury Rams)


5 Craig Calvert (Whitehaven)


6 Andy Kain (Featherstone Rovers)


7 Liam Finn (Featherstone Rovers)


8 Mark Castle (Doncaster)


9 Mike Emmett (Doncaster)


10 James Davies (Hunslet Hawks)


11 Lee Doran (Whitehaven)


12 Tommy Goulden (Leigh Centurions)


13 Brendan Rawlins (Keighley Cougars)


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 with Sheffield versus Workington.


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)

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