We’ve picked out six wingers to watch in the 2021 NRL season.
Brett Morris – Sydney Roosters
A player who just never seems to age, Morris continuously performs whilst setting the winger benchmark with his big frame seeing him score 11 tries and make 10 line breaks in 15 matches last year. The 34-year-old also remains arguably one of the best defensive backs in the league today.
Sione Katoa – Cronulla Sharks
A breakout year for Katoa as he became Cronulla’s leading try scorer throughout in 2022 with 16 in 19 games. The 23-year-old also had 74 tackle busts and 21 line breaks in 2020 and going into the new season he will again be key to Cronulla’s NRL finals chances with more first grade experience under his belt.
Josh Addo-Carr – Melbourne Storm
Addo-Carr is still without a doubt one of the best wingers out there. The 25-year-old’s speed and try scoring prowess continue to be a nightmare for opposition’s defences as he tallied 16 tries and seven try assists in 21 appearances last year. The 25-year-old will have one last go around with the Storm before joining up with Canterbury in 2022.
Maika Sivo – Parramatta Eels
The 25-year-old was still mightily impressive in 2020 with 15 tries, 51 tackle busts and 21 line breaks to his name. Sivo’s destructive ball carrying and try scoring ability mean it would not be a surprise if the powerful Fijian has another big year in 2021.
Alex Johnston – South Sydney Rabbitohs
The South Sydney winger is a new entrant as he took his game to another level last year and went on to lead the league in tries in 2020 with 23 to his name. The Rabbitohs had a slow start to the season but as the year progressed their attacking prowess began to show with Johnston right at the forefront with his eye for the try-line, helping the Bunnies finish sixth as well as going on to reach the preliminary finals.
David Nofoaluma – Wests Tigers
Another disappointing year for the Tigers but Nofoaluma certainly endured his best year in the league to date in 2020. The 26-year-old cemented his status as one of the top wingers in the competition with his ability to break tackles, pile up the metres and try scoring savvy making him a dominant figure in the Tigers set up. The Samoan international is also one of the reigning Dally M wingers of the year alongside Addo-Carr.
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