Super League 2021 Preview: Video verdicts, squads, ins & outs

St Helens celebrate victory in the 2020 Super League Grand Final.

Love Rugby League looks ahead to the 2021 Super League season with in-depth previews of all 12 clubs.

Castleford Tigers

Coach: Daryl Powell (since May 2013).

Captain: Michael Shenton.

In: Niall Evalds (Salford), Suaia Matagi (Huddersfield, loan), Jordan Turner (Huddersfield), Lewis Bienek (Hull), Gareth O’Brien (Toronto, following loan spell).

Out: Mike McMeeken (Catalans Dragons), Bailey Hodgson (Newcastle Knights), Lewis Carr (Dewsbury), Calum Turner (Newcastle Thunder), Matt Cook (Widnes), Junior Moors, Joe Summers, Jacob Doyle (all Featherstone), Jack Sanderson (Bradford).

Squad: 1 Niall Evalds, 2 Derrell Olpherts, 3 Peter Mata’utia, 4 Michael Shenton, 5 Sosaia Feki, 6 Jake Trueman, 7 Danny Richardson, 8 Liam Watts, 9 Paul McShane, 10 Grant Millington, 11 Oliver Holmes, 12 Cheyse Blair, 13 Adam Milner, 14 Nathan Massey, 15 George Griffin, 16 Gareth O’Brien, 17 Alex Foster, 18 Jacques O’Neill, 19 Tyla Hepi, 20 James Clare, 21 Jesse Sene-Lefao, 22 Daniel Smith, 23 Greg Eden, 24 Suaia Matagi, 25 Jordan Turner, 26 Lewis Bienek, 27 Lewis Peachey, 28 Brad Martin, 29 Sam Hall, 30 Brad Graham, 31 Cain Robb.

Catalans Dragons

Coach: Steve McNamara (since June 2017).

Captain: Ben Garcia.

In: Gil Dudson (Salford), Mike McMeeken (Castleford), Dean Whare (Penrith).

Out: Lucas Albert (Carcassone), Remi Casty (Toulouse), Sam Moa, Antoni Maria (both Lezignan), Mika Simon (Carcassonne), David Mead (Brisbane Broncos), Gavin Marguerite (Villeneuve), Lewis Tierney (Leigh).

Squad: 1 Arthur Mourgue, 2 Tom Davies, 3 Samisoni Langi, 4 Dean Whare, 5 Fouad Yaha, 6 James Maloney, 7 Josh Drinkwater, 8 Gil Dudson, 9 Micky McIlorum, 10 Julian Bousquet, 11 Matt Whitley, 12 Mike McMeeken, 13 Ben Garcia, 14 Alrix Da Costa, 15 Benjamin Julien, 16 Paul Seguier, 17 Mickael Goudemand, 18 Lambert Belmas, 19 Arthur Romano, 20 Mathieu Laguerre, 21 Corentin Le Cam, 22 Joel Tomkins, 23 Mathieu Cozza, 24 Jason Baitieri, 27 Joe Chan, 28 Sam Kasiano, 29 Sam Tomkins.

Huddersfield Giants

Coach: Ian Watson (since November 2020).

Captain: Aiden Sezer.

In: Jack Ashworth (St Helens), James Cunningham, Ricky Leutele (both Toronto), George Roby (Warrington), Jack Cogger (Canterbury Bulldogs), Joe Greenwood (Wigan), Josh Jones (Hull), Luke Yates (Salford), Olly Ashall-Bott (London Broncos).

Out: Suaia Matagi (Castleford, loan), Jordan Turner (Castleford), Dom Young (Newcastle Knights), Reiss Butterworth (Dewsbury), Adam Walne (Barrow), Tom Holmes (Featherstone), Innes Senior (Wakefield, loan), Ukuma Ta’ai (Newcastle Thunder), Aaron Murphy (Bradford), Sam Hewitt (Halifax, on loan).

Squad: 1 Ashton Golding, 2 Jermaine McGillvary, 3 Jake Wardle, 4 Ricky Leutele, 5 Darnell McIntosh, 6 Lee Gaskell, 7 Aidan Sezer, 8 Luke Yates, 9 Adam O’Brien, 10 Michael Lawrence, 11 Kenny Edwards, 12 Joe Wardle, 13 Josh Jones, 14 Matty English, 15 Joe Greenwood, 16 Jack Cogger, 17 Chris McQueen, 18 Jack Ashworth, 19 James Cunningham, 20 Olly Wilson, 21 Leroy Cudjoe, 22 James Gavet, 23 Olly Russell, 24 Louis Senior, 25 Owen Trout, 26 Jon-Luke Kirby, 27 Sam Wood, 28 Sam Hewitt, 29 Ronan Michael, 30 Chester Butler.

Hull FC

Coach: Brett Hodgson (since November 2020).

Co-captains: Danny Houghton, Scott Taylor and Marc Sneyd.

In: Josh Reynolds (Wests Tigers).

Out: Ratu Naulago (Bristol Bears RU), Lewis Bienek (Castleford), Liam Harris (Halifax), Ryan Johnson (Sheffield Eagles), Kieran Buchanan (Batley), Gareth Ellis (retired), Albert Kelly (Brisbane, on trial), Charlie Patterson-Lund (released), Charlie Graham (Keighley), Josh Jones (Huddersfield).

Squad: 1 Jake Connor, 2 Bureta Faraimo, 3 Carlos Tuimavave, 4 Josh Griffin, 5 Mahe Fonua, 6 Josh Reynolds, 7 Marc Sneyd, 8 Scott Taylor, 9 Danny Houghton, 10 Chris Satae, 11 Andre Savelio, 12 Manu Ma’u, 13 Ligi Sao, 14 Jordan Johnstone, 15 Joe Cator, 16 Jordan Lane, 17 Brad Fash, 19 Ben McNamara, 20 Jack Brown, 21 Adam Swift, 22 Josh Bowden, 23 Connor Wynne, 24 Cameron Scott, 25 Masi Matongo, 26 Jude Ferreira, 29 Jamie Shaul.

Hull KR

Coach: Tony Smith (since June 2019).

Captain: Shaun Kenny-Dowall.

In: Albert Vete (Melbourne Storm), Ryan Hall (Sydney Roosters), Korbin Sims (St George Illawarra), Muizz Mustapha (Leeds, loan), Luis Johnson (Warrington), Brad Takairangi (Parramatta).

Out: Jamie Ellis, Matty Gee, Ryan Brierley, Nathaniel Peteru (all Leigh), Mitch Garbutt (Toulouse), Nick Rawsthorne, Dan Murray (both Halifax), Elliot Wallis (loan), Adam Rooks (both Bradford), Will Oakes (Dewsbury), Kyle Trout (released), Weller Hauraki (retired), Rob Mulhern (Warrington).

Squad: 1 Adam Quinlan, 2 Ben Crooks, 3 Greg Minikin, 4 Shaun Kenny-Dowall, 5 Ryan Hall, 7 Jordan Abdull, 8 Albert Vete, 9 Matt Parcell, 10 Korbin Sims, 11 Brad Takairangi, 12 Kane Linnett, 13 Dean Hadley, 14 Jez Litten, 15 George Lawler, 16 George King, 17 Elliot Minchella, 18 Matty Storton, 19 Will Dagger, 20 Mikey Lewis, 21 Owen Harrison, 23 Ethan Ryan, 24 Joe Keyes, 25 Rowan Milnes, 26 Will Maher, 27 Luis Johnson, 28 Muizz Mustapha, 29 Anesu Mudoti, 30 Will Tate, 31 Tom Whur, 32 Charlie Cavanaugh, 33 Jimmy Keinhorst.

Leeds Rhinos

Coach: Richard Agar (since May 2019).

Captain: Luke Gale.

In: Kyle Eastmond (unattached), Bodene Thompson (Toronto, following loan spell), Zane Tetevano (Penrith Panthers), King Vuniyayawa (New Zealand Warriors).

Out: Adam Cuthbertson (York), Rhys Evans (Bradford), Wellington Albert (Keighley), Tyler Dupree (Oldham), Harvey Spence (Featherstone), Muizz Mustapha (Hull KR, loan), Stevie Ward, Dom Crosby (both retired), Ava Seumanufagai (released).

Squad: 1 Jack Walker, 2 Tom Briscoe, 3 Harry Newman, 4 Konrad Hurrell, 5 Ash Handley, 6 Rob Lui, 7 Luke Gale, 8 Mikolaj Oledzki, 9 Kruise Leeming, 10 Matt Prior, 11 Alex Mellor, 12 Rhyse Martin, 13 Zane Tetevano, 14 Brad Dwyer, 15 Liam Sutcliffe, 16 Richie Myler, 17 Cameron Smith, 18 Tom Holroyd, 19 King Vuniyayawa, 20 Bodene Thompson, 21 Alex Sutcliffe, 22 Sam Walters, 23 Callum McLelland, 24 Luke Briscoe, 25 James Donaldson, 26 Jarrod O’Connor, 27 Jack Broadbent, 28 Corey Hall, 29 Liam Tindall, 30 Levi Edwards, 31 Morgan Gannon.

Leigh Centurions

Coach: John Duffy (since November 2018).

Captain: Liam Hood.

In: Brendan Elliot (Manly), Tyrone McCarthy (Salford), Jamie Ellis, Matty Gee, Ryan Brierley, Nathaniel Peteru (all Hull KR), Adam Sidlow, Joe Mellor, Matty Russell, Blake Wallace (all Toronto), Ben Flower, Craig Mullen (both Wigan), James Bell (Toulouse), Keanan Brand (Warrington, loan), Lewis Tierney (Catalans Dragons), Josh Eaves, Matty Foster (both St Helens, loan), Nathan Roebuck, Tom Burnett (both Warrington, loan), Nathan Peats (Gold Coast Titans)

Out: Martyn Ridyard, Liam Forsyth, Sam Brooks (all Swinton), Jarrod Sammut (London Broncos), Gregg McNally (Whitehaven), Ben Reynolds (Toulouse), Callum Field (Featherstone), Ryan Ince (Oldham), Brad Holroyd (Workington), Adam Walker, Andy Thornley, Adam Higson, Nick Glohe (all released), Danny Addy (Salford), Ryan Shaw (Barrow).

Squad: 1 Ryan Brierley, 2 Matty Russell, 3 Iain Thornley, 4 Junior Sa’u, 5 Lewis Tierney, 6 Blake Wallace, 7 Joe Mellor, 8 Ben Flower, 9 Liam Hood, 10 Mark Ioane, 11 Ben Hellewell, 12 Jordan Thompson, 13 James Bell, 14 Matty Wildie, 15 Alex Gerrard, 16 Nathaniel Peteru, 17 Jamie Ellis, 18 Matty Gee, 19 Nathan Mason, 20 Adam Sidlow, 21 Tyrone McCarthy, 22 Craig Mullen, 23 Tom Spencer, 24 Keanan Brand, Josh Eaves, Matty Foster, Nathan Roebuck, Tom Burnett, Nathan Peats.

Salford Red Devils

Coach: Richard Marshall (since December 2020).

Captain: Lee Mossop.

In: Morgan Escare, Jack Wells, Joe Burgess (all Wigan), Sebastine Ikahihifo, Oliver Roberts (both Huddersfield, following loan spells), Sam Luckley (Newcastle Thunder), Matty Costello (St Helens), Dec Patton, Harvey Livett (both Warrington), Danny Addy (Leigh), Elijah Taylor (Wests Tigers), Darcy Lussick (Toronto).

Out: Joey Lussick (Parramatta), Niall Evalds (Castleford), Gil Dudson (Catalans Dragons), Connor Jones, Kris Welham (both Featherstone), Luis Roberts (Swinton), Mark Flanagan (retired), Luke Yates (Huddersfield), Ed Chamberlain (London Broncos, loan), Tyrone McCarthy (Leigh).

Squad: 1 Morgan Escare, 2 Ken Sio, 3 Kallum Watkins, 4 Krisnan Inu, 5 Joe Burgess, 6 Tui Lolohea, 7 Kevin Brown, 8 Lee Mossop, 9 Andy Ackers, 10 Sebastine Ikahihifo, 11 Ryan Lannon, 12 Pauli Pauli, 13 Elijah Taylor, 14 Danny Addy, 15 Ollie Roberts, 16 Greg Burke, 17 Josh Johnson, 18 Chris Atkin, 19 Elliot Kear, 20 Harvey Livett, 21 James Greenwood, 22 Rhys Williams, 23 Dan Sarginson, 24 Matt Costello, 25 Jack Ormondroyd, 26 Jack Wells, 27 Sam Luckley, 28 Darcy Lussick, 29 Dec Patton, 30 Connor Aspey.

St Helens

Coach: Kristian Woolf (since September 2019).

Captain: James Roby.

Ins: Joel Thompson (Manly Sea Eagles), Agnatius Paasi (New Zealand Warriors), Sione Mata’utia (Newcastle Knights), Dan Norman (London Broncos).

Out: Joseph Paulo, Dom Peyroux (both Toulouse Olympique), Jack Ashworth (Huddersfield), Callum Hazzard, Cam Brown (both North Wales Crusaders), James Graham (retired), Zeb Taia (Wynnum Manly), Matty Costello (Salford), Josh Eaves, Matty Foster (both Leigh, loan).

Squad: 1 Lachlan Coote, 2 Tommy Makinson, 3 Kevin Naiqama, 4 Mark Percival, 5 Regan Grace, 6 Jonny Lomax, 7 Theo Fages, 8 Alex Walmsley, 9 James Roby, 10 Matty Lees, 11 Joel Thompson, 12 James Bentley, 13 Morgan Knowles, 14 Sione Mata’utia, 15 Louie McCarthy-Scarsbrook, 16 Kyle Amor, 17 Agnatius Paasi, 18 Jack Welsby, 19 Aaron Smith, 20 Joe Batchelor, 21 Lewis Dodd, 22 Josh Simm, 23 Jake Wingfield, 24 Josh Eaves, 25 Dan Norman, 26 Tom Nisbet, 27 Matty Foster, 28 Nico Rizzelli, 29 Ben Davies, 30 Sam Royle.

Wakefield Trinity

Coach: Chris Chester (since March 2016).

Captain: Jacob Miller.

In: Mason Lino (Newcastle Knights), Innes Senior (Huddersfield, loan), Eddie Battye (London Broncos, following loan spell).

Out: Ryan Atkins, Ben Jones-Bishop, Danny Kirmond (all York), Danny Brough (Bradford), Craig Kopczak (Featherstone), Connor Bailey (Newcastle Thunder, loan), Tony Gigot (Avignon), Titus Gwaze (London Broncos).

Squad: 1 Max Jowitt, 2 Tom Johnstone, 3 Bill Tupou, 4 Reece Lyne, 5 Liam Kay, 6 Jacob Miller, 7 Mason Lino, 8 David Fifita, 9 Kyle Wood, 10 Tinirau Arona, 11 Matty Ashurst, 12 Kelepi Tanginoa, 13 Joe Westerman, 14 Jay Pitts, 15 Eddie Battye, 16 James Batchelor, 17 Chris Green, 18 Innes Senior, 19 Jordan Crowther, 20 Joe Arundel, 21 Alex Walker, 22 Adam Tangata, 23 Josh Wood, 24 Jack Croft, 25 Brad Walker, 26, Yusuf Aydin, 27, Lee Kershaw, 29 Ryan Hamsphire, 31 Connor Bailey, 32 Oliver Greensmith, 33 Harry Bowes, 34 Dane Windrow.

Warrington Wolves

Coach: Steve Price (since October 2017).

Captain: Jack Hughes.

In: Greg Inglis (free agent), Rob Butler (London Broncos), Rob Mulhern (Hull KR).

Out: Ben Murdoch-Masila (New Zealand Warriors), George Roby (Huddersfield), Anthony Gelling (released), Harvey Livett, Declan Patton (both Salford), Luis Johnson (Hull KR), Samy Kibula (Newcastle Thunder, loan), Keanan Brand (Leigh, loan), Nathan Roebuck, Tom Burnett (both Leigh, loan)

Squad: 1 Stefan Ratchford, 2 Tom Lineham, 3 Greg Inglis, 4 Toby King, 5 Josh Charnley, 6 Blake Austin, 7 Gareth Widdop, 8 Chris Hill, 9 Daryl Clark, 10 Mike Cooper, 11 Ben Currie, 12 Jack Hughes, 13 Joe Philbin, 14 Jason Clark, 15 Matty Davis, 16 Danny Walker, 17 Matty Ashton, 18 Jake Mamo, 19 Robbie Mulhern, 20 Sitaleki Akauola, 21 Rob Butler, 22 Ellis Robson, 23 Josh Thewlis, 24 Riley Dean, 25 Eribe Doro, 26 Ellis Longstaff, 27 Connor Wrench, 28 Nathan Roebuck, 29 Jacob Gannon.

Wigan Warriors

Coach: Adrian Lam (since November 2018).

Captain: Thomas Leuluai

In: John Bateman (Canberra Raiders), Jai Field (Parramatta).

Out: George Burgess (released), Morgan Escare, Jack Wells, Joe Burgess (all Salford), Harry Rushton (Canberra Raiders), Craig Mullen, Ben Flower (both Leigh), Jake Shorrocks, Josh Woods (both Newcastle Thunder), Sean O’Loughlin (retired), Joe Greenwood (Huddersfield), Chris Hankinson (London Broncos, loan), Romain Navarette (London Broncos).

Squad: 1 Bevan French, 2 Dom Manfredi, 3 Zak Hardaker, 4 Oliver Gildart, 5 Liam Marshall, 6 Jai Field, 7 Tommy Leuluai, 8 Brad Singleton, 9 Sam Powell, 10 Joe Bullock, 11 Willie Isa, 12 Liam Farrell, 13 John Bateman, 14 Ollie Partington, 15 Morgan Smithies, 16 George Burgess, 17 Tony Clubb, 19 Liam Byrne, 20 Harry Smith, 21 Ethan Havard, 22 Jake Bibby, 23 Mitch Clark, 24 Chris Hankinson, 25 Joe Shorrocks, 27 Kai Pearce-Paul, 28 Sam Halsall, 29 James McDonnell, 30 Umyla Hanley, 31 Jackson Hastings, 32 Ben Kilner, 33 Amir Bourouh.

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