Fantasy Rugby League 2022: Top five players to include in Championship

Fantasy Rugby League

Love Rugby League’s Fantasy Rugby League game is now live for the 2022 season.

The Championship game is now open for fans to make their team choice!

Pick your best 17 and take on rugby league lovers for the right to be crowned Fantasy Rugby League champion.

There are plenty of prizes up for grabs this year, including the top prize of two tickets to the Rugby League World Cup final at Old Trafford.


Here are five players to include in your Championship team…

Craig Hall

Fantasy Rugby League

Craig Hall finished last season as top goal-kicker in the Championship competition with 85.

The former Wakefield, Toronto, Hull and Leigh utility heads into the 2022 season with the number four shirt, a change from his usual full-back position.

He finished last year’s regular campaign with 26 tries, the second most behind team-mate Gareth Gale. He is priced at £60,000 on Fantasy Rugby League.

Gale and new Rovers recruit Joey Leilua may also be ones to add into your squad. Gale is just £35,000 while Leilua is priced at £60,000.

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Jack Owens

Jack Owens Widnes

Jack Owens will be looking for a big season captaining Widnes in 2022. The Vikings finished eighth at the end of the 2021 season, and will be aiming for a play-off spot this year.

Owens looks to be their goal-kicker next season and is priced at £60,000.

Josh Woods

Josh Woods Newcastle

Like Widnes, Newcastle Thunder will be looking to improve on their 2021 season. Eamon O’Carroll’s side finished 11th, and Josh Woods will play a big part in their 2022 campaign.

Newcastle Thunder head into the 2022 campaign with a full-time model.

Add the former Wigan youngster to your squad for £60,000.

Nene Macdonald

Rhyse Martin, Justin Olam and Nene Macdonald in action for Papua New Guinea
Papua New Guinea’s (L-R) Rhys Martin, Justin Olam and Nene Macdonald celebrate defeating Ireland in the Rugby League World Cup match at the National Football Stadium in Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea, Sunday, November 5, 2017

Leigh find themselves back in the Championship in 2022 but have recruited strongly in a bid to win promotion straight back to Super League.

One new signing is Papua New Guinea international Nene Macdonald. The winger or centre makes the move to Leigh with almost 100 NRL first grade appearances. Macdonald is a bargain at just £35,000.

Dec Patton


2022 Bradford recuirt Dec Patton has been kicking goals for Bradford in their pre-season games.

He made the move to Odsal Stadium from Salford during the off-season. Patton is priced at £50,000.

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About Josh McAllister 1343 Articles
Journalist. Joined the Love Rugby League team full time at the start of 2022 having been a freelance reporter for several years. Previously media manager for Swinton and Rochdale.

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