Often we put focus on the try scorers in rugby league, and rightly so, but those who create tries are just as important.
So, today we’re looking at the five most creative players currently in Super League.
5. Jai Field – Wigan Warriors
Despite scoring tries for fun notching 20 tries throughout the season last year, it went unnoticed that Field created a further 24 tries many of which were scored by Bevan French. This means that last year Field scored or created 44 tries which is more than anyone else but in terms of creating tries, he was beaten others.
4. Brodie Croft – Salford Red Devils
Though everyone was swept up in Brodie Croft’s running game in 2022, the Man of Steel also created 25 tries last season alongside his seven tries. With a great kicking game and an eye for a killer pass, he was a deserving winner of the Man of Steel.
3. Jack Welsby – St Helens
Despite switching from fullback to the halves throughout last season, Jack Welsby continued to create tries with great passes and a great short kicking game as we saw in the Grand Final. He notched 27 assists alongside his 12 tries which left him with the second most try involvements last season but only the third most assists
2. Tui Lolohea – Huddersfield Giants
Lolohea took to Huddersfield like a duck to water last season and showed the strength of his short kicking game forcing more goal line drop outs than anyone else. Lolohea also made the second most assists with 29. He added five tries too.
1. Jake Connor – Huddersfield Giants
This is the fear for other Super League clubs because now 2022’s top two assisters are at the same club. Connor made 33 assists last year as well as scoring four tries. If he and Lolohea can produce at the same rate in 2023, the Giants will be tough to stop.