Who is favourite to finish as your team’s top try scorer for 2023?

The season is just over five weeks away and the pre-season fixtures will come thick and fast starting this weekend but which players will be racking up the tries for your team in the upcoming Super League campaign?

Sky Bet have priced up 11 of the competition’s teams, not including Catalans Dragons, and who will be their top try scorer in 2023.

There’s plenty of familiar faces in the betting but also some new signings, some young talents set to emerge and also some massive long-shots that could be worth a second look. Here’s every Super League team’s predicted top scorer for 2023.

Castleford Tigers: Greg Eden – Evens

The 2017 season’s top try scorer tops the betting for the Tigers for the 2023 season priced as short as even money. With the 2022 top scorer Derrell Olpherts having left for Leeds Rhinos, the Tigers have an 18-try void to fill and whilst Eden managed 10 in 2022 he’ll need to increase his production if Cas are to make it to the playoffs for the first time since 2019. The second-favourite in the betting and the man who the Tigers are pinning their hopes on is youngster Jason Qareqare who is priced at 3/1, whilst fellow back five players Niall Evalds and Bureta Faraimo are priced at 7/1 and 8/1 respectively.

Huddersfield Giants: Jermaine McGillvary – 5/2

A much more competitive betting line-up for the Giants than the Tigers with the senior winger McGillvary heading out the likes of Innes Senior and Jake Bibby who are both priced at 11/4 relative to McGillvary’s 5/2. The veteran winger scored nine tries in 15 games last season and if he’s healthy all season he will surely notch double figures but the youthful pair of Senior and Bibby will be hot on his heels. Last season’s top scorer was a shock with forward Chris McQueen tallying 15 tries and at 10/1 for the 2023 season the 35-year-old could represent some value.

Hull FC: Tex Hoy – 11/4

One of the new signings on Humberside leads the betting for Hull FC’s try scorers in 2023 and that’s Tex Hoy with the Australian full-back priced at just 11/4 to cross over most for the Black and Whites. His wingers come next in the betting with both Adam Swift and Darnell McIntosh priced at 3/1 to lead the scoring. Swift crossed over seven times in 12 games last season whilst McIntosh hit double figures with 12 in 21. Hoy will act as Jake Connor’s replacement but he’ll need to add more than Connor’s four tries to be in with a shot at top-scoring for FC.

Hull KR: Ryan Hall – 5/2

The 35-year-old Hall features at the top of the market for the Robins after scoring the most tries for them last season with 14. Hall is chasing his coach and former teammate, Danny McGuire, for the all-time total of tries in the Super League but will need to surpass 20 to overtake McGuire. Playmaker Mikey Lewis scored eight in 16 last season and with a full season could challenge Hall, as could the other Senior twin with Louis priced at 3/1. Irish international winger Ethan Ryan is priced very generously at 10/1.

Leeds Rhinos: Ash Handley – Evens

For Rhinos it’s their 2022 top scorer who is again priced as the likeliest top scorer for the upcoming season. Handley crossed over 17 times in 27 games for Rhinos and with the season opener on his 27th birthday he’ll look to kick-start 2023 with a bang. New signing Derrell Olpherts top scored for Castleford in 2022 with 18 tries, one more than Handley managed for Leeds, and he is priced at 4/1 alongside David Fusitu’a.

Leigh Leopards: Josh Charnley – 9/4

The 2012 and 2013 Super League top try-scorer tops the betting for the Super League new boys priced at 9/4. With their 2022 top scorer in the Championship, Nene Macdonald, having signed for Leeds Rhinos there’s a void in the market. Charnley who has joined permanently from Warrington Wolves will look to replicate the form he showed ten years ago when he tallied over 30 tries in back to back seasons. Talented hooker Edwin Ipape who is favourite for the Man of Steel award is priced at 7/2 whilst the likes of Zak Hardaker at 12/1 could represent value for what is set to be a relatively unknown side.

Salford Red Devils: Ken Sio – Evens

Sio managed 26 tries in 27 last season, far beyond the Red Devil’s second-highest scorer Joe Burgess who managed 15. Were it not for Bevan French’s insane seven-try game against Hull FC then Sio would have topped the charts which suggests that his price at even money is justified. Full-back Ryan Brierley is priced at 11/1 but with Burgess being the closest in the market to Sio at 4/1 it seems to be a race between the two wingers.

St Helens: Tommy Makinson – Evens

Another man who is priced as short as evens is Saints 2022 top try scorer and the Super League’s top point scorer across 2022, Tommy Makinson. The England international is coming off the back of a World Cup where he became the first ever Englishman to score five tries in a World Cup knockout match when he tallied 30 points against Papua New Guinea. Having scored 22 tries in the 2022 season he is challenged in the market by Jon Bennison at 7/2 and new signing, Tee Ritson who crossed over 28 times for Barrow in the Championship last season.

Wakefield Trinity: Jorge Taufua and Lewis Murphy – 13/8

The first tie at the top of the markets so far with both wingers, the experienced Taufua and the young and emerging Murphy, both priced at 13/8. Murphy totalled 17 tries in 19 games whilst Taufua didn’t have time to make an impact but will be hoping for a bounce-back second season in England having been a a mainstay for Manly in the NRL over the past ten years. Tom Lineham is next best priced at 9/2 and will have a shout at crossing over plenty of times with the departure of Tom Johnstone to Catalans.

Warrington Wolves: Matt Dufty – 7/4

After a disappointing season in 2022 the Wire will be hoping that they see lots more tries and the man who is tipped to score the most is full-back Matt Dufty who registered five tries in six games last year. Matty Ashton was the only player for the Wolves to make double figures in the try-scoring department and he is priced at 2/1 as a result of that, just behind Dufty. Josh Thewlis came closest to do Ashton with nine tries and he receives a price of 6/1 as a result of that.

Wigan Warriors: Bevan French – 8/11

The only man who is priced below even money to top score for their team in 2023 and it’s the 2022 season’s top scorer, Bevan French. Scoring 31 tries in just 20 games French was unstoppable last season and as a result a £10 bet will only return £17.27. Value outside of French comes in the shape of Liam Marshall at 3/1 or Jai Field at 5/1 who scored 22 and 20 tries across the season.

All prices are taken from Sky Bet.

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