There’s just one week to go until Super League kicks off for 2019 and the excitement’s building as every club anticipates the new season. A new year brings new hope, and with it, new signings.
A whole host of NRL players have decided to head to England this year and it’s great to see a few younger players, with none of them approaching retirement just yet.
Here are the five NRL imports I’m most looking forward to seeing in Super League in 2019.
4. Tui Lolohea
Another of Leeds’ NRL recruits, Lolohea is my outside tip to be Man of Steel.
At just 24, he has a number of years ahead of him, and despite the fact his spell with the Tigers wasn’t a big success I was often impressed with his displays in a Warriors jersey. He’s also young enough to spend a year or two with the Rhinos before earning a move back to the NRL if he impresses.
He’s been given the number six shirt by Leeds, which is a show of faith in him by new coach David Furner and if he stays fit and plays regularly, I think he’ll be in for a big year.