Four Featherstone players selected for All-Stars team

Sam Smeaton, included in the Championship All-stars team.
Sam Smeaton, included in the Championship All-stars team.

FOUR Featherstone Rovers players have been included in this season’s Championship All-Stars team.

Centre Sam Smeaton, half-backs Andy Kain and Liam Finn and back rower Matty Dale have all been selected as the best players in their positions in the Co-Operative Championship for 2012.

Leigh Centurions and Batley Bulldogs have three players each in the All Star selection, with Leigh centre Matt Gardner joining second row Craig Briscoe and loose forward Sam Hopkins. Batley prop Alex Walmsley joins the Bulldogs’ pairing of Gareth Potts and Alex Brown, who both earn their place on the wings.

Hooker Sean Penkywicz is one of two Halifax players named in the team of the year alongside prop Sam Barlow.

Last season’s beaten finalists Sheffield Eagles complete the Championship squad through Quentin Lalu Togagae, who occupies the full-back position.

In Championship One, Featherstone’s new signing, Lamont Bryan, is included in the All-Stars team after his performances with London Skolars.

The full Championship All-Stars team:

1, Quentin Laulu Togagae (Sheffield Eagles)

2, Gareth Potts (Batley Bulldogs)

3, Matt Gardner (Leigh Centurions)

4, Sam Smeaton (Featherstone Rovers)

5, Alex Brown (Batley Bulldogs)

6, Andy Kain (Featherstone Rovers)

7, Liam Finn (Featherstone Rovers)

8, Alex Walmsley (Batley Bulldogs)

9, Sean Penkywicz (Halifax)

10, Sam Barlow (Halifax)

11, Matty Dale (Featherstone Rovers)

12, Craig Briscoe (Leigh Centurions)

13, Sam Hopkins (Leigh Centurions)