Readers’ poll: The best players, coaches and teams of 2013

Joe Whitley
By Joe Whitley January 9, 2014 14:52 Updated

Readers’ poll: The best players, coaches and teams of 2013

SUPER LEAGUE

Player of the year
Danny Brough 52.5%
Sam Tomkins 19%
Jamie Peacock 15%
Stefan Ratchford 7.5%
Danny Kirmond 6%

Young Player of the year
Liam Sutcliffe 22%
Adam Swift 21%
Ben Currie 21%
Jamie Shaul 20%
Theo Fages 16%

Mature Player of the year
Jamie Peacock 50.5%
Mickey Higham 31.5%
Francis Meli 8%
Jon Clarke 5%
Ali Lauititi 5%

Best newcomer in 2013
Alex Walmsley 39%
Justin Carney 21%
Jamie Soward 17%
Corey Paterson 12.5%
Ukuma Ta-ai 10.5%

Alex Walmsley won Newcomer of the Year. ©RLphotos

Alex Walmsley won Newcomer of the Year. ©RLphotos

Players who will be most missed in SL in 2014
Sam Tomkins 45.5%
Pat Richards 16%
Steve Menzies 15%
Michael Dobson 14.5%
Brett Hodgson 9%

Best Super League signing for 2014
Matty Russell 29.5%
Rangi Chase 26%
Matt Bowen 21%
Kyle Amor 18%
Brett Seymour 5.5%

Coach of the Year
Shaun Wane 44%
Paul Anderson 37%
Tony Smith 9%
Brian McDermott 7%
Francis Cummins 3%

Shaun Wane won coach of the year. ©RLphotos

Shaun Wane won coach of the year. ©RLphotos

Club captain of the Year
Sean O’Loughlin 28%
Danny Brough 25%
Kevin Sinfield 22%
Danny Kirmond 14%
Adrian Morley 11%

SUPER LEAGUE TEAM OF THE SEASON

Fullback
Sam Tomkins 53%
Morgan Escare 16%
Jonny Lomax 13%
Scott Grix 10%
Rhys Hanbury 8%

Wingers
Josh Charnley 64.5%
Tom Lineham 12.5%
Justin Carney 10%
Ben Cockayne 7%
Kieran Dixon 6%

Centres
Leroy Cudjoe 28%
Stefan Ratchford 25%
Joel Moon 22.5%
Ben Crooks 21.5%
Dean Collis 3%

Stand-off
Danny Brough 65%
Blake Green 13%
Jarrod Sammut 9.5%
Rangi Chase 8%
Tim Smith 4.5%

Danny Brough won both player and stand-off of the year. ©RLphotos

Danny Brough won both player and stand-off of the year. ©RLphotos

Scrum-half
Matty Smith 47%
Michael Dobson 20%
Richie Myler 17%
Theo Fages 10%
Joe Mellor 6%

Props
Jamie Peacock 49%
Eorl Crabtree 31%
Alex Walmsley 13%
Phil Joseph 3.5%
Mickey Paea 3.5%

Hooker
Mickey Higham 35.5%
Shaun Lunt 25%
Rob Burrow 21.5%
Danny Houghton 12%
Ian Henderson 6%

Back Row
Danny Kirmond 39%
Liam Farrell 29.5%
Jon Wilkin 13%
Willie Manu 12.5%
Cory Paterson 6%

Club of the Year
Wigan Warriors 52%
Huddersfield Giants 19%
Sheffield Eagles 12%
North Wales Crusaders 11%
Hemel Stags 6%

CHAMPIONSHIP

Player of the year
Menzie Yere 24.5%
Mitchell Stringer 23%
Stuart Littler 21%
Paul Cooke 20.5%
James Lockwood 11%

Coach of the year
Mark Aston 46%
John Kear 21%
Daryl Powell 14%
Paul Rowley 11%
Tony Miller 8%

CHAMPIONSHIP ONE

Player of the year
Jono Smith 30.5%
Carl Forster 28%
Jon Ford 16%
Tyla Hepi 15%
Dylee Skee 10.5%

Coach of the year
Clive Griffiths 43%
Ian Talbot 23%
Scott Naylor 14%
Joe Mbu 12%
Troy Perkins 8%

WORLD CUP

Best match
England v New Zealand 83.5%
New Zealand v Samoa 7.5%
Fiji v Ireland 3.5%
Scotland v Tonga 3%
Cook Islands v USA 2.5%

England's heroic clash with New Zealand won match of the tournament at the World Cup. ©RLphotos

England’s heroic clash with New Zealand won match of the tournament at the World Cup. ©RLphotos

Best Player
Johnathan Thurston 37.5%
Sam Burgess 35.5%
Cameron Smith 8.5%
Sonny Bill Williams 6.5%
Cooper Cronk 6%
Danny Brough 6%

Most exciting player
Sam Burgess 56.5%
Roger Tuivasa Sheck 22.5%
Mose Masoe 11%
Anthony Milford 6%
Morgan Escare 4%


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Joe Whitley
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