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14th February 2017, 17:30 | dreamteam

Betfred Super League Dream Team: Top 5 players in round 1

Betfred Super League Dream Team: Top 5 players in round 1

We take a look at the five highest scoring players in round 1 of the Betfred Super League

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=4. Hep Cahill – Widnes Vikings

83 points

Cahill was a positive in the Vikings’ loss to Huddersfield in round one.

Cahill made 127 metres from 18 carries and 51 tackles, more than any other Vikings player.

Being so involved in the Vikings’ run game and having a solid defensive base, Cahill looks like he will be one of the top options at Loose Forward again this season.

=4. Matt Parcell – Leeds Rhinos

83 points

Parcell started his Super League career in solid fashion being involved all over the pitch for the Rhinos.

With 35 tackles and 94 metres the hooker looks dangerous, especially when carrying the ball direct from dummy half.

Parcell made four offloads in the defeat to Saints, the joint highest of any player in round one and matched only by Anthony Gelling. Offloads are a key part of Dream Team and the Rhinos are notoriously good at keeping the ball alive.

A positive start for the hooker and lots of promise shown for his Dream Team owners.

Cudjoe goes over for his try

Cahill racked up 127 metres for Widnes

 

3. Leroy Cudjoe – Huddersfield Giants

87 points

Cudjoe was dangerous against Widnes and was a key part of their impressive back line in round one.

The centre was one of the top five Dream Team players in 2016 and looks like he could be up at the top again this year.

Leroy made 78 metres, 36 tackles and three tackle busts against the Vikings.

Cudjoe added to his solid stats by scoring one try of his own and assisting two in the victory.

2. Jon Wilkin – St Helens

88 points

Saints opened the Betfred Super League with a 6-4 victory over Leeds Rhinos on Thursday night.

Wilkin made 60 tackles for Saints, more than any other player in round one.

The second-rower has the added responsibility of being part of Saints’ kicking game which earned him eight points.

To top off a fine Dream Team performance, Jon assisted Theo Fages for St Helens’ only try of the game.

When a second row is so involved in attack as well as making a high number of tackles, there is limited downside in Dream Team.

Houghton was the top points scorer in Dream Team round 1

Wilkin made more tackles than any other player

 

1. Danny Houghton – Hull FC

94 points

In a tough battle away at Wakefield, FC grinded out a 12-8 victory to start their campaign.

The Man of Steel continued with his impressive work rate in 2017 and started Dream Team the way he finished last year.

Houghton made 52 tackles, with 11 of those being from the marker position.

The hooker made seven runs from dummy half and totalled 96 metres on attack.

When you combine this with the seven tackle busts made by Danny, it was a profitable week for the number nine’s Dream Team owners.