Five St Helens players included in 2019 Super League Dream Team

James Messenger

The 2019 Super League Dream Team has been announced, with five players selected from League Leaders’ Shield winners St Helens.

Warrington, Leeds and Salford each have two in the 13, while Castleford prop Liam Watts has made the team for first time.

Watts is one of nine debutants in the class of 2019 – the most newcomers since 2016.

St Helens’ Tommy Makinson makes his third appearance in the side, while Warrington’s Daryl Clark, Wigan’s Liam Farrell and St Helens’ Luke Thompson all make the lineup for the second time.

Super League CEO Robert Elstone said: “It’s a stellar line-up and a team that highlights many of our modern-day greats.

“The Dream Team tells the story of the Super League season and this has perhaps been the best ever.

“We’ve seen the dominance of a brilliant St Helens, the emerging challenge from Salford Red Devils and a spread of talent from other clubs which has underlined the competitiveness and unpredictability of the league.

“Not surprisingly it has also got fans talking – and arguing – and with so many great options, it’s made for some healthy debate.”

Chairman of the Man of Steel panel, Ellery Hanley added: “Each and every one of these players is a credit to the 2019 Super League season.

“Their consistently high performances throughout the year backs up their credentials as worthy members of the Dream Team.

“As we head into the play-offs I’m sure some of these players will once again step up to dominate games for their sides and put them on the course for Old Trafford and the biggest night in Super League.”

2019 Super League Dream Team:

Lachlan Coote (St Helens)

Tommy Makinson (St Helens

Kevin Naiqama (St Helens)

Konrad Hurrell (Leeds Rhinos)

Ash Handley (Leeds Rhinos)

Blake Austin (Warrington Wolves)

Jackson Hastings (Salford Red Devils)

Liam Watts (Castleford Tigers)

Daryl Clark (Warrington Wolves)

Luke Thompson (St Helens)

Josh Jones (Salford Red Devils)

Liam Farrell (Wigan Warriors)

Morgan Knowles (St Helens)

More on site

Hull FC confirm departure of 10 players

Sunday Social: Fireworks drama for Canberra, London bow out, Legends say goodbye

Rival clubs would have “bad taste” if London weren’t relegated, says Tony Smith

Logan Tomkins to leave Salford at season’s end

Salford finish third after golden point win over Hull KR – talking points & player ratings