Top Five Centres Heading Into 2019!

Agree? Disagree? Next is a selection of centre three-quarters, a position that is arguably becoming one of the more coveted positions in the Betfred Super League.

5) Konrad Hurrell

First up is one of Leeds Rhinos’ new recruits in Konrad Hurrell.

Th3 27-year-old journeys to Super League for a fresh start with our fallen champions after seven years spent between Gold Coast Titans and New Zealand Warriors and has displayed such form that it has earned him international recognition with Tonga.

Having scored over 50 tries in his professional career thus far, the powerhouse will no doubt provide the Rhinos with many more attacking options in what proves to be interesting times ahead for him and his new club!

 

4) Oliver Gildart

Next is one of Wigan’s local talents in Oliver Gildart. Now an international and a previous Young Player of the Year award, Gildart has been an outstanding prospect thus far.

He excels when bursting onto a short pass and is even superb at support play.

Having scored 13 tries and helped Wigan to another Super League title last year, Gildart has clearly shown his worth to club and country and should repeat such heroics in 2019.

 

3) Bill Tupou

Next is Wakefield’s powerhouse Bill Tupou. Tupou is arguably one of the competition’s most underrated players and is already a fan favourite with at Trinity.

Last season really saw him at his peak, scoring 14 tries and having made the highest amount of carries and metres for the club.

Certainly one to watch out for heading in to the new season as he’ll aim for even better, perhaps even a shot at some silverware.

2) Jake Connor

Runner-up is the highly controversial figure Jake Connor.

“Jake the Snake” as he’s famously called by the ‘Old Faithful’ has been outstanding for the Black and Whites during his two years.

His kicking and passing game has helped him become an adaptable player between positions, stepping in anywhere when necessary to produce a top game and something FC will desperately require next season should they wish to avoid another decline.

 

1) Mark Percival

Last up is one of St Helens’ top dogs in Mark Percival. He may have struggled to make the England team but he was key in assisting the Saints’ domination of Super League last year.

Having made 31 clean breaks as well as 2200 metres from 302 carries, plus scoring 24 tries in 31 appearances demonstrates his supremacy and why he tops the list.

It came as no surprise he has been in the Dream Team for back-to-back years and could be the first centre since Keith Senior to make it three in a row!

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