Five Super League players who would shine in the NRL including Wigan Warriors, Leeds Rhinos and Hull FC stars

Super League is currently full of stars many of whom have amazing pedigree.

We have former State of Origin stars, ex-Australian internationals, Kiwi stars, multi-time Super League Champions and players who have guided the top Australian clubs to success.

Our competition is criminally underrated and is absolutely superb but even today people assume that the NRL is a step above or at the very least fits a certain kind of player. So, with that in mind we’ve picked out five Super League stars who would shine in the NRL.

Kai Pearce-Pau
This one is easy because Newcastle Knights have already done the work for me here. The Knights have chased the young backrower after achieving success by bringing in Dom Young from Huddersfield. A huge figure, with a lanky and gangly frame, he’s hard to put down. He also reminds me of Leeds star Ali Lauitiiti who held the ball like a peanut much like Pearce-Paul does. That skill level mixed with strength and power fits the NRL style masterfully.

Harry Newman
No player in Super League is perhaps as explosive as young Harry Newman. After a change of direction, he always seems to find an extra gear and burst through tackles always showing great strength to bounce off tackles. He’s also a terrific defender as his performance against Wigan underlined.

Jake Connor
Like Pearce-Paul, Jake Connor has been subject to plenty of NRL interest with Canberra Raiders very interested. With every skill in the book as well as strength and speed, the fullback would take to the NRL like a duck to water especially if an Australian club decided to make him their main man and focal point. His versatility would also lend itself to being a top number 14 off the bench.

Alex Walmsley
The best prop in Super League for some time, it’s a hard call deciding which of him and former St Helens man Luke Thompson is currently the best British prop. Thompson’s resounding success down under shows that Walmsley too would have shone in the NRL as an uncompromising middle.

Morgan Knowles
Last year St Helens smartly tied Morgan Knowles to a new deal fending off NRL interest to do so and you fancy his entire career at St Helens will be about fending off that interest to keep him at the Totally Wicked Stadium. A strong runner, a strong tackler with a touch of skill, he is the ideal modern 13.

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