After looking at every team in Super League, we have chosen the best players so far this season for each one of them.
Castleford Tigers: Paul McShane
The veteran keeps on shining the way he did last year. Once over this season, McShane’s form has prevailed crucial to Castleford’s good performance. The team as a whole is experiencing an end of an era with Daryl Powell’s final season, the ninth season in charge. After the last seasons’ 8th place, the Tigers remain 7th this campaign, as different pundits at bookmaker ratings predicted.
Catalans Dragons: Sam Tomkins
Tomkins is unquestionably in the running to be England no.1 at the World Cup. His outstanding form this year definitely boosts his chances. The 32-year-old looks back to the top of his game for Steve McNamara’s team.
Huddersfield Giants: Josh Jones
Jones has excelled since arriving from Hull FC in the off-season. His partnership in the pack with Michael Lawrence and Matty English has helped improve things for the Giants of late.
Hull Kingston Rovers: Jordan Abdull
At the moment, there are a couple of contenders for the best Hull KR player in 2021. Sean Kenny-Dowell and Ryan Hall were especially outstanding, but Abdull’s form of late for the Robins just edges him ahead.
Leeds Rhinos: Matt Prior
There are no irreplaceable players, but Prior is as close as you can at the moment to Leeds. The best player of the last year proved to be an exceptional player again early in 2021. He is Mr Consistent, and the Rhinos are blessed to have him.
Leigh Centurions: Iain Thornley
It was a tough start for Leigh, but the form of at least a couple of players can be pointed out. One of them is Iain Thornley, who has shone in the three-quarter line for the Centurions in 2021.
Salford Red Devils: Lee Mossop
Salford has so far struggled to adapt to being managed by Richard Marshall in 2021, but their captain Mossop has repeatedly displayed a backbone for the Red Devils despite their unfortunate form.
St Helens: Jonny Lomax
The reigning champions of the Super League, as presumed, began the season again with confidence. Lomax’s form was an essential component for some key results for Kristian Woolf’s team. He seems more and more certain to start for England as the weeks go by.
Wakefield Trinity: Joe Westerman
Chris Chester is sure that Westerman should be in the England squad thanks to his remarkable form. Despite having many opponents in his position, Westerman has become a standout player for Wakefield this year and has been instrumental in their recent growth in form.
Warrington Wolves: Gareth Widdop
Widdop seems to be back to the form that he showed as a player who has been doing well in the NRL for a long period of time. The frustrations of his debut year are forgotten, and his personal accomplishments are helping to raise the team to a new level.
Wigan Warriors: Liam Farrell
Acting in the centre and also in a traditional second-row position, Farrell is an integral part of Wigan’s possible success this season, as he has been for a decade now. A recall from the England squad under former club coach Sean Wayne is a well deserved reward for his hard work.