French and Farrell named in Dream Team

Wigan Warriors stars Bevan French and Liam Farrell have both been named in the 2020 Betfred Super League Dream Team.

Seven players appear for the first time in the Dream Team, including magician French, who is top of the season statistics for tackle busts and clean breaks, and second for tries scored.

Second row Farrell makes his third Dream Team appearance after an impressive campaign. Farrell made the second highest number of clean breaks and carries in the competition; he was also third for tackles and metres gained, and fourth for clean breaks and tackle busts.

Bevan French and Liam Farrell are the two Wigan players named in the 2020 Betfred Super League Dream Team.

Salford Red Devils winger Krisnan Inu and the Warrington Wolves pair of centre Toby King, who finished the season top of the offloads charts, and prop Mike Cooper, all make their first appearances in the Dream Team.

Steve Prescott MBE Man of Steel nominees Aidan Sezer and Paul McShane are also in for the first time, as is Wakefield Trinity second row Kelepi Tanginoa. 

Players from eight teams comprise this year’s 13.

Saints’ Morgan Knowles, Leeds Rhinos’ Ash Handley and club teammate Konrad Hurrell all backed up their 2019 selections with fine seasons. Handley finished 2020 as top try scorer and top metre-maker.

Saints prop Alex Walmsley makes his second appearance in Dream Team; his first was in 2015. 

Walmsley’s half back teammate Jonny Lomax, who first appeared in 2018 before narrowly missing out last year to Blake Austin and Jackson Hastings, returns to the team in 2020.

Steve Prescott MBE Man of Steel panellist, Jason Robinson, said: “It is a credit to the players and the competition that so many different Super League teams are represented in this year’s Dream Team. 

“A good barometer is to sometimes look at the strength of the list of players who have missed out, and there are some wonderful talents that are just outside this top 13. 

“I have really enjoyed the emergence of some of the young players in the game who have adapted to first team life so well and there are others who are slightly older who really made their mark in Super League – I think Ash Handley and Toby King are good examples of that. 

“There are also a number of players who have defended their Dream Team position since last year, proving impeccable consistency in their playing abilities.

“There were so many good performances throughout the season – but if I had to choose one player from the games I have judged I would say Liam Farrell has been a stand out player for Wigan Warriors all season. 

“In both attack and defence he has been Mr Dependable, with a consistently strong work ethic as is shown through his stats, particularly tackles and carries.”

2020 Betfred Super League Dream Team.

Dream Team 2020

Bevan French – Full Back (Wigan Warriors)

Krisnan Inu – Winger (Salford Red Devils)

Ash Handley – Winger (Leeds Rhinos)

Toby King – Centre (Warrington Wolves)

Konrad Hurrell – Centre (Leeds Rhinos)

Alex Walmsley – Prop (St Helens)

Mike Cooper – Prop (Warrington Wolves)

Aidan Sezer – Half Back (Huddersfield Giants)

Jonny Lomax – Half Back (St Helens)

Paul McShane – Hooker (Castleford Tigers)

Liam Farrell – Second Row (Wigan Warriors)

Kelepi Tanginoa – Second Row (Wakefield Trinity)

Morgan Knowles – Loose Forward (St Helens)

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