22nd January 2018, 14:30 | dreamteam
As Betfred Super League Dream Team 2018 launched today, we take a look at the five best players from last season’s competition.
Hinchcliffe is the first of two Giants players in the top five of 2017.
The forward made 1021 tackles last season, third in the whole of Betfred Super League, bettered only by Jon Wilkin and Danny Houghton.
Ryan also made 1,847 metres, 47 tackle busts and pitched in with six tries.
The Australian made 30 appearances last year. Hinchliffe’s durability is a real asset to any Dream Team, and he was just one of seven players to feature in 30 games.
Ikahihifo was a stud to fasntasy Dream Team owners in 2017, and at a price of £100k he was a massive steal.
The prop was voted to the Betfred Super League Dream Team for the first time and was Huddersfield’s only representative.
Sebastine made 2795 metres and 724 tackles for the Giants. Despite not registering a try, the forward made 165 tackle busts and 73 offloads.
Ikahihifo made 28 appearances last year and averaged 64.3 points per game.
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Roby is possibly the most consistent player in Dream Team and proved again why he is so reliable.
The England international averaged 77.96 points per game in 2017, the most in the competition. The reason Roby sits at number three on this list is because he missed five games last season.
Roby made 100 tackles, the fifth most in Betfred Super League. Roby backed this up with 2186 metres and 40 tackle busts.
The hooker was also dangerous near the try line, earning 11 assists and scoring seven tries in his 25 appearances.
Parcell was one of two players to top 2000 points last year and proved himself as one of the most influential players in Betfred Super League.
The Australian flew out of the gates in his debut season and was voted to the Betfred Super League Dream Team.
Parcell made 1018 tackles and 1778 metres. The hooker was also Leeds Rhinos’ top try scorer in the 2017 season and made the second most assists for the Grand Final winners.
The hooker made 29 appearances and averaged 69.8 points per game.
The fantasy Betfred Super League Dream Team king in 2017, Cuthbertson scored 200 more points than his closest challenger.
Prop Cuthbertson made 3446 metres, the third most in Betfred Super League. Adam also made 890 tackles and scored 13 tries.
The Australian’s most impressive stat was his staggering 121 offloads, the most in Super League and 48 more than second placed Ikahihifo.
Cuthbertson averaged 76.7 points per game and made 29 appearances.
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