We have taken a look at six of the best loose forwards in the 2020 Super League season.
Morgan Knowles (St Helens)
The Cumbrian has been named at loose forward in the Super League Dream Team for the previous two seasons. Knowles, who has represented Wales internationally, made 18 appearances for Saints this term and helped Kristian Woolf’s side win the Super League Grand Final.
Joe Cator (Hull FC)
The 22-year-old has been one of the best signings of 2020. Cator joined Hull from Championship side Leigh ahead of the season starting and he has been a revelation. Cator played 13 games and impressed every time he pulled the Black and White jersey on.
Ben Garcia (Catalans Dragons)
The Frenchman has been a great utility forward for Catalans over the years. Garcia made 17 appearances for the Dragons in 2020, playing at loose forward, back-row and hooker. He made an impressive 493 tackles this year.
Chris McQueen (Huddersfield Giants)
McQueen only arrived at Huddersfield midway through the campaign but proved to be an excellent addition to the Giants pack, earning himself a new deal for 2021. The former England and Queensland representative had an average gain of 8.82 metres per carry.
Luke Yates (Salford Red Devils)
The Australian moved to Salford from London Broncos ahead of the season getting underway, and he has been a brilliant recruit for the Red Devils. Yates made 20 appearances this year, including an average metre gain of 8.82 – and played in the Challenge Cup final at Wembley.
Matt Prior (Leeds Rhinos)
Prior has been a great signing for Leeds. The 33-year-old played 16 games for the Rhinos this year at loose forward and prop. Prior had an average metre gain of 7.87 and made 420 tackles while helping Richard Agar’s side win the Challenge Cup.
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