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Five Super League players you might have forgotten were Super League Champions

Individual honours like the Man of Steel, Harry Sunderland Award and the Lance Todd trophy are all special awards but it is major honour wins are what every player is always chasing.

The greatest honour any team can win these days is the Super League Grand Final and should stand out on a player’s list of achievements.

However, with so many winners and so many stories, it is sometimes easy to forget some of the players who were key to Grand Final wins. So here’s five players you might have forgotten were Grand Final winners.

Adrian Morley

The reason Adrian Morley’s success is often forgotten is because it came at Bradford Bulls in 2005 against his former club Leeds Rhinos. This came during his time at Sydney Roosters as he joined the Bulls on loan at the end of the NRL season.

Jimmy Keinhorst

In 2015 German international Jimmy Keinhorst played a key role in Leeds Rhinos winning the treble. It is often noted that he was unfortunately left out of the 2017 win and the 2015 Challenge Cup Final but the Hull KR man featured in the Old Trafford win over Wigan Warriors providing the winning assist to Josh Walters who somewhat stole his thunder.

Aaron Smith

Now ready to shine at Leigh Leopards having been let go by St Helens, it is often forgotten that Aaron Smith came off the bench in the 2019 Grand Final to help the Saints defeat Salford Red Devils.

Darrell Griffin

Darrell Griffin only spent one year with Leeds Rhinos but went on to help the Rhinos to Grand Final glory in 2012. He came off the bench as they defeated Warrington Wolves at Old Trafford.

Nick Scruton

Like Griffin, it is often forgotten that he was a key member of the Leeds Rhinos squad who won the Grand Final in 2008 coming off the bench in his final game before joining Bradford Bulls.

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