Farrell named in Dream Team

Wigan Warriors’ Liam Farrell has been named in the 2021 Super League Dream Team for the third season in a row.

The second rower has played 24 games in the Betfred Super League this year, scoring nine tries and creating five assists.

Farrell, who topped the charts for post contact metres (1408m) and was also second in both the metre maker (2956m) and ball carrier (396) charts, makes his fourth appearance, having previously been selected in 2015, 2019 and 2020.

This year’s team features players from six different teams and includes seven new faces, as well four players who retain their spot from 2020.

Man of Steel Panellist, four-time Dream Team player and former Warrior, Terry O’Connor, said: “I have had the pleasure of watching these extraordinary athletes perform to the highest levels, week-in-week-out this season and it is a tremendous reward to see them recognised with a place in this years Betfred Super League Dream Team.

“To see players from half of the teams in the competition I think shows the depth of talent currently on show in Super League, even more so when you consider some of the players who missed out on a spot in the Dream Team.

“A special mention must go to Liam Farrell and Morgan Knowles who have retained their positions for a third year running – a fantastic example of their talent and consistency.”

2021 Betfred Super League Dream Team

1. Sam Tomkins, Catalans Dragons

2. Tom Davies, Catalans Dragons

3. Jack Welsby, St Helens

4. Mark Percival, St Helens

5. Ken Sio, Salford Red Devils

6. Jonny Lomax, St Helens

7. James Maloney, Catalans Dragons

8. Alex Walmsley, St Helens

9. Kruise Leeming, Leeds Rhinos

10. Sam Kasiano, Catalans Dragons

11. Liam Farrell, Wigan Warriors

12. Kane Linnett, Hull KR

13. Morgan Knowles, St Helens