The 2016 season is just a matter of weeks away – and expect more young talents to step forward and establish themselves as mainstream talents over the next 12 months.
The likes of Andre Savelio, Brad Singleton and George Williams to name but three all enjoyed superb seasons in 2015, making the leap from fringe player to established Super League star.
So we’ve been asking you for the youngsters you’re tipping to have a big 2016. It could be someone who briefly caught your eye in 2015, or an unknown talent that will make big strides forward in the coming season. Here’s your responses – if you want to throw one into the hat, be sure to tweet us @LeagueExpress or @RLWorld!
We start with Ellie Sharp, who’s tipping a Wakefield youngster that caught the eye last year to have an even bigger year in 2016:
— Ellie Sharp (@elliesname) December 31, 2015
Then there’s Ken Longworth, who fancies Salford’s new number one to be a star of the next 12 months:
@leagueexpress definitely Nial Evalds SALFORD Reds.
— ken longworth (@LongworthKen) December 31, 2015
Leigh’s Ryan Brierley certainly caught the eye in 2015, but Linda thinks he and Leigh will go one better next season:
@leagueexpress think @RyanBrierley will prove to everyone this season what a star he is and will go onto SL with @LeighCenturions
— Linda B (@blumsum_linda) December 31, 2015
Neil thinks St Helens will produce another youngster that everyone will be talking about in 12 months time:
@rlworld Regan Grace at St Helens
— Neil Connolly (@neilc5017) December 31, 2015
Into the Championship, and Brew has one to watch for us all in the second tier:
@rlworld from what im told Gavin Bennion is one to watch for the championship next term
— Brew (@13rew) December 31, 2015