Fantasy RL: Picking your team – top centres

Ahead of the new season, we’ll be looking at options for your Fantasy Rugby League team in all positions in both Super League and the Championship.

Next up is the centres.

Standing alone as the most valuable centre in Super League is Mark Percival of St Helens. A goalkicking try-scorer, Percival weighs in at £225k having scored a massive 369 points in 2017. With only two players in your team able to score points for goalkicks, it’s important to have someone who is prolific, and even better if they can chip in with a try too.

While Joel Moon (200k) is expected to line up at stand off more often than not, he is still selectable as a centre, as is new Leeds captain Kallum Watkins (175k) – who scored more than 100 points more than Moon last season. There are a number of players available at the £175k price range, including the likes of Josh Griffin, Leroy Cudjoe and Michael Shenton.

It’s a former St Helens centre that tops the Championship list, Halifax’s goalkicking star Steve Tyrer. He is priced at £60k and scored 385 points last season. Another high end option is Swinton’s Chris Hankinson (£40k), though Featherstone’s Ian Hardman (£30k) is also worth a look having plundered more than 200 points last year.

If you’ve spent big on one centre, you may want to look for a cheaper option to partner them. Warrington’s Harvey Livett is a salary cap space saver at just £50k, and he scored 92 points last season. Nick Rawsthorne of Hull is another coming in at just £50k, while once again Mitch Brown could be a shrewd option at £75k.

In the Championship, there are some tryscoring centres at the bottom end of the pricing – Barrow’s Declan Hulme (£20k), Featherstone’s Josh Hardcastle (£20k) and new Batley signing Keenan Tomlinson (£10k).

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