YORK Knights’ winger Joe Brown and former half-back Mikey Lewis are both in the running for the RFL's Try of the Week.

Brown kickstarted the Knights’ comeback against Toulouse Olympique after acrobatically finishing from Jesse Dee’s bullet pass after a well-worked move down the right, as they recovered 14 points in the last 10 minutes against their 11-man opponents.

Harrison Hansen and Sitaleki Akauola had earlier both been dismissed by referee Ben Thaler following their respective tackles involving Myles Harrison and Ronan Michael.

However, the late fightback was not enough for Andrew Henderson's side to secure a first win of the Betfred Championship season, something they will hope to do at Barrow Raiders on Sunday afternoon (3pm).


“It was a quality finish," the Knights' head coach enthused to The Press.

"It’s good smarts from Liam Harris and he’s taken the opportunity to play down the side. It's skilful from Jesse to catch the pass on the move and feed Joe, and Joe has done his job there.

"It was a wonderful finish in the corner, it was a great try. 

“When quality tries are scored it gives the players and the team some confidence, knowing that they can execute good skill under pressure and make good decisions.

"Having the Try of the Week and all of that sort of stuff is another way of giving our game some exposure, it highlights the quality of talent that we have got in our game and I guess it is a bit of a gimmick to try and get the game some more exposure, which I welcome."

York Press: Former Knights half-back Mikey Lewis was among Hull KR's scorers in their derby with cross-city rivals Hull FC.Former Knights half-back Mikey Lewis was among Hull KR's scorers in their derby with cross-city rivals Hull FC. (Image: Mike Egerton/PA)

Lewis’ try for Hull KR against fierce rivals Hull FC saw him break out of an ankle tap to race clear into the left corner after a blistering attack in their 34-10 derby win.

Wigan Warriors’ Man of Steel Bevan French and St Helens’ Tommy Makinson are also nominated for their tries in the sides’ meeting at the Totally Wicked Stadium, whilst Oldham’s Mo Agoro and Keighley Cougars’ Billy Walkley complete the shortlist.

Fans can vote for their Try of the Week via the Our League app.