Being a Super League player takes a lot of hard work, determination and talent.
But, every so often, a player stands out for incredible achievements that only a few people have ever managed.
Here are the six Super League players to score 100 tries and 300 goals.
Sean Long – 1996-2011
A cult hero in St Helens, Sean Long moved from Widnes midway through the 1997 season, racking up 124 tries and 812 goals over a period of 12 years. A Man of Steel winner in 2000, the halfback claimed four Super League titles, six Challenge Cups and two World Club Challenges in his time at Knowsley Road. Ever the opportunist, Long could change the game in a matter of seconds and he was the first player to reach 100 tries and 300 goals in the Super League era – an achievement he earned in 2005. But, 34 of Long’s Super League games also came in the colours of Wigan and Hull FC, where he scored a total of eight tries and two goals.
Paul Sculthorpe – 1996-2008
Sculthorpe signed for St Helens from Warrington Wolves ahead of the 1998 season and went on to become a club legend at Knowsley Road. He made over 250 appearances for the club, helping them to four Super League titles, five Challenge Cups and two World Club Challenges. Sculthorpe also won the Man of Steel award back-to-back in 2001 and 2002, becoming the first player to ever do so. The playmaker had scored 17 tries and registered one drop-goal for Warrington before scoring 113 tries, kicking 392 goals and ten drop-goals for a total of 1,232 points at St Helens. A true Super League great.
Lee Briers – 1996-2013
The maverick Lee Briers signed for Warrington from St Helens in 1997 after playing six games, scoring one try and kicking 24 goals. Halfback Briers underlined his credentials as Warrington’s best Super League players over the course of 16 years. More than 2,500 points and 425 games later – including 154 tries, 948 goals and an astounding 74 drop-goals – the Welsh international retired in 2013 due to a neck injury having guided the Wolves to three Challenge Cup victories.
Pat Richards – 2006-2013, 2016
Have Wigan had an overseas signing as much loved as Pat Richards in the modern game? Probably not and here’s why; the rangy winger joined in 2006 and left at the end of 2013, with almost 2,500 points and nearly 250 appearances later. In that time, Richards won the 2010 and 2013 Super League Grand Finals as well as the 2011 Challenge Cup. Individually, however, his achievements were incredible; he was awarded the Man of Steel in 2010 and became the highest overseas points-scorer in the competition’s history. At Wigan, Richards scored 167 tries and kicked a remarkable 898 goals as well as four drop-goals. And, when the winger returned to Super League with Catalans in 2016, he added an extra nine tries and 76 goals.
Danny Orr – 1997-2012
With a career in England spanning three clubs – Castleford, Wigan and London – Danny Orr is perhaps a surprise inclusion on this list. However, across all three clubs, the halfback made 421 appearances, scoring 119 tries and kicking 443 goals and four drop-goals for a total haul of 1356 points. Though he became an incredibly popular figure at the Tigers and Broncos, Orr never really settled at Wigan despite making nearly 100 appearances for the Warriors. After almost a decade as Castleford assistant coach, Orr is now at Salford in the same role.
Kevin Sinfield – 1997-2015
Who else but Kevin Sinfield? Debuting as a youngster for the Rhinos aged just 16, Sinfield went on to register a remarkable 3,968 points in 521 appearances for Leeds. If the individual achievements aren’t enough then the fact that he became a pivotal figure in the Rhinos’ Golden Era should make you sit up. The playmaker captained Leeds to a remarkable seven Grand Final victories, back-to-back Challenge Cup triumphs, three League Leaders’ Shields and three World Club Challenge successes. Ever the epitome of a professional, Sinfield could arguably be classed as Super League’s greatest ever player.