My series of the current top five Super League players in each position continues and today It’s the turn of the scrum-halves.
5. Theo Fages (St Helens)
Since wrestling back his place in the Saints team from Danny Richardson at the start of 2019, Theo Fages has been a consistent performer. His partnership with Jonny Lomax has really blossomed and is one of the reasons behind St Helens’ success. Fages remains an important cog in the machine at Saints and has started 2020 in fine form.
4. Aidan Sezer (Huddersfield Giants)
Having arrived at the Giants after leading Canberra to the 2019 NRL Grand Final, Aidan Sezer has transformed Huddersfield from relegation candidates to playoff contenders. His creativity and leadership has been on show throughout his short time in Super League, highlighted in the impressive wins away to Catalans and St Helens.
3. Danny Richardson (Castleford Tigers)
After falling out of favour at St Helens, Danny Richardson gained some sweet revenge with a win against them in the final match prior to the season hiatus. The 23-year-old was not just impressive in that game, but has shown his playmaking qualities in all seven of Castleford’s matches to date, helping them to sit joint-top of the Super League table.
2. Luke Gale (Leeds Rhinos)
Written off by many, Luke Gale has hit the ground running at Leeds and has engineered a devastating half-back combination with Robert Lui. Gale has rediscovered his Man of Steel form, scoring and creating tries with ease at times, proving he’s still one of the competition’s best playmakers despite some horrific injury setbacks.
1. Jackson Hastings (Wigan Warriors)
The reigning Man of Steel has settled in superbly at Wigan, guiding the Warriors to the Super League summit following his headline-making off-season move from Salford. Despite the extra pressure of playing for one of the competition’s top clubs, Hastings has showcased all his speed, strength and skill in the opening rounds and there is plenty more to come when the season resumes.