Alphabet dream team: Best Super League XIII with names beginning with C

Drew Darbyshire

In our new feature series, we create alphabetical dream teams from all the players in the Super League era.

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It is now time for a dream XIII from all the players whose last name begin with C…

1 Gary Connolly

Connolly is a legend of the game. He started his career at hometown club St Helens where he scored 46 tries in 133 games before crossing Billinge Hill to join rivals Wigan. He scored 136 tries in 309 appearances for Wigan before enjoying time at Canterbury Bulldogs, Leeds and Widnes. He represented Great Britain, England and Ireland.

2 Josh Charnley

The Lancastrian is one of the most prolific try scorers of the modern era with his try-to-game ratio being nothing short of exceptional. He scored 162 tries in 171 games for Wigan and has since moved to Warrington, scoring 42 tries in 57 appearances so far.

3 Leroy Cudjoe

Cudjoe has been a fantastic servant to his hometown club Huddersfield, scoring 116 tries in 276 games for the Giants. Cudjoe has been one of the standout centres in Super League and has earned 10 caps for England.

4 George Carmont

Carmont became a cult hero at Wigan in his time at the DW Stadium between 2008-12. The Samoa international scored 79 tries in 153 games for the Warriors and built up a brilliant combination with his wing partner Pat Richards.

5 Brian Carney

The Irishman made a name for himself at Wigan between 2001-05, where he scored 48 tries in 110 games before spending time in the NRL with Newcastle Knights and Gold Coast Titans. Carney earned 14 caps for Great Britain and four for Ireland before switching codes to rugby union.

6 Paul Cooke

Cooke mainly played loose forward in his career but he was no stranger to playing at stand-off. He scored 32 tries and kicked 332 goals in 204 appearances for Hull FC before joining rivals Hull KR, where he then played 65 games. Cooke earned three caps for England and also had stints at Wakefield, Doncaster and Featherstone.

7 Todd Carney

The Australia and New South Wales representative had a fantastic career in the NRL for Canberra, Sydney Roosters and Cronulla. He came over to Super League with Catalans in 2015 before spending time at Salford and Hull KR. He was the definition of a match winner.

8 Eorl Crabtree

Like Cudjoe, Crabtree was a brilliant servant to Huddersfield and finished his playing career as a one-club man. The prop made more than 400 appearances for the Giants and also earned 14 caps for England.

9 Keiron Cunningham

Cunningham was a brilliant one-club man and will forever be regarded as a legend at St Helens. He scored 175 tries in 496 games for Saints as well as earning 14 caps for Great Britain and 13 for Wales. He was a sensational talent.

10 Rémi Casty

Casty is the only Frenchman to make it in this dream XIII, and he will be considered as one of the best French players ever. He spent a year at NRL side Sydney Roosters in 2014 but he has spent 14 seasons at Catalans over two spells. He has also earned 20 caps for his country.

11 Ben Currie

Currie, who was in Wigan’s academy before joining Warrington, has only ever played for the Wolves at senior level, making more than 150 appearances to date. He has earned three caps for Ireland and six for England.

12 Mick Cassidy

Cassidy was a no-nonsense back-rower with a tremendous work ethic in attack and defence. He made 368 appearances for hometown club Wigan before enjoying spells at Widnes and Barrow. He represented Great Britain and Ireland internationally.

13 Hep Cahill

The New Zealander first came to Super League in 2011 to play for Welsh side Crusaders but it was at Widnes where he became a fan’s favourite. Cahill spent eight years at the Vikings, playing 168 games before heading home.

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