Six Tackles: Best Super League Props of 2017

Alex Wamsley is set to come off the bench

Here at Love Rugby League, we have selected the six stand-out props in the Betfred Super League in 2017.

ALEX WALMSLEY (ST HELENS)

Alex Walsmley has been fantastic for St Helens this year, scoring 11 tries in 29 Super League games while causing havoc through the middle.

He has made the most carries in the league this year with 525 and he was also the top metre-maker this season, with a whopping 4,256 for the Saints as well as busting 80 tackles.

GRANT MILLINGTON (CASTLEFORD TIGERS)

Some say Grant Millington is a half-back trapped in a prop’s body! He has got great ball handling skills and has played in a number of positions, including stand-off this season.

It must be great for Daryl Powell to have Millington in his side just because he is one of the best all-rounders there is, coming up with five assists, six tries, 347 carries and 732 tackles.

DAVID FIFITA (WAKEFIELD TRINITY)

For a big man, David Fifita has got a great engine on him. He had a lot of critics when he first arrived at the Beaumont Legal Stadium but he has proved them wrong with solid displays.

Some were even surprised not to see him in the Tonga squad alongside his brother Andrew Fifita after making 389 carries, 598 tackles, 26 offloads and 3,025 metres in Super League.

MITCH GARBUTT (LEEDS RHINOS)

The 28-year-old had his best season yet for the Rhinos and was a great impact player in coming off the interchange bench, making 21 Super League appearances for Leeds in 2017.

He made 358 carries, busting 56 tackles while making 10 offloads. His average gain was 8.32 metres but he got through a lot of work in defence too, making 468 tackles.

SEBASTINE IKAHIHIFO (HUDDERSFIELD GIANTS)

He was named in the 2017 Betfred Super League Dream Team and rightly so. It was nice to see a Huddersfield player get noticed too and he has been a joy to watch in 2017.

Sebastine Ikahihifo was at the top of the Super League charts in terms of tackle busts, with 165 to his name, an astonishing record while also making 73 offloads and 724 tackles.

SCOTT TAYLOR (HULL FC)

It was no surprise to see Scott Taylor was selected in the England squad for the World Cup because he has been immense for Hull and fully deserved his Challenge Cup winners medal.

Fellow Hull prop Liam Watts pushed him close for a place on the plane but Taylor just edged it after making 619 tackles in Super League, busting 38 tackles and having an average gain of 8.27 metres.

Do you agree with our choices? Or should someone else be in the list instead? Let us know in the comments below.

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