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The top 5 current Super League centres

After listing the top 5 full-backs and wingers, we move on to centres.

Some of the highest quality players that Super League has to offer, play at centre. Therefore, many exceptional talents have missed out on the list.

Greg Inglis is also not included, as only players who have made a Super League appearance have considered.

5. Toby King

Toby King has been on the fringe of the Warrington starting side for years, but made his full breakthrough in 2019, playing 30 games. It was last year, however, that would be the one in which King showed his true ability, making the Dream Team as a result. In an underwhelming season for the Wolves, King was still directly involved in 13 tries. And, his ability to climb above opposition players became very important in commanding Warrington’s left edge, whilst his offload game made him a handful for defenders. King will be looking to build on his performances last year to break into the England side against some very strong competition. 

4. Oliver Gildart 

After picking up a long-term shoulder injury at the back of end 2019, Gildart missed much of last season. And, following 22 try-involvements and making over 3000m in 2019, it was a shame to see such a talent miss out for most of the season. His fellow Wigan centre, Zak Hardaker, had a fantastic debut season at centre but just misses out on the list due to the sheer quality of centres in Super League. With a World Cup on the horizon, a successful Super League year will be the perfect way for Gildart to convince Shaun Wane that he’s deserving of a spot in the England side.

3. Mark Percival

Like Gildart, Percival’s 2020 was ravaged by injury. After making the Dream Team in both 2017 and 2018, he was unlucky to miss out in 2019. Percival is a very well-rounded player and when at full fitness there are very few weaknesses to his game. Despite this, his starting spot at Saints is not guaranteed. In his absence, Jack Welsby has come into his own and made a name for himself, scoring the winning try in last year’s Grand Final. Percival will need a strong start to the upcoming season to fend off some very solid competition.

2. Kevin Naiqama

In his two seasons at Saints, Naiqama has been consistently brilliant. He made the Dream Team in his debut season, and followed it up with an equally strong showing in 2020. A powerful runner with an eye for defensive gaps, the Fijian has gone over for almost 30 Super League tries. He has won back-to-back Grand Finals, and with the quality Saints possess, Naiqama will certainly be eyeing up a third successive win.

1. Konrad Hurrell 

Hurrell has taken Super League by storm. The Tongan has made the Dream Team in both seasons he has spent in Super League, and deservedly so. His size and power make him almost impossible to stop from close distance. As a result, Hurrell has already scored 20 Super League tries for Leeds. With the quality of the other players in this list, as well as the many talented players that are excluded, it would be a huge feat for him to manage yet another spot in the Dream Team. 

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