Brough and Ellis the worst Super League halfback pairing, says Schofield

Garry Schofield has never been one to keep his opinions to himself, and he was back to his scathing best this week.

Writing in the new League Express, Schofield was tasked with ranking every Super League club’s halfback pairing from best to worst.

While the Rugby League Hall of Famer was complimentary on the whole, not everyone avoided his wrath.

Right at the bottom of the list were Huddersfield’s Danny Brough and Jamie Ellis, with Schofield describing them as ‘crabs’.

Schofield said: “Ellis does nothing for me and it’s all left to Brough, who’s had a poor season. Ellis is too slow, he can’t organise and he has no vision. The pair of them are like crabs, going across the field. We know what Broughy can do but he’s had an unhappy year and he’s coming to the end of his career. Whatever the reasons for his poor season, it’s no surprise to see where the Giants are.”

The pair played in last week’s Challenge Cup defeat to Wakefield, with survival the key target for the Giants now with their place in the Qualifiers all but secure and the club’s hopes of a Wembley date gone.

Huddersfield head into Thursday’s fixture with Hull FC joint bottom of Super League, above Leeds on points difference.

To see the full ranking list, plus Schofield’s thoughts on every halfback pairing, buy the new League Express, in stores now or available online by clicking here.