With a new season waiting on the horizon, plenty of fans and pundits are beginning to make their predictions for the Super League in 2022.
People are beginning to settle on their favourites for Super League glory, relegation and the Man of Steel award but another thing people like to predict is what the Super League Dream Team might look like at the end of the season, However, with so much quality in the Betfred Super League going into 2022 predicting who the best player in every position will be is hard to decide upon.
Nonetheless, SportingIndex have produced their odds for the Super League Dream in 2022 identifying the players they think will excel the most in every position. There are some interesting favourites in each role so let’s have a look at what the Super League Dream will look like according to the bookmakers.
At fullback, unsurprisingly Wigan star Bevan French is the favourite to take the number one spot in the Dream Team at 11/4. After an injury hit 2021, he’s one of the favourites for the Man of Steel award so it isn’t surprising to see the prolific scorer tipped for a place in the Dream Team. The reigning Young Player of the Year Jack Welsby is 10/3 to take the fullback spot having being handed St Helens’ number one shirt for 2022 whilst Man of Steel Sam Tomkins is the third favourite at 13/2 whilst Hull FC’s Jake Connor is 7/1.
As for the wing spots, the two favourites are 2018 Golden Boot winner Tommy Makinson and Leeds’ latest new signing David Fusitu’a who are both 7/2. Fusitu’a’s Leeds teammate Ash Handley is 4/1 to return to the Dream Team after being named in it back in 2019 and 2020. Meanwhile, Tom Johnstone is also 4/1 whilst Regan Grace is 9/2. Surprisingly, Tom Davies is only 13/2 to secure a third consecutive spot in the Dream Team.
The favourite at centre is another Saint in the shape of Mark Percival at 3/1 whilst another Rhino is being tipped to feature at centre this year in the shape of Harry Newman at 4/1. Warrington star Toby King is 9/2 whilst Jake Mamo is 7/1 and Peter Mata’utia is 8/1 after swapping clubs going into 2022.
In the halves, one of the favourites for the Man of Steel, Wigan’s Cade Cust is 7/2 to feature whilst Mitchell Pearce is the favourite at 3/1. Leeds continue to be represented heavily among the favourites for the Dream Team with Aidan Sezer tipped at 4/1 whilst the man he replaces at Leeds, Luke Gale, is 10/1. Warrington duo George Williams and Gareth Widdop are 9/2 and 13/2 respectively.
Moving onto the pack, Alex Walmsley is unsurprisingly the favourite to feature at prop at 6/4 whilst the man who joined him in last year’s Dream Team Sam Kasiano is 15/2 behind Liam Watts and Mikolaj Oledzki who are both at 7/1.
At hooker, Paul McShane and Daryl Clark are joint favourites at 10/3 each whilst Kruise Leeming, who was named in the Dream Team last year, is 11/2. Interestingly St Helens new boy Joey Lussick is 7/1 ahead of skipper James Roby at 9/1.
Turning to the back three, John Bateman is 5/2 to feature as is Wigan teammate Liam Farrell whilst James Bentley of Leeds is 6/1 to feature after completing the switch from St Helens. As for loose forward, Morgan Knowles is favoured to be named in the Dream Team for the fourth consecutive season at 5/2.
Based on the odds, the Dream Team in 2022 in full will look like this: Bevan French (Wigan), Tommy Makinson (St Helens), Harry Newman (Leeds), Mark Percival (St Helens), David Fusitu’a (Leeds), Mitchell Pearce (Catalans), Cade Cust (Wigan), Alex Walmsley (St Helens), Daryl Clark (Warrington), Liam Watts (Castleford), John Bateman (Wigan), Liam Farrell (Wigan), Morgan Knowles (St Helens).
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