We have taken a look at six of the best full-backs in the 2020 Super League season.
Bevan French (Wigan Warriors)
French was in the running for the 2020 Steve Prescott Man of Steel award but just missed out to Paul McShane. The Australian full-back has become a fan’s favourite since arriving at Wigan, scoring 17 tries in 21 games this year. French also provided seven assists and had more clean breaks than any other player in the competition with 27 to his name.
Lachlan Coote (St Helens)
The Great Britain and Scotland international was also in the running for the Man of Steel award after scoring 10 tries in 16 appearances in 2020. Coote is a brilliant organiser and has a very good kicking game from the full-back position. He also provided 14 assists for Saints and bust 40 tackles.
Richie Myler (Leeds Rhinos)
Myler has proved a lot of doubters wrong in 2020. His future looked destined to be away from Headingley at one point but he made the full-back position his own and inspired the Rhinos to victory in the Challenge Cup final at Wembley. The 30-year-old has signed a contract extension with Leeds after scoring seven tries in 15 games this term.
Sam Tomkins (Catalans Dragons)
Tomkins has played some delightful stuff for the Dragons in 2020. The 31-year-old is such an important part of what Steve McNamara’s side do in attack. His link up player is excellent, having provided 11 assists and scored four tries in 13 matches this year. Tomkins had 52 tackle busts and 13 clean breaks to his name.
Niall Evalds (Salford Red Devils)
Evalds has been one of the best full-backs in Super League for a number of years now. The England Knights international scored 10 tries in 12 appearances this season as well as getting nine assists. He possesses stunning footwork and will be missed at the Red Devils when he moves on to Castleford in 2021.
Matty Ashton (Warrington Wolves)
It was a tough decision out of Ashton and his Warrington team-mate Stefan Ratchford – but we’ve gone for Ashton after an impressive debut season in Super League. The 22-year-old has pace to burn and made 10 clean breaks in Super League as well as busting 22 tackles. Ashton, who can also play on the wing, is a joy to watch.
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