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Ranked: The five best wingers in Super League in 2024

Super League Top Five Wingers

Super League is blessed with plenty of brilliant wingers this season with the current crop potentially being one of the deepest in terms of quality.

There have certainly been wingers perhaps better than some of the current bunch with the likes of legends such as Lesley Vainikolo, Pat Richards and prime Ryan Hall being among the game’s very best.

Ryan Hall is still knocking on the door of the current top five as well even at the age of 36 and he’s knocking firmly on the door of the all-time Super League try-scoring record, sitting just one try short of former teammate Danny McGuire’s record of 247.

Given that Hull KR beat London 64-14 last week, you’d be certain that Hall would have levelled up or broken the record but incredibly he didn’t manage to get on the score sheet with KR’s right edge having a field day instead.

Hall doesn’t quite make this list of the top five wingers in Super League but he’s undoubtedly worth an honourable mention given his past work and the fact he’s still scored six in 12 whilst racking up 1,702 metres this season (fourth in Super League).

All of those in this top five have registered more tries than that though this season, but Hall isn’t the only big name to be left out.

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The five best Super League wingers so far in 2024

5: Ash Handley (Leeds Rhinos)

If this list had been compiled after the first month or two of the season then Ash Handley would be far closer to one than five, however, injuries and Leeds’ general form has seen him drop to this fifth spot.

In ten appearances, Handley has scored nine tries with almost half of those being try-of-the-season contenders, such is the nature of Leeds’ counter-attacking style and Handley’s electric pace. Seven of those nine tries came in the first four rounds and it’s that sharp decline that leaves him in just fifth.

Despite that though, Handley has still been a metre monster having made 120 metres or more in every game and averaging a huge 160. Only the league-leading Matt Dufty with his incredible 2,243 metres (187 per game) averages more than Handley.

4: Innes Senior (Castleford Tigers)

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It’s hard to deny that Innes Senior hasn’t been one of the best wingers in Super League this year. Perhaps he’s not a conventional pick given that he doesn’t play for a top-six side but there’s no doubting his ability and form this season.

He has been rewarded with a new contract on the back of that, both he and twin brother Louis signing until the end of 2026, but it is Innes who has shone. His ten tries place him fourth on the ladder but it’s his ability to get into open space and tear teams apart that is so dangerous.

With 13 clean breaks, he sits behind only Matt Dufty, however, the Australian has had 88 carries more than Senior. On four separate occasions, he has passed the 150-metre mark and he has also helped centre Sam Wood improve massively with both men having standout seasons.

3: Josh Charnley (Leigh Leopards)

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Ryan Hall might be chasing down the all-time Super League try-scoring record but Josh Charnley is also in hot pursuit and will almost certainly claim the record at some point. The Leigh man is just seven behind Hall and eight behind McGuire and with the Leopards rumbling into form, that record looks set to topple.

It’s not only tryscoring that Charneley excels at, which he certainly does with nine in eleven so far this Super League season, but it’s his consistency. He’s a player that Adrian Lam can bank on each week to take up 15+ carries and make 100+ metres.

However, when he hits his stride as he has in the past four weeks as Leigh have got their form back, he’s a whole different animal. Against Castleford, Charnley carried 25 times for 252 metres with a try and an assist. Those stats are the pick of the bunch but his four-game average 182 metres on 19 carries. He’s also scored five tries during that period.

2: Liam Marshall (Wigan Warriors)

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The leading try-scorer in Super League is pipped into the second spot. Liam Marshal is coming off the back of another brilliant season and he’s started as he finished with Wigan’s wide man having scored 12 in 10 this season.

Six of those have come against Huddersfield incredibly with his Round 11 performance against the Giants seeing him carry for a whopping 244 metres as well. He is a metre machine generally though, only failing to make the 100-metre mark on two occasions.

Given Wigan’s immense backfield, Marshall actually takes fewer carries than many wingers averaging just under 16 a game but his average of 8.89 metres beats out the likes of teammate Abbas Miski and rivals Josh Charnley, Ryan Hall and Adam Swift.

1: Adam Swift (Huddersfield Giants)

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That final man Adam Swift is the man considered the best winger in Super League so far this season with his arrival having transformed Huddersfield Giants’ attack. Swift has scored 11 in 10 and has scored in every game he has played in since Round 3.

That consecutive streak was ended by injury but he still hasn’t taken the field and failed to score since February 24th. It’s not just the tries that have come in his last eight games but metres too with only one game where he failed to make 100.

In his last seven games, he’s carried for an average of 170 yards and been involved in 12 tries (ten scored and two assists). Without him, Huddersfield would have no real shot at the playoffs.

The top five Super League wingers of 2024

5: Ash Handley
4: Innes Senior
3: Josh Charnley
2: Liam Marshall
1: Adam Swift

All stats taken from the Super League website

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