Ranking the top 10 metre makers in Super League so far this season

Drew Darbyshire
Super League top 10 metre makers

Love Rugby League takes a look at the top 10 metre makers in Super League so far this season, which will be updated throughout 2024.

The role of a winger in rugby league has changed massively over the years, it’s evident when you take a look into the stats.

Wingers used to be known for just their try scoring ability, getting the ball over the line for a four-pointer, whether that be from one yard out or a length of the field effort.

But their roles have changed over time. The modern day winger may still be known for their try scoring ability or superhuman finishes – but it’s their work in back-field that their coaches and fellow team-mates really value.

Love Rugby League will run more stats-led pieces in 2024 to help give you more of an insight into the game, and the top performers in Super League.

We’ve taken a look into the top metre makers following the first seven rounds of Super League action, which makes for interesting reading. Nine of the top 10 are backs – one full-back, four centres and four wingers. The remaining spot is filled by a prop.

Without further ado, here are the top 10 metre makers in Super League 2024 (so far)..

10. Paul Vaughan (Warrington – 837)

The former Australia and Italy international has been one of the premium front-rowers in Super League since arriving at Warrington ahead of last season. He has made the most metres out of any prop in the competition so far, with an impressive gain of 9.1 metres per carry.

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9. Tim Lafai (Salford – 863)

The Samoa international has proven to be a masterstroke of a signing from the Red Devils. Lafai has made 863 metres so far, busting an impressive 56 tackles from 117 carries. He always proves to be a handful on the edges for opposition defences.

8. Innes Senior (Castleford – 905)

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Innes Senior scoring a try for Castleford

The Castleford winger scored four tries to help the Tigers pick up their first win of the Super League season against Salford, and has entered the top 10 metre makers this week. He has made 905 metres from 90 carries, with an impressive average gain of 10.06 metres per carry.

7. Peta Hiku (Hull KR – 936)

The New Zealand international started the season at full-back for Hull KR, but has more recently been playing in his natural role of centre. Hiku, who has six tries in seven games, has an average gain of 8.59 metres per carry so far.

6. Adam Swift (Huddersfield – 941)

The 31-year-old enjoyed a stellar individual campaign last season whilst at Hull FC, and he has carried his rich vein of form over to his new club Huddersfield. Swift, who has scored eight tries in seven games, is averaging more than 134 metres per game.

5. Nene Macdonald (Salford – 962)

The Papua New Guinea international has become an instant fan favourite amongst Salford‘s supporters following his off-season arrival. Macdonald has been making metres for fun, with an average gain of 8.67 from his 111 carries so far.

4. Ryan Hall (Hull KR – (1,037)

Hall is the very definition of a modern day winger. It’s not just his try scoring ability, it’s everything he does in back-field and his carries out of yardage that will really please his coach Willie Peters. The Hull KR veteran has made 132 carries so far, averaging 18 per game.

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3. Esan Marsters (Huddersfield – 1,099)

The Cook Islands international was in and out of the Huddersfield team last year – but he has started 2024 in terrific form. Marsters, who has three tries and five assists to his name in Super League, is averaging 157 metres per match at the moment.

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2. Ash Handley (Leeds – 1,193)

Ash Handley

The Rhinos flier is one of the in-form players in Super League right now, but unfortunately left the field with a rib injury in their defeat to Warrington in Round 7. Handley, who has seven tries in as many games, is doing much more than just crossing the whitewash, he is averaging 18 carries and 170 metres per game.

1. Matt Dufty (Warrington – 1,231)

Another in-form player in Super League is Dufty, who has been at the heart of most things Warrington have done in attack thus far. Seven tries in as many games to go alongside seven assists. He is also leading the way for clean breaks alongside Senior with nine.

Dufty is Super League’s top metre maker of 2024 so far, averaging an impressive 175 per match.

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