Bill Tupou made up to be in Super League Dream Team

Wakefield star Bill Tupou said he was honoured to be selected in the 2018 Super League Dream Team.

The Tonga international has impressed for Trinity this season, scoring 14 tries and coming up with seven assists in 30 Super League games.

Tupou, who has been at Wakefield since 2015, said he was over the moon to have been named in the Super League Dream Team alongside team-mates Tom Johnstone and Reece Lyne.

He told loverugbyleague.com: “I think I’ve done quite well for myself this season and it comes down to all the little things in training.

“Staying fit and healthy was a big thing for me this season, tending to all the knocks and bruises after a game and just getting back into training straight away and that definitely helped my form.

“Just looking back, I’d never have thought I’d in this team, especially just doing my own thing at the start of the year. There has been talk in the last couple of weeks that I should be in and all that stuff but to be standing here with all these superstars in our game is an honour.

“It’s good to have a few of my team-mates included as well. It’s good for the club because it was only three years ago when we were playing in the Million Pound Game, so it’s been good for the club.”

Wakefield have finished fifth in the regular season for two years in a row but he wants to target a play-off spot next year.

And next year’s restructure means they will get their desired play-off spot if they finish fifth.

He added: “We are still growing and we now want go onto the next step and the big target for next year is to finish in the top four and win those vital games that didn’t win this year.

“We need to be doing the extra 10 minutes or so in training or at home for us to kick on now.

“I think it is six games that we lost by six or 10 points this season, so they were all close games and we need to work on playing the full 80 minutes instead of in patches to get there.

“One of my personal goals is to stay consistent and be better next year.”

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