Super League Dream Team

The Super League Dream Team is an annually-selected rugby league All Star Team consisting of the players deemed to have been the best in their respective positions in the Super League competition. The team is selected by a panel of journalists and broadcasters at the end of each season.

The inaugural Dream Team was selected in 1996, the competition's first season. The team is traditionally selected following the completion of the regular season, and so does not take play-off matches into account.

1996Edit

Player Team Appearance
1   Gary Connolly   Wigan Warriors 1
2   Jason Robinson   Wigan Warriors 1
3   Va'aiga Tuigamala   Wigan Warriors 1
4   Paul Newlove   St. Helens 1
5   Anthony Sullivan   St. Helens 1
6   Henry Paul   Wigan Warriors 1
7   Bobbie Goulding   St. Helens 1
8   Apollo Perelini   St. Helens 1
9   Keiron Cunningham   St. Helens 1
10   Terry O'Connor   Wigan Warriors 1
11   Peter Gill   London Broncos 1
12   Paul Sculthorpe   Warrington Wolves 1
13   Andrew Farrell   Wigan Warriors 1

1997Edit

Player Team Appearance
1   Stuart Spruce   Bradford Bulls 1
2   Jason Robinson   Wigan Warriors 2
3   Danny Peacock   Bradford Bulls 1
4   Alan Hunte   St. Helens 1
5   Anthony Sullivan   St. Helens 2
6   Graeme Bradley   Bradford Bulls 1
7   Tony Smith   Wigan Warriors 1
8   Paul Broadbent   Sheffield Eagles 1
9   James Lowes   Bradford Bulls 1
10   Tony Mestrov   Wigan Warriors 1
11   Peter Gill   London Broncos 2
12   Mike Forshaw   Bradford Bulls 1
13   Andrew Farrell   Wigan Warriors 2

1998Edit

Player Team Appearance
1   Kris Radlinski   Wigan Warriors 1
2   Jason Robinson   Wigan Warriors 3
3   Gary Connolly   Wigan Warriors 2
4   Brad Godden   Leeds Rhinos 1
5   Anthony Sullivan   St. Helens 3
6   Iestyn Harris   Leeds Rhinos 1
7   Gavin Clinch   Halifax 1
8   Dale Laughton   Sheffield Eagles 1
9   Robbie McCormack   Wigan Warriors 1
10   Tony Mestrov   Wigan Warriors 2
11   Steele Retchless   London Broncos 1
12   Adrian Morley   Leeds Rhinos 1
13   Andrew Farrell   Wigan Warriors 3

1999Edit

Player Team Appearance
1   Kris Radlinski   Wigan Warriors 2
2   Jason Robinson   Wigan Warriors 4
3   Gary Connolly   Wigan Warriors 3
4   Paul Newlove   St. Helens 2
5   Matt Daylight   Gateshead Thunder 1
6   Iestyn Harris   Leeds Rhinos 2
7   Willie Peters   Gateshead Thunder 1
8   Dean Sampson   Castleford Tigers 1
9   James Lowes   Bradford Bulls 2
10   Barrie McDermott   Leeds Rhinos 2
11   Chris Joynt   St. Helens 1
12   Adrian Morley   Leeds Rhinos 2
13   Adrian Vowles   Castleford Tigers 1

2000Edit

Player Team Appearance
1   Kris Radlinski   Wigan Warriors 3
2   Jason Robinson   Wigan Warriors 5
3   Steve Renouf   Wigan Warriors 1
4   Michael Eagar   Castleford Tigers 1
5   Graham Mackay   Leeds Rhinos 1
6   Tommy Martyn   St. Helens 1
7   Sean Long   St. Helens 1
8   Stuart Fielden   Bradford Bulls 1
9   Keiron Cunningham   St. Helens 2
10   Terry O'Connor   Wigan Warriors 2
11   Jamie Peacock   Bradford Bulls 1
12   Denis Betts   Wigan Warriors 1
13   Andrew Farrell   Wigan Warriors 4

2001Edit

Player Team Appearance
1   Kris Radlinski   Wigan Warriors 4
2   Tevita Vaikona   Bradford Bulls 1
3   Tonie Carroll   Leeds Rhinos 1
4   Steve Renouf   Wigan Warriors 2
5   Brett Dallas   Wigan Warriors 1
6   Paul Sculthorpe   St. Helens 2
7   Adrian Lam   Wigan Warriors 1
8   David Fairleigh   St. Helens 1
9   Keiron Cunningham   St. Helens 3
10   Terry O'Connor   Wigan Warriors 3
11   David Furner   Wigan Warriors 1
12   Jamie Peacock   Bradford Bulls 2
13   Andrew Farrell   Wigan Warriors 5

2002Edit

Player Team Appearance
1   Kris Radlinski   Wigan Warriors 5
2   Tevita Vaikona   Bradford Bulls 2
3   Martin Gleeson   St. Helens 1
4   Keith Senior   Leeds Rhinos 1
5   Darren Albert   St. Helens 1
6   Danny Orr   Castleford Tigers 1
7   Adrian Lam   Wigan Warriors 2
8   Terry O'Connor   Wigan Warriors 4
9   Keiron Cunningham   St. Helens 4
10   Stuart Fielden   Bradford Bulls 2
11   Michael Smith   Castleford Tigers 1
12   Jamie Peacock   Bradford Bulls 3
13   Paul Sculthorpe   St. Helens 3

2003Edit

Player Team Appearance
1   Gary Connolly   Leeds Rhinos 4
2   Lesley Vainikolo   Bradford Bulls 1
3   Gareth Ellis   Wakefield Trinity Wildcats 1
4   Keith Senior   Leeds Rhinos 2
5   Brian Carney   Wigan Warriors 1
6   Graham Appo   Warrington Wolves 1
7   Adrian Lam   Wigan Warriors 3
8   Craig Smith   Wigan Warriors 1
9   Terry Newton   Wigan Warriors 1
10   Andy Lynch   Castleford Tigers 1
11   Jamie Peacock   Bradford Bulls 4
12   Matt Adamson   Leeds Rhinos 1
13   Andrew Farrell   Wigan Warriors 6

2004Edit

Player Team Appearance
1   Shaun Briscoe   Hull F.C. 1
2   Lesley Vainikolo   Bradford Bulls 2
3   Keith Senior   Leeds Rhinos 3
4   Sid Domic   Wakefield Trinity Wildcats 1
5   Marcus Bai   Leeds Rhinos 1
6   Danny McGuire   Leeds Rhinos 1
7   Richard Horne   Hull F.C. 1
8   Andrew Farrell   Wigan Warriors 7
9   Matt Diskin   Leeds Rhinos 1
10   Paul King   Hull F.C. 1
11   Ali Lauitiiti   Leeds Rhinos 1
12   David Solomona   Wakefield Trinity Wildcats 1
13   Paul Sculthorpe   St. Helens 4

2005Edit

Player Team Appearance
1   Paul Wellens   St. Helens 1
2   Mark Calderwood   Leeds Rhinos 1
3   Jamie Lyon   St. Helens 1
4   Martin Gleeson   St. Helens 2
5   Darren Albert   St. Helens 2
6   Paul Cooke   Hull F.C. 1
7   Rob Burrow   Leeds Rhinos 1
8   Jamie Thackray   Hull F.C. 1
9   Keiron Cunningham   St. Helens 5
10   Paul Anderson   St. Helens 1
11   Jamie Peacock   Bradford Bulls 5
12   Ali Lauitiiti   Leeds Rhinos 2
13   Kevin Sinfield   Leeds Rhinos 1

2006Edit

Player Team Appearance
1   Paul Wellens   St. Helens 2
2   Justin Murphy   Catalans Dragons 1
3   Jamie Lyon   St. Helens 2
4   Kirk Yeaman   Hull F.C. 1
5   David Hodgson   Salford City Reds 1
6   Danny McGuire   Leeds Rhinos 2
7   Sean Long   St. Helens 2
8   Stuart Fielden   Wigan Warriors 3
9   Keiron Cunningham   St. Helens 6
10   Danny Nutley   Castleford Tigers 1
11   Gareth Ellis   Leeds Rhinos 2
12   Jon Wilkin   St. Helens 1
13   Kevin Sinfield   Leeds Rhinos 2

2007Edit

Player Team Appearance
1   Paul Wellens   St. Helens 3
2   Kevin Penny   Warrington Wolves 1
3   Adam Mogg   Catalans Dragons 1
4   Jason Demetriou   Wakefield Trinity Wildcats 1
5   Scott Donald   Leeds Rhinos 1
6   Trent Barrett   Wigan Warriors 1
7   Rob Burrow   Leeds Rhinos 2
8   Nick Fozzard   St. Helens 1
9   James Roby   St. Helens 1
10   Jamie Peacock   Leeds Rhinos 6
11   Gareth Ellis   Leeds Rhinos 3
12   Glenn Morrison   Bradford Bulls 1
13   Stephen Wild   Huddersfield Giants 1

2008Edit

Player Team Appearance
1   Clint Greenshields   Catalans Dragons 1
2   Scott Donald   Leeds Rhinos 1
3   Matthew Gidley   St. Helens 1
4   George Carmont   Wigan Warriors 1
5   Ade Gardner   St. Helens 1
6   Leon Pryce   St. Helens 1
7   Rob Burrow   Leeds Rhinos 3
8   James Graham   St. Helens 1
9   Keiron Cunningham   St. Helens 7
10   Jamie Peacock   Leeds Rhinos 7
11   Gareth Ellis   Leeds Rhinos 4
12   Ben Westwood   Warrington Wolves 1
13   Kevin Sinfield   Leeds Rhinos 3

2009Edit

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

Player Team Appearance
1   Brett Hodgson   Huddersfield Giants 1
2   Peter Fox   Hull Kingston Rovers 1
3   Matthew Gidley   St. Helens 1
4   Keith Senior   Leeds Rhinos 4
5   Ryan Hall   Leeds Rhinos 1
6   Sam Tomkins   Wigan Warriors 1
7   Michael Dobson   Hull Kingston Rovers 1
8   Adrian Morley   Warrington Wolves 3
9   Scott Moore   Huddersfield Giants 1
10   Jamie Peacock   Leeds Rhinos 8
11   Ben Galea   Hull Kingston Rovers 1
12   Clint Newton   Hull Kingston Rovers 1
13   Kevin Sinfield   Leeds Rhinos 4

2010Edit

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]

Player Team Appearance
1   Paul Wellens   St. Helens 4
2   Pat Richards   Wigan Warriors 1
3   Matt King   Warrington Wolves 1
4   Keith Senior   Leeds Rhinos 5
5   Ryan Hall   Leeds Rhinos 2
6   Sam Tomkins   Wigan Warriors 2
7   Michael Dobson   Hull Kingston Rovers 1
8   Adrian Morley   Warrington Wolves 4
9   James Roby   St. Helens 2
10   James Graham   St. Helens 2
11   Ben Westwood   Warrington Wolves 2
12   Joel Tomkins   Wigan Warriors 1
13   Sean O'Loughlin   Wigan Warriors 1

2011Edit

Player Team Appearance
1   Sam Tomkins   Wigan Warriors 3
2   Tom Briscoe   Hull F.C. 1
3   Kirk Yeaman   Hull F.C. 2
4   George Carmont   Wigan Warriors 2
5   Joel Monaghan   Warrington Wolves 1
6   Rangi Chase   Castleford Tigers 1
7   Scott Dureau   Catalans Dragons 1
8   James Graham   St. Helens 3
9   James Roby   St. Helens 3
10   Garreth Carvell   Warrington Wolves 1
11   Ben Westwood   Warrington Wolves 3
12   Steve Menzies   Catalans Dragons 1
13   Sean O'Loughlin   Wigan Warriors 2

2012Edit

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 R.F.C. 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]

Player Team Appearance
1   Sam Tomkins   Wigan Warriors 4
2   Josh Charnley   Wigan Warriors 1
3   George Carmont   Wigan Warriors 3
4   Ryan Atkins   Warrington Wolves 1
5   Ryan Hall   Leeds Rhinos 3
6   Brett Finch   Wigan Warriors 1
7   Scott Dureau   Catalans Dragons 2
8   Chris Hill   Warrington Wolves 1
9   James Roby   St. Helens 4
10   Rémi Casty   Catalans Dragons 1
11   Ben Westwood   Warrington Wolves 4
12   Gareth Hock   Wigan Warriors 1
13   Sean O'Loughlin   Wigan Warriors 3

2013Edit

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 Leaders' 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.

Player Team Appearance
1   Sam Tomkins   Wigan Warriors 5
2   Josh Charnley   Wigan Warriors 2
3   Leroy Cudjoe   Huddersfield Giants 1
4   Ben Crooks   Hull F.C. 1
5   Tom Lineham   Hull F.C. 1
6   Danny Brough   Huddersfield Giants 1
7   Matty Smith   Wigan Warriors 1
8   Eorl Crabtree   Huddersfield Giants 1
9   Shaun Lunt   Huddersfield Giants 1
10   Jamie Peacock   Leeds Rhinos 9
11   Brett Ferres   Huddersfield Giants 1
12   Danny Kirmond   Wakefield Trinity Wildcats 1
13   Sean O'Loughlin   Wigan Warriors 4

2014Edit

The first Dream Team to be made up of entirely English players. This is the first time since 2010 that Sam Tomkins does not make an appearance and a debut for Zak Hardaker, Tommy Makinson, Michael Shenton, Kallum Watkins, Kevin Brown, Daryl Clark and Carl Ablett. Jamie Peacock makes a record tenth appearance.

Player Team Appearance
1   Zak Hardaker   Leeds Rhinos 1
2   Tommy Makinson   St. Helens 1
3   Kallum Watkins   Leeds Rhinos 1
4   Michael Shenton   Castleford Tigers 1
5   Ryan Hall   Leeds Rhinos 4
6   Kevin Brown   Widnes Vikings 1
7   Matty Smith   Wigan Warriors 2
8   Chris Hill   Warrington Wolves 2
9   Daryl Clark   Castleford Tigers 1
10   Jamie Peacock   Leeds Rhinos 10
11   Elliott Whitehead   Catalans Dragons 1
12   Carl Ablett   Leeds Rhinos 1
13   Sean O'Loughlin   Wigan Warriors 5

2015Edit

Jamie Peacock made a record and 11th and final appearance.[6]

Player Team Appearance
1   Zak Hardaker   Leeds Rhinos 2
2   Jermaine McGillvary   Huddersfield Giants 1
3   Kallum Watkins   Leeds Rhinos 2
4   Michael Shenton   Castleford Tigers 2
5   Joe Burgess   Wigan Warriors 1
6   Danny Brough   Huddersfield Giants 2
7   Luke Gale   Castleford Tigers 1
8   Alex Walmsley   St. Helens 1
9   James Roby   St. Helens 5
10   Jamie Peacock   Leeds Rhinos 11
11   Zeb Taia   Catalans Dragons 1
12   Liam Farrell   Wigan Warriors 1
13   Adam Cuthbertson   Leeds Rhinos 1

2016Edit

The 2016 Dream Team featured nine players making their first appearance.[7]

Player Team Appearance
1   Jamie Shaul   Hull F.C. 1
2   Denny Solomona   Castleford Tigers 1
3   Ryan Atkins   Warrington Wolves 2
4   Mahe Fonua   Hull F.C. 1
5   Dominic Manfredi   Wigan Warriors 1
6   Kurt Gidley   Warrington Wolves 1
7   Luke Gale   Castleford Tigers 2
8   Chris Hill   Warrington Wolves 3
9   Danny Houghton   Hull F.C. 1
10   Scott Taylor   Hull F.C. 1
11   Ben Currie   Warrington Wolves 1
12   Mark Minichiello   Hull F.C. 1
13   Gareth Ellis   Hull F.C. 5

2017Edit

The 2017 Dream Team featured eight players making their first appearance. Six players selected from League Leaders Castleford Tigers.

Player Team Appearance
1   Zak Hardaker   Castleford Tigers 3
2   Greg Eden   Castleford Tigers 1
3   Michael Shenton   Castleford Tigers 3
4   Mark Percival   St. Helens 1
5   Mahe Fonua   Hull F.C. 2
6   Albert Kelly   Hull F.C. 1
7   Luke Gale   Castleford Tigers 3
8   Grant Millington   Castleford Tigers 1
9   Matt Parcell   Leeds Rhinos 1
10   Sebastine Ikahihifo   Huddersfield Giants 1
11   Ben Murdoch-Masila   Salford Red Devils 1
12   Mike McMeeken   Castleford Tigers 1
13   Sean O'Loughlin   Wigan Warriors 6

2018Edit

The 2018 Dream Team featured eight players making their first appearance. Seven players selected from League Leaders St Helens.

Player Team Appearance
1   Ben Barba   St. Helens 1
2   Thomas Makinson   St. Helens 2
3   Mark Percival   St. Helens 2
4   Bill Tupou   Wakefield Trinity 1
5   Tom Johnstone   Wakefield Trinity 1
6   Jonny Lomax   St. Helens 1
7   Danny Richardson   St. Helens 1
8   Luke Thompson   St. Helens 1
9   James Roby   St. Helens 6
10   Rémi Casty   Catalans Dragons 2
11   John Bateman   Wigan Warriors 1
12   Matty Ashurst   Wakefield Trinity 1
13   Sean O'Loughlin   Wigan Warriors 7

2019Edit

The 2019 Dream Team featured nine players making their first appearance. League Leaders and Champions St Helens had the most players for any one team with five

# Player Team Appearance
1   Lachlan Coote   St. Helens 1
2   Thomas Makinson   St. Helens 3
3   Kevin Naiqama   St. Helens 1
4   Konrad Hurrell   Leeds Rhinos 1
5   Ash Handley   Leeds Rhinos 1
6   Blake Austin   Warrington Wolves 1
7   Jackson Hastings   Salford Red Devils 1
8   Liam Watts   Castleford Tigers 1
9   Daryl Clark   Warrington Wolves 2
10   Luke Thompson   St. Helens 2
11   Josh Jones   Salford Red Devils 1
12   Liam Farrell   Wigan Warriors 2
13   Morgan Knowles   St. Helens 1

2020Edit

The 2020 season was shortened due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The team was selected based on the Man of Steel points totals. St Helens had the most players of any team with three as players from eight different clubs were chosen.

# Player Team Appearance
1   Bevan French   Wigan Warriors 1
2   Krisnan Inu   Salford Red Devils 1
3   Toby King   Warrington Wolves 1
4   Konrad Hurrell   Leeds Rhinos 2
5   Ash Handley   Leeds Rhinos 2
6   Jonny Lomax   St. Helens 2
7   Aidan Sezer   Huddersfield Giants 1
8   Mike Cooper   Warrington Wolves 1
9   Paul McShane   Castleford Tigers 1
10   Alex Walmsley   St. Helens 2
11   Kelepi Tanginoa   Wakefield Trinity 1
12   Liam Farrell   Wigan Warriors 3
13   Morgan Knowles   St. Helens 2

2021Edit

Second place St Helens and League Leaders Catalans Dragons dominate this years dream team with 5 and 4 selections respectively. Sam Tomkins returns after an 8 year absence, Hull K.R. have their first representative in a decade and Liam Farrell, Alex Walmsley and Johnny Lomax all retain their places from last year.

# Player Team Appearance
1   Sam Tomkins   Catalans Dragons 6
2   Ken Sio   Salford Red Devils 1
3   Jack Welsby   St. Helens 1
4   Mark Percival   St. Helens 3
5   Tom Davies   Catalans Dragons 1
6   Jonny Lomax   St. Helens 3
7   James Maloney   Catalans Dragons 1
8   Sam Kasiano   Catalans Dragons 1
9   Kruise Leeming   Leeds Rhinos 1
10   Alex Walmsley   St. Helens 3
11   Kane Linnett   Hull Kingston Rovers 1
12   Liam Farrell   Wigan Warriors 4
13   Morgan Knowles   St. Helens 3

Appearances by club and countryEdit

To date, 17 different clubs have seen players appear in the Dream Team.

Club Appearance
1   Wigan Warriors 75
2   St. Helens 70
3   Leeds Rhinos 55
4   Castleford Tigers 22
5   Warrington Wolves 21
  Bradford Bulls 19
7   Hull F.C. 18
8   Huddersfield Giants 12
9   Catalans Dragons 12
10   Wakefield Trinity Wildcats 9
11   Hull Kingston Rovers 7
12   Salford Red Devils 6
13   London Broncos 3
14   Sheffield Eagles 2
  Gateshead Thunder 2
16   Halifax 1
  Widnes Vikings 1

14 different countries have seen players appear in the Dream Team. Fiji are the latest country to see a player appear with Kevin Naiqama making the team in 2019 for St. Helens.

Country Appearance
1   England 211
2   Australia 60
3   Wales 15
4   New Zealand 13
5   Ireland 8
6   Tonga 8
7   Samoa 6
  Scotland 6
9   Papua New Guinea 4
10   France 2
  United States 2
11   Fiji 1
  Italy 1
  Cook Islands 1

Players who have made at least five appearancesEdit

Player Club(s) appeared for Appearances
1 Jamie Peacock   Bradford,   Leeds 11
2= Andrew Farrell   Wigan 7
2= Keiron Cunningham   St. Helens 7
2= Sean O'Loughlin   Wigan 7
5= James Roby   St. Helens 6
5= Sam Tomkins   Wigan,   Catalans 6
7= Gareth Ellis   Wakefield,   Leeds,   Hull F.C. 5
7= Jason Robinson   Wigan 5
7= Keith Senior   Leeds 5
7= Kris Radlinski   Wigan 5

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Tomkins in Super League dream team". Rugby Football League. 14 September 2009. Archived from the original on 30 August 2011. 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.
  6. ^ Rhinos dominate Dream Team
  7. ^ Six of the best for Hull FC

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