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#1 7723

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Posted 09 September 2013 - 01:10 PM

The 2013 Super League Dream Team is as follows:

Full-back: Sam TOMKINS (Wigan Warriors)
Dream Team appearances: 5 (2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013)

Wing: Josh CHARNLEY (Wigan Warriors)

Dream Team appearances: 2 (2012, 2013)

Centre: Leroy CUDJOE (Huddersfield Giants)
Dream Team appearances: 1 (2013)

Centre: Ben CROOKS (Hull FC)
Dream Team appearances: 1 (2013)

Wing: Tom LINEHAM (Hull FC)
Dream Team appearances: 1 (2013)

Stand-off: Danny BROUGH (Huddersfield Giants)
Dream Team appearances: 1 (2013)

Scrum-half: Matty SMITH (Wigan Warriors)
Dream Team appearances: 1 (2013)

Prop: Jamie PEACOCK (Leeds Rhinos)
Dream Team appearances: 9 (2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2005, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2013)

Hooker: Shaun LUNT (Huddersfield Giants)
Dream Team appearances: 1 (2013)

Prop: Eorl CRABTREE (Huddersfield Giants)
Dream Team appearances: 1 (2013)

Second row: Brett FERRES (Huddersfield Giants)
Dream Team appearances: 1 (2013)

Second row: Danny KIRMOND (Wakefield Trinity Wildcats)
Dream Team appearances: 1 (2013)

Loose forward: Sean O’LOUGHLIN (Wigan Warriors). 
Dream Team appearances: 4 (2010, 2011, 2012, 2013)



#2 terrywebbisgod

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Posted 09 September 2013 - 01:11 PM

Seems about right.


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#3 nathanwood7

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Posted 09 September 2013 - 01:16 PM

The first ever all-British dream team?

 

A bit of extra motivation for the Warrington players this weekend?



#4 hindle xiii

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Posted 09 September 2013 - 01:19 PM

Hmm. Probably about what I expected too.

 

But by my crude (Dream Team*) reckoning O'Loughlin has missed 12 games. Tomkins and Crooks have missed a large handful too, not that they haven't been great.

 

Good spot by NathanWood7 too. That's fantastic.

 

(* the IRFL Dream Team I made pre-season which includes Tomkins and O'Loughlin)


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#5 7723

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Posted 09 September 2013 - 01:22 PM

It is the first all British. Come a long way from 2001 when there were only 6 British players.



#6 The Big Gun

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Posted 09 September 2013 - 01:31 PM

That's pretty much exactly what I would have picked, so no arguments from me.



#7 hindle xiii

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Posted 09 September 2013 - 02:00 PM

Even though the photo on the SuperLeague website was done on a vintage Nokia the shirt looks a bit rubbish.


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Posted 09 September 2013 - 02:01 PM

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The depth of talent available to England in a Rugby League World Cup year is reflected in the 2013 Super League Dream Team which for the first time in its history comprises 13 English players.

The 2013 Dream Team features 12 Englishmen plus Danny Brough, the Dewsbury-born Huddersfield Giants stand-off who captained Scotland in the 2008 World Cup and who is set to lead the Bravehearts in Rugby League World Cup 2013.

The prevalence of English talent is a testimony to the significant investment in player development by the Super League clubs over the last decade, as well as the success of initiatives such as club-trained and federation-trained rules. The absence of any overseas players comes 12 years after the 2001 Dream Team included just four England players.

This year’s star-studded line-up features nine Dream Team debutants as well as reigning Super League Man of Steel Sam Tomkins and former England captain Jamie Peacock, who has had an outstanding year with defending champions Leeds Rhinos.

Peacock, 35, last appeared in the Dream Team in 2009 and has now made a record nine appearances in the team of the year.

The youngest player selected is Ben Crooks, the 20-year-old Hull FC centre who was just seven years of age when Peacock made his Dream Team bow in 2000. Crooks’s dynamic and productive club partnership with Tom Lineham also sees the 21-year-old named on the wing.

Huddersfield Giants, who ended the regular season on top of the table for the first time in 81 years, have most representatives in the Dream Team with five – centre Leroy Cudjoe, stand-off Brough, prop Eorl Crabtree, hooker Shaun Lunt and second row Brett Ferres.

Tetley’s Challenge Cup holders Wigan Warriors have four players in the Dream Team – full-back Sam Tomkins, winger Josh Charnley, scrum-half Matty Smith and loose forward Sean O’Loughlin.

The only player named in the Dream Team who is not involved in the Super League play-offs that kick off this weekend is second row Danny Kirmond, who has been the stand-out performer for Wakefield Trinity Wildcats in 2013.

The Super League Dream Team is selected by a panel of the sport’s broadcasters and journalists in a secret ballot and represents the form team of the Super League season.

In 2001, the Super League Dream Team’s four England players were Kris Radlinski, Paul Sculthorpe, Jamie Peacock and Andy Farrell. A seven-strong overseas contingent was augmented by Wales hooker Keiron Cunningham and Ireland prop Terry O’Connor.


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#9 MrPosh

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Posted 09 September 2013 - 02:18 PM

A few I generally disagree with but a great team nonetheless.

All of those players deserve their accolade, but there are a couple (Houghton, Escare) that may feel they had a good chance of getting in.
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#10 gingerjon

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Posted 09 September 2013 - 02:38 PM

 the shirt looks a bit rubbish.

 

Nonsense.

 

It's good for rugby league to promote alternative lifestyles.


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#11 hindle xiii

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Posted 09 September 2013 - 02:49 PM

Nonsense.

 

It's good for rugby league to promote alternative lifestyles.

I thought that too, but saw nothing skim reading the bumf about it being associated.


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#12 Dave T

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Posted 09 September 2013 - 03:35 PM

I do find it slightly strange that Wire don't have a single player in there. We have won as many games as Huddersfield this year, and have beaten Hudds on all three occasions we have played them.

 

There does appear to be a very strange Yorkshire bias in the selections.



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Posted 09 September 2013 - 03:36 PM

It is odd that Wire aren't represented
Maybe they have the 2nd best players in all positions ;)

#14 gingerjon

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Posted 09 September 2013 - 03:40 PM

It is odd that Wire aren't represented
Maybe they have the 2nd best players in all positions ;)

 

The best teams don't always have the best individuals.

 

And sometimes in a strong team it's harder for individual talent to stand out.

 

But probably best blame it on a "very strange Yorkshire bias".


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#15 Dave T

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Posted 09 September 2013 - 03:47 PM

The best teams don't always have the best individuals.

 

And sometimes in a strong team it's harder for individual talent to stand out.

 

But probably best blame it on a "very strange Yorkshire bias".

There is a vocal few that suggest Wire must be over the salary cap, paying using brown envelopes because of all the superstars in our team. That team of superstars then win as many games as Huddersfield yet get nowhere near this team. Something doesn't add up.

 

FWIW, as well as a Yorkshire bias, I do think that the all England team is a little political.

 

Which journos vote in this, and do they watch all the games?

 

Do Catalan get a fair crack at this?



#16 gingerjon

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Posted 09 September 2013 - 03:48 PM

Something doesn't add up.

 

This goes all the way to City Hall.


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#17 Dave T

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Posted 09 September 2013 - 03:51 PM

This goes all the way to City Hall.

indeed. or perhaps we just have a solid team of workhorses with no shortage of skill. 

 

I assume this will put to bed any claims of us stacking our squad with world class players?



#18 7723

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Posted 09 September 2013 - 03:52 PM

I would say Micky Higham is very unlucky to not get in the team. He is the stand out Warrington player for me.



#19 MrPosh

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Posted 09 September 2013 - 03:56 PM

Does all this Lancashire/Yorkshire thing really still exist in the 21st century? Not a rivalry, as such, but a belief that something such as this might really be affected. I'm not sure if Dave, a usually sensible poster, is joking or not.

It just strikes me as really backwards.
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#20 gingerjon

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Posted 09 September 2013 - 03:57 PM

Does all this Lancashire/Yorkshire thing really still exist in the 21st century? Not a rivalry, as such, but a belief that something such as this might really be affected. I'm not sure if Dave, a usually sensible poster, is joking or not.

It just strikes me as really backwards.

 

It's a combined Lancs/Yorks bias against Cheshire.


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