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

Drew Darbyshire

Tawera Nikau in action for Warrington

We create alphabetical dream teams from all the players in the Super League era.

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

1 Kevin Naiqama

The 32-year-old Fiji international came over to Super League in 2019 and has been a shining light for St Helens, scoring 33 tries in 62 appearances for the club so far. Naiqama has won back-to-back Grand Finals with Saints and was also named in the Super League Dream Team in 2019. He is primarily a centre, but is no stranger to playing full-back.

2 Ratu Naulago

The Fijian speedster enjoyed two seasons in Super League with Hull in 2019-20, scoring 23 tries in 34 appearances. Naulago, 29, left Hull at the end of 2020 to link up with rugby union club Bristol Bears.

3 Scott Naylor

Naylor scored 71 tries in 139 appearances for Wigan, Bradford and Salford. He also won four caps for England and represented his country in the 2000 World Cup. Naylor won two Challenge Cups, a World Club Challenge and a Super League title with Bradford.

4 Paul Newlove

Newlove was a prolific try scoring centre, having scored 323 tries in 432 appearances for Featherstone, Bradford, St Helens and Castleford. The former Great Britain and England international was named in the Super League Dream Team twice and has been inducted into St Helens and Featherstone’s Hall of Fames. Newlove won three Super League titles, three Challenge Cups and a World Club Challenge with Saints.

5 Harry Newman

The 21-year-old Leeds outside-back made his Super League debut in 2017 against Wigan, and in 2019 he was selected for the England Knights against Jamaica at Headingley Stadium before Shaun Wane named the talented player in his senior train-on squad. Newman was awarded the number three shirt for the Rhinos in 2020, and was named the Super League Young Player of the Year that season.

6 Curtis Naughton

Naughton, who can featured in most outside-back positions, started his professional career with Bradford, making his first team debut in the final game of the 2013 Super League season against Huddersfield. In October 2013, he signed a two-year deal with Sydney Roosters before returning in 2014 with Hull FC.

7 Danny Nicklas

Nicklas made 11 appearances for hometown club Hull between 2010-12 before going on to enjoy spells with York, Doncaster, Newcastle and Hunslet. He scored 196 points in 98 career appearances.

8 Sonny Nickle

The Leeds-born prop or back-rower scored 101 tries in 412 club appearances for Hunslet, Sheffield, St Helens, Bradford and Leigh. A former Great Britain and England international, Nickle won two Super League titles, a World Club Challenge and a Challenge Cup with Saints.

9 Terry Newton

Newton was one of the greatest hookers of the Super League era, having scored 95 tries in 361 games for Leeds, Wigan, Bradford and Wakefield. Newton, who won 18 caps in total for Great Britain and England, was named in the Super League Dream Team in 2003 and won the Challenge Cup twice during his stellar career.

10 Danny Nutley

The Australian prop enjoyed two separate spells in Super League with Warrington and Castleford. Nutley made 106 appearances for Warrington between 1998-2001 and then played 28 games for Castleford in 2006, the season he was named in the Super League Dream Team.

11 Jason Netherton

Born in Hull, Netherton was signed by Leeds from local amateur club West Hull in 2001, before featuring for London Broncos and eventually finding a home in Hull KR. He made more than 160 appearances for the Robins, and was appointed as Hull KR head of academy youth coaching with the club in 2019.

12 Clint Newton

The USA international made his professional debut for Newcastle Knights during the 2001 NRL season, and made 100 appearances for the club before a move to Melbourne Storm for the 2007 campaign. In 2008 he made the switch to the Super League with Hull KR, where he scored forty tries in 100 appearances.

The one-time NSW Country representative is now the Chief Executive Officer of the Rugby League Players Association.

13 Tawera Nikau

Nikau, who was famed for his legendary mullet hairstyle, was a star in the British game, having made 164 appearances for Castleford between 1991-96 as well as 59 for Warrington between 2000-01. Nikau won 19 caps for his native New Zealand and also played for the New Zealand Maori eight times.

Alphabet dream teams:

A | B | C | D | E | F | G | H | J | K | L | M | O | P | R | S | T | V | W

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