The year 2022 is almost over but the rugby league year has been over for some time now.
The Super League season concluded on 24th September as St Helens won a fourth consecutive Grand Final at the expense of Leeds Rhinos this time around.
Then England fell short of a World Cup Final losing a thrilling game to Samoa in the Rugby League World Cup semifinals.
Now that the year is coming to an end though, here are the five best Super League players of 2022.
5 Bevan French – Wigan Warriors
Despite missing the start of the season, Bevan French would score tries for fun all season including a record breaking seven in one game against Hull FC. Had he not gotten injured in the semi-final against Leeds Rhinos, he could have led them to the Grand Final having been key to Challenge Cup Final success against Huddersfield Giants.
4 Tui Lolohea – Huddersfield Giants
An assist machine and a player who turned Huddersfield into genuine title contenders and took them to a cup final, Lolohea was exceptional in 2022. No player forced as many drop outs as him this year either.
3 Jai Field – Wigan Warriors
Many peoples’ pick for Man of Steel in 2022, be electrified the league scoring tries for fun all year long showing how his pace and evasion could turn Wigan into Champions this year or next. He has now been awarded the number one shirt.
2 Brodie Croft – Salford Red Devils
The winner of the Man of Steel, Croft was sensational all season carving teams up with his running game and guiding Salford to the semifinals.
1 Jonny Lomax – St Helens
Playing almost all year with an injury and without his halfback partner, Lomax guided St Helens to top of the league and organised their attack allowing other players to shine. He was sensational in the semifinal win over Salford and was the Harry Sunderland Award winner as Man of the Match in the Grand Final.