With the new Super League season now just hours away, we’re using the final days ahead of the big kick-off to look at the elite competitors in some unique categories.
We’ll be taking a look at who we think are the best goal kickers, the quickest players and much more – but here, we’re taking a look at the best finishers in the competition.
Super League is blessed with incredible wingers who score the most acrobatic of tries – as 2015 proved. But who are the top five? It was tough to leave some big names out, but here’s who we think.
Denny Solomona (Castleford)
The Kiwi winger made a real name for himself at 2015, becoming a sensation at the Tigers and scoring some incredible tries along the way. He has plenty of competition at the club in 2016 with some big names around him like Joel Monaghan – but expect Solomona to keep on producing and keep on scoring sensational finishes.
Kevin Penny (Warrington)
Penny made the headlines in the Challenge Cup last year when he scored an astonishing acrobatic try against Leigh Centurions – and he is one of the most sensational finishers in the competition. He has become a better player in recent years without question, but he still retains the athletic, spectacular ability that allows him to score such tries.
Ryan Hall (Leeds)
Unlike the two men already mentioned with him on this list, Hall is one of Super League’s best finishers for a completely different reason – brute force and superhuman strength. He has been amongst the elite wingers in the competition for years now, and he will only get better you feel in 2016 as Leeds’ settled backline continues to improve.
Tommy Makinson (St Helens)
Going back two years, it almost feels like Makinson was the original flying finisher in Super League. 2014 was his breakthrough year in the competition, and Makinson scored some quite incredible tries from the most acute of angles on so many occasions as the Saints won the Grand Final. 2015 was injury-hit, but if he’s fully fit this year, he’ll be back to his best.
Dom Manfredi (Wigan)
The Wigan winger is set for another big season after breaking into the Warriors first team with some style last year. He managed to nudge Josh Charnley out of the side, becoming a regular as Wigan made Old Trafford again, falling narrowly short to Leeds.