Super League Dream Team

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The Super League Dream Team is an ideal team, consisting of the players deemed to have been the best in their position in the Super League rugby league tournament by a panel of journalists and broadcasters. The team is selected at the end of each respective season.

The inaugural Dream Team was nominated in 1996 and coincided with the start of Super League and the move to a summer rugby season.

The Dream Team award is generally devoid of bias towards the big teams, with performers from the lesser teams getting slots in the Dream Team over the years. It also shows no bias towards the large number of antipodean imports.

2007 Dream Team[edit]

Number Nationality Player Position 2007 Club
1 England Paul Wellens Fullback St Helens
2 England Kevin Penny Right Wing Warrington Wolves
3 Australia Adam Mogg Right Centre Catalans Dragons
4 Australia Jason Demetriou Left Wing Wakefield Trinity Wildcats
5 Australia Scott Donald Left Centre Leeds Rhinos
6 Australia Trent Barrett stand-off Wigan Warriors
7 England Rob Burrow Scrum-half Leeds Rhinos
8 England Nick Fozzard Prop St Helens
9 England James Roby hooker St Helens
10 England Jamie Peacock Front Rower Leeds Rhinos
11 England Gareth Ellis Second Rower 1 Leeds Rhinos
12 Australia Glenn Morrison Second Rower 2 Bradford Bulls
13 England Stephen Wild loose forward Huddersfield Giants

2008 Dream Team[edit]

Number Nationality Player Position 2008 Club
1 Australia Clint Greenshields Fullback Catalans Dragons
2 Australia Scott Donald Wing Leeds Rhinos
3 Australia Matthew Gidley Centre St Helens RLFC
4 Samoa George Carmont Centre Wigan Warriors
5 England Ade Gardner Wing St Helens
6 England Leon Pryce stand-off St Helens
7 England Rob Burrow Scrum-half Leeds Rhinos
8 England James Graham Prop St Helens
9 England Keiron Cunningham hooker St Helens
10 England Jamie Peacock Prop Leeds Rhinos
11 England Gareth Ellis Second-row Leeds Rhinos
12 England Ben Westwood Second-row Warrington Wolves
13 England Kevin Sinfield loose forward Leeds Rhinos

2009 Dream Team[edit]

The 2009 Super League Dream Team was announced on 14 September 2009.[1]

Number Nationality Player Position 2009 Club
1 Australia Brett Hodgson Fullback Huddersfield Giants
2 England Peter Fox Wing Hull Kingston Rovers
3 Australia Matthew Gidley Centre St Helens
4 England Keith Senior Centre Leeds Rhinos
5 England Ryan Hall Wing Leeds Rhinos
6 England Sam Tomkins stand-off Wigan Warriors
7 Australia Michael Dobson Scrum-half Hull Kingston Rovers
8 England Adrian Morley Prop Warrington Wolves
9 England Scott Moore hooker Huddersfield Giants
10 England Jamie Peacock Prop Leeds Rhinos
11 Australia Ben Galea Second-row Hull Kingston Rovers
12 Australia Clint Newton Second-row Hull Kingston Rovers
13 England Kevin Sinfield loose forward Leeds Rhinos

2010 Dream team[edit]

On 6 September 2010, the Dream Team of Super League XV was announced. The team boasted four players from league leaders Wigan Warriors; including first appearances for Pat Richards, Sean O'Loughlin and Joel Tomkins, with the latter's brother Sam appearing for the second successive year. Three players came from second and third placed St Helens and Warrington Wolves; those being Paul Wellens, James Roby and James Graham (St Helens) and Matt King, Adrian Morley ad Ben Westwood (Warrington). Two players, left wing partnership Keith Senior and Ryan Hall, were selected from Leeds Rhinos, and the team was completed by Michael Dobson of Hull Kingston Rovers. Only three of the thirteen (Richards, King and Dobson) in 2010 were imports, one of whom (Richards) had switched his allegiance to Ireland in 2008. 2010 also proved to be the first time a set of brothers (the Tomkins') have appeared in the same Dream Team.[2]

Number Nationality Player Position 2010 Club
1 England Paul Wellens Fullback St Helens RLFC
2 Republic of Ireland Pat Richards Wing Wigan Warriors
3 Australia Matt King Centre Warrington Wolves
4 England Keith Senior Centre Leeds Rhinos
5 England Ryan Hall Wing Leeds Rhinos
6 England Sam Tomkins stand-off Wigan Warriors
7 Australia Michael Dobson Scrum-half Hull Kingston Rovers
8 England Adrian Morley Prop Warrington Wolves
9 England James Roby hooker St Helens RLFC
10 England James Graham Prop St Helens RLFC
11 England Ben Westwood Second-row Warrington Wolves
12 England Joel Tomkins Second-row Wigan Warriors
13 England Sean O'Loughlin loose forward Wigan Warriors

2011 Dream Team[edit]

Number Nationality Player Position 2011 Club
1 England Sam Tomkins Fullback Wigan Warriors
2 England Tom Briscoe Wing Hull FC
3 England Kirk Yeaman Centre Hull FC
4 Samoa George Carmont Centre Wigan Warriors
5 Australia Joel Monaghan Wing Warrington Wolves
6 New Zealand Rangi Chase stand-off Castleford Tigers
7 Australia Scott Dureau Scrum-half Catalans Dragons
8 England James Graham Prop St Helens
9 England James Roby hooker St Helens
10 England Garreth Carvell Prop Warrington Wolves
11 England Ben Westwood Second-row Warrington Wolves
12 Australia Steve Menzies Second-row Catalans Dragons
13 England Sean O'Loughlin loose forward Wigan Warriors

2012 Dream Team[edit]

On 10 September 2012, the Dream Team for Super League XVII was announced. The team consisted of six players from league leaders Wigan Warriors, three from league runners-up Warrington Wolves, two from Catalans Dragons and one each from St Helens RLFC and Super League XVI winners Leeds Rhinos. Six players (Ryan Atkins, Rémi Casty, Josh Charnley, Brett Finch, Chris Hill and Gareth Hock) make their debuts in the Dream Team, while three players (James Roby, Sam Tomkins and Ben Westwood) have been selected for the fourth time with Tomkins being selected four years in a row.[3]

Number Nationality Player Position 2012 Club
1 England Sam Tomkins Fullback Wigan Warriors
2 England Josh Charnley Wing Wigan Warriors
3 Samoa George Carmont Centre Wigan Warriors
4 England Ryan Atkins Centre Warrington Wolves
5 England Ryan Hall Wing Leeds Rhinos
6 Australia Brett Finch stand-off Wigan Warriors
7 Australia Scott Dureau Scrum-half Catalans Dragons
8 England Chris Hill Prop Warrington Wolves
9 England James Roby hooker St Helens RLFC
10 France Rémi Casty Prop Catalans Dragons
11 England Ben Westwood Second-row Warrington Wolves
12 England Gareth Hock Second-row Wigan Warriors
13 England Sean O'Loughlin loose forward Wigan Warriors

2013 Dream Team[edit]

On 9 September 2013, the Super League XVIII Dream Team was announced at Huddersfield's John Smith's Stadium. The team was virtually made up of English players with Danny Brough who now represents Scotland at international level, although was born in Dewsbury in West Yorkshire.[4] Brough was also one of five Huddersfield Giants players in the Dream Team, which acknowledges the club winning the League Leader's Shield. The other Huddersfield players being Eorl Crabtree, Leroy Cudjoe, Brett Ferres and Shaun Lunt.

Wigan Warriors have four players, three of which, Josh Charnley, Sean O'Loughlin and Sam Tomkins, being the only members of the 2012 Dream Team to be selected in 2013 with Tomkins now selected in the Dream Team five years in a row. The other Wigan player selected was Matty Smith

The remainder of the Dream Team consists of two players from Hull F.C. (Ben Crooks and Tom Lineham) and one each from Leeds Rhinos (Jamie Peacock) and Wakefield Trinity Wildcats (Danny Kirmond), who are the only team to have a player in the Dream Team but not involved in the play-offs.[5] Despite finishing second in the table, no players from Warrington Wolves were selected.

Number Nationality Player Position 2013 Club
1 England Sam Tomkins Fullback Wigan Warriors
2 England Josh Charnley Wing Wigan Warriors
3 England Leroy Cudjoe Centre Huddersfield Giants
4 England Ben Crooks Centre Hull F.C.
5 England Tom Lineham Wing Hull F.C.
6 Scotland Danny Brough stand-off Huddersfield Giants
7 England Matty Smith Scrum-half Wigan Warriors
8 England Eorl Crabtree Prop Huddersfield Giants
9 England Shaun Lunt hooker Huddersfield Giants
10 England Jamie Peacock Prop Leeds Rhinos
11 England Brett Ferres Second-row Huddersfield Giants
12 England Danny Kirmond Second-row Wakefield Trinity Wildcats
13 England Sean O'Loughlin loose forward Wigan Warriors

External links[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Tomkins in Super League dream team". Rugby Football League. 14 September 2009. Retrieved 14 September 2009. 
  2. ^ "Wigan quartet in Dream Team". skysports.com. 6 September 2010. Retrieved 6 September 2010. 
  3. ^ "Six debutants in 2012 Super League Dream Team". Super League. Super League. Retrieved 11 September 2012. 
  4. ^ "Super League Dream Team: Five Huddersfield players in line-up". BBC Sport. 9 September 2013. Retrieved 9 September 2013. 
  5. ^ "England expects a Super League Dream Team to savour". Super League. 9 September 2013. Retrieved 9 September 2013.