Super League Team of the Season before coronavirus outbreak

Super League may be suspended but we’ve cast our minds back to when the action was on.

The Super League season has been suspended indefinitely but we have picked our team of the season so far:

Bevan French (Wigan Warriors)

He was 33/1 to win the Steve Prescott Man of Steel in the off-season but impressive performances for Wigan have seen him shoot up in the favourites list.

The 24-year-old has been one of the most exciting players this season, scoring four tries and claiming four assists in just seven games.

Derrell Olpherts (Castleford Tigers)

The 28-year-old is love life right now at Castleford after making the switch from Salford in the off-season.

Olpherts has scored six tries in seven games for the Tigers thus far, busting 28 tackles and making seven clean breaks.

Harry Newman (Leeds Rhinos)

You can only think that if Newman keeps performing like this then a senior England cap isn’t too far away.

Newman has been on fire for the Rhinos this season, scoring two tries and picking up four assists in just five games.

Josh Griffin (Hull FC)

Griffin has been one of the most underrated backs in the competition for some time now.

The 29-year-old has been in remarkable form for Hull this term, scoring two tries and assisting three as well as making an impressive 107 carries.

Ben Crooks (Hull KR)

Crooks has been a centre for most of his career but he has featured on the wing for Hull KR in 2020.

The 26-year-old is currently top of the try scoring charts with seven in five games, while also making seven clean breaks.

Jonny Lomax (St Helens)

There have been quite a few half-backs who have impressed in Super League so far this season – but Lomax is first on the list.

The Great Britain and England international is dynamite when he’s got the ball in his hands, and has claimed seven assists in six games.

Aidan Sezer (Huddersfield Giants)

The Turkey international has quickly made a name for himself in Super League and he is a real fan’s favourite at the John Smith’s Stadium.

Sezer has provided six assists and kicked 16 goals for the Giants so far, as well as making 45 kicks in general play and 18 attacking kicks. He’s Huddersfield’s general.

James Gavet (Huddersfield Giants)

The Enforcer has made a strong impact in the UK since arriving in the off-season from NRL side Newcastle Knights.

A Samoa international, Gavet has an average gain of 8.21 metres per carry. He’s bust four tackles and he’s also made five offloads in five appearances so far.

Paul McShane (Castleford Tigers)

McShane has every chance of making Shaun Wane’s England squad at the end of the year if he continues this rich vein of form.

The hooker has played every game for Castleford this season, making 51 runs from dummy half and 272 tackles.

Luke Thompson (St Helens)

The Great Britain and England international is one of the best props in the world. He has teared Super League up for a couple of years now, and he has scored three tries in six games already in 2020.

Thompson is one of the quickest front-rowers in the game, and is incredibly difficult for opposition defences.

Zeb Taia (St Helens)

The Cook Islands international might be 35, but he seems to get better with age. St Helens will surely want to hang on to him beyond this season.

Taia has made 702 metres from 107 carries so far this season, and has made 13 offloads.

Liam Farrell (Wigan Warriors)

The 29-year-old is a real unsung hero for Wigan, and probably doesn’t get the recognition he deserves from other supporters and pundits.

Farrell has made 105 carries and 261 tackles for the Warriors this term, as well as busting 33 tackles.

Morgan Smithies (Wigan Warriors)

It is pretty hard to believe that Smithies is just 19 years of age. He tackles well above his weight and has one of the best engines in the competition.

Smithies has played every game for Wigan in 2020, making an average of 11 carries and 37 tackles per match.

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2 Comments

  1. I think you have picked Jonny Lomax on reputation not performance
    “The Great Britain and England international is dynamite when he’s got the ball in his hands, and has claimed seven assists in six games..“
    He was no where when playing against Cas in there recent game at the Jungle. Just my opinion , keep up the good work.

  2. As a cas fan I’ve never been a fan of Sam Tomkins but based on early season form he has to replace bevan French at full back

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