Five NRL imports who will light up Super League in 2019

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.

While players like Blake Austin and Konrad Hurrell have arrived with big reputations and 100+ NRL appearances under their belts, Lolohea’s signing has gone relatively under the radar.

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.

SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA – SEPTEMBER 03: Tuimoala Lolohea of the Tigers makes a break during the round 26 NRL match between the Wests Tigers and the New Zealand Warriors at Leichhardt Oval on September 3, 2017 in Sydney, Australia. (Photo by Cameron Spencer/Getty Images)

6 COMMENTS

  1. Albert Kelly is over there doing fine, I would prefer tui over him.

    Hurrel will be one of the top try scorers over there this year. I take it you got for the warriors Jake? Well you have Kata and he is pretty much the same player as hurrel lol

  2. Can’t disagree with that, there’s still a clear gulf between the 2 comps. Some of the English lads have become stand outs in the NRL though, Josh Hodgson, James Graham and Sam Burgess in particular.

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