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

Drew Darbyshire

Sam Tomkins in action for Catalans

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 T

1 Sam Tomkins

The 32-year-old full-back has enjoyed a stellar career so far, making more than 300 career appearances. Tomkins, who has won 25 caps for England, won the Man of Steel award in 2012 and has been named in the Super League Dream Team five times. He won three Super League titles, two League Leaders’ Shields and two Challenge Cups with Wigan.

2 Semi Tadulala

Tadulala came over to Super League in 2004 with Wakefield and quickly became a fan’s favourite at Belle Vue, scoring 38 tries in 89 games. He then scored 37 in 52 games for Bradford before having a stint with Keighley. He won six caps for Fiji and played in two World Cups.

3 Bill Tupou

The former Tonga international joined Wakefield in 2015 and quickly became one of the standout centres in the Super League competition, scoring 39 tries in 120 games for the club so far. Tupou was named in the Super League Dream Team in 2018.

4 Willie Talau

The Samoa-born centre had six remarkable seasons with St Helens between 2003-08 and then enjoyed two years with Salford. Talau won four Challenge Cups with Saints as well as a Super League title and World Club Challenge. On the international stage, Talau won 13 caps for New Zealand and three for Samoa.

5 Corey Thompson

Thompson was only in Super League for two seasons in 2016-17, but he was a fan’s favourite at Widnes. The 30-year-old was prolific in his time with the Vikings, scoring 41 tries in 58 appearances. Thompson has since returned to the NRL where he has continued to thrive for Wests Tigers and Gold Coast Titans.

6 Chris Thorman

The Geordie made almost 300 career appearances for Sheffield, Huddersfield, London Broncos, Parramatta Eels, Hull and York. Thorman won two caps for England in 2005 and was part of the Huddersfield side that reached the Challenge Cup final in 2006.

7 Jake Trueman

Jake Trueman returns for Castleford

The Bradford academy product joined Castleford in 2017, where he has since made 80 appearances. Trueman represented England in the Nines World Cup in 2019 and was also part of the Great Britain tour that year although he didn’t feature for the Lions. The 22-year-old is one of the best young half-backs in the game.

8 Scott Taylor

The 30-year-old prop has made more than 250 appearances for Hull KR, Wigan, Salford and Hull. Taylor won the double with Wigan in 2013 and led Hull to back-to-back Challenge Cups in 2016 and 2017. He was named in the Super League Dream Team in 2016 and has won three England caps to date.

9 Logan Tomkins

The 28-year-old hooker has made more than 200 career appearances for Wigan, Salford and Widnes. Tomkins won a Challenge Cup whilst with Wigan and reached the Super League Grand Final whilst at Salford in 2019. He currently for Widnes in the Championship.

10 Luke Thompson

The 26-year-old is one of the best props in the game right now. Thompson came through the academy at St Helens and played 163 games before moving to NRL side Canterbury Bulldogs in 2020. Thompson won two Super League titles with Saints and was named in the Super League Dream Team in consecutive years in 2018 and 2019. He has won seven caps in total for Great Britain and England.

11 Joel Tomkins

The former England international has enjoyed plenty of success in his career, having won two Super League titles, a World Club Challenge, a League Leaders’ Shield and a Challenge Cup. Tomkins has made almost 300 career appearances for Wigan, Hull KR and Catalans and also had a spell in rugby union with Saracens.

12 Danny Tickle

Tickle made almost 500 appearances during his stellar career for Halifax, Wigan, Hull, Widnes, Castleford, Leigh, Hull KR and Workington. Tickle, who played for England in 2009, kicked more than 1,000 goals in his career.

13 Jamie Thackray

Thackray won the Challenge Cup with Hull in 2005 and was named in the Super League Dream Team the same season. Later that year, Thackray won three caps for Great Britain in the Tri-Nations tournament. The prop made more than 450 appearances during his playing days.

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