18 Sep 2019

Top Five Centres

Who have been the top five centre's in Super League this year?

The top five centres poll see's two of the League Leaders' Shield winners represented, a former Young Player of the Year, a Tongan powerhouse and a Hull FC star. 

5. Mark Percival

Percival averages over 100 metres this year, largely down to the amount of tackle busts he makes, averaging over six a game. The St Helens and England centre has been directly involved in 18 tries, having played 21 games. 

4. Konrad Hurrell

The Tongan powerhouse signed for Leeds Rhinos in pre-season, he has quickly become a fan's favourite. Hurrell has scored 14 tries and assisted seven, making 2925 metres on the way to helping Leeds avoid relegation. One of Hurrell's highlights this season were his four tries against Hull KR in April. 

3. Josh Griffin

Hull FC's centre won their try of the season for a team effort against Catalans Dragons, he scored 12 tries throughout the season and averaged 116 metres a game. 

2. Oliver Gildart

Oliver Gildart has featured in every single Wigan Warriors' 2019 Super League games, he's been directly involved in 22 tries, assisting 11 and scoring 11. Wigan's left edge have been their most threatening all season and it's partly down to Gildart who also made 3375 metres.

1. Kevin Naiqama

The St Helens centre has scored more tries than any of the other four on this list, he's scored 17 for Saints and he's also assisted six. This season, the centre scored a try on his Saints debut against Wigan at the Totally Wicked Stadium.

By Warren Holmes