As the 2021 Super League season edges closer, we’ll be going through players to watch in each position.
Greg Inglis – Warrington Wolves
The former Australia and Queensland star has been handed the number three shirt at Warrington under Steve Price in 2021, and is a player that everyone is looking forward to seeing return to the pitch.
The 34-year-old World Cup winner initially retired back in 2019, having won the 2014 NRL title with the South Sydney Rabbitohs, and looks to be one of the signings of the season in the Super League.
Zak Hardaker – Wigan Warriors
Hardaker had yet another strong year for Wigan in 2020, this time shifting to the centres following the arrival of Bevan French.
The 29-year-old was a consistent performer in Wigan’s League Leaders’ Shield winning side of 2020, and looks to be back to his best that could see him feature for Shaun Wane’s England side at the World Cup later this year.
Toby King – Warrington Wolves
The England Knights and Ireland international received a starting spot under Price in 2020 with number four in 2020, and continues to grow in that position.
King scored two tries in the Super League in 2020, assisting 10 more, and is another player who may be eyeing up a World Cup call-up later this year.
Konrad Hurrell – Leeds Rhinos
Quickly establishing himself as a fan’s favourite at the Rhinos, Hurrell is one of the strongest ball carriers in the competition.
Hurrell had an impressive first year in the Super League in 2019, scoring a total of 14 tries in the season which made him the second highest try scorer for the year at the club.
With the World Cup quickly approaching, the 29-year-old will want to continue his fine form to secure a spot in the Tonga squad.
Carlos Tuimavave – Hull FC
The Hull centre was directly involved in 10 Super League tries in 2020, and is continuing to impress in the Super League competition, showing his versatility.
Alongside teammate Josh Griffin, Brett Hodgson has two very strong centres in his squad ahead of 2021 and we’re excited to see what they can do.
Kevin Naiqama – St Helens
The St Helens star is in his last season of his three-year contract at the Totally Wicked Stadium, but it would be hard to see the Fiji captain without a club in 2022.
Naiqama was a part of the back-to-back Grand Final winning Saints team, and was also included in the Super League Dream Team in his debut season in the competition in 2019. He is a special talent.