McShane named in Dream Team
Posted: Sunday 22nd November 2020 - 12:00 PM
Castleford Tigers' Paul McShane is named in Super League's Dream Team for the first time.
The Steve Prescott MBE Man of Steel nominee is joined by fellow Dream Team debutants: Bevan French, Krisnan Inu, Toby King, Mike Cooper, Kelepi Tanginoa and Aidan Sezer.
Players from eight teams comprise this year’s 13-man selection with St Helens' Morgan Knowles, Leeds Rhinos’ Ash Handley and Konrad Hurrell backing up their 2019 selections.
Warriors loose forward Liam Farrell makes his third Dream Team appearance and Saints pair Alex Walmsley and Jonny Lomax make their second appearances.
Steve Prescott MBE Man of Steel panellist Jason Robinson said: “It is a credit to the players and the competition that so many different Super League teams are represented in this year’s Dream Team.
“A good barometer is to sometimes look at the strength of the list of players who have missed out, and there are some wonderful talents that are just outside this top 13.
“I have really enjoyed the emergence of some of the young players in the game who have adapted to first team life so well and there are others who are slightly older who really made their mark in Super League - I think Ash Handley and Toby King are good examples of that.
“There are also a number of players who have defended their Dream Team position since last year, proving impeccable consistency in their playing abilities.
“There were so many good performances throughout the season - but if I had to choose one player from the games I have judged I would say Liam Farrell has been a stand out player for Wigan Warriors all season.
“In both attack and defence, he has been Mr Dependable, with a consistently strong work ethic as is shown through his stats, particularly tackles and carries.”
Dream Team 2020
Bevan French – Full Back (Wigan Warriors)
Krisnan Inu – Winger (Salford Red Devils)
Ash Handley – Winger (Leeds Rhinos)
Toby King – Centre (Warrington Wolves)
Konrad Hurrell – Centre (Leeds Rhinos)
Alex Walmsley – Prop (St Helens)
Mike Cooper – Prop (Warrington Wolves)
Aidan Sezer – Half Back (Huddersfield Giants)
Jonny Lomax – Half Back (St Helens)
Paul McShane – Hooker (Castleford Tigers)
Liam Farrell – Second Row (Wigan Warriors)
Kelepi Tanginoa – Second Row (Wakefield Trinity)
Morgan Knowles – Loose Forward (St Helens)
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