25 Nov 2019

Contenders for the 2020 Top Try-Scorers

Five of my favourite contenders to be the top try-scorer at the end of 2020, including Betfred's current odds. 

Ratu Naulago (28/1) 

Ratu ‘The Flying Fijian’ Naulago quickly made a name for himself in 2019, after joining Hull FC from the Army, he impressed Lee Radford whilst on trial at the club to earn himself a contract with the Black and Whites. Last season, Naulago was one of Super League’s box office players through his pace, power, and some memorable length of the pitch tries. He'll face stiff competition to play on the wing though; Bureta Faraimo, Carlos Tuimavave, Matty Dawson-Jones, Adam Swift, and Mahe Fonua can all play on the wing, but if he starts he's my pick to be Super League's 2020 top try-scorer. 

Bevan French (22/1)

Bevan French only made five appearances for Wigan Warriors since his signing from Parramatta Eels, he scored four tries and had the Cherry and White fans on the edge of their seats. In 2020, he’ll be competing with Joe Burgess, Liam Marshall and Dom Manfredi for a place on the wings, however, he has the ability to play in the halves for Adrian Lam’s side.  

Tommy Makinson (8/1)

Can the 2019 Super League top try-scorer hold on to his crown in 2020? Tommy Makinson scored 23 tries to win the award, he’s joint favourite with Warrington Wolves’ Josh Charnley. He’ll be playing under a new coach after the departure of Justin Holbrook, he was replaced by Tonga coach, Kristian Woolf and it will be interesting to see if Woolf changes Saints’ approach. He’s arguably got Super League’s best two wingers on his side with Makinson and also Regan Grace, he's 20/1 to be the top try-scorer. 

Josh Charnley (8/1)

Charnley has already claimed Super League’s top try-scorer award back in 2012 and 2013 at Wigan Warriors before he switched codes to play for Sale Sharks. He returned to League and signed for Warrington in 2018 and won the Challenge Cup in 2019. 

Sosaia Feki (16/1)

Sosaia Feki could be one the wingers to benefit from Castleford Tigers’ expansive style of play. Feki has spent all of his professional career playing for Cronulla Sharks in the NRL and the 28-year-old was part of the Cronulla side that won the Premiership in 2016. 

David Fifita predicts Tom Johnstone and I'm not going to mess with the big man, so the sixth player is 'Air Johnstone'. 

By Warren Holmes

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