There’s been an influx of Englishmen to the NRL in recent years and 2019 is no exception. Raiders fans can look forward to seeing
John Bateman and Ryan Sutton running out for the Green Machine, while Roosters fans will get to see Ryan Hall in the NRL at long last.
Super League exports have been welcome additions such as Josh Hodgson and Elliot Whitehead, while other players you’ve probably forgotten about, like Jordan Turner and Greg Eden.
Sadly they can’t all be the next
Sam Burgess or James Graham, but here are five current Super League stars who could shine in the NRL if they decide to head Down Under. 1. Luke Thompson
Still just 23 years-old and with over 100 appearances to his name, Thompson debuted for St Helens way back in 2013 and was part of the Grand Final winning team a year later.
He’s continued to improve year on year since then, and his outstanding 2018 season culminated in an England call-up for the test series with
New Zealand and a place in the Super League Dream Team.
Able to play anywhere in the forwards, his best position in my opinion is at Prop and his fearless ball carrying reminds me of a young
SALFORD, ENGLAND – APRIL 26:
of St Helens looks to offload during the Betfred
Salford Red Devils
and St Helens at AJ Bell Stadium on April 26, 2018 in Salford, England. (Photo by Gareth Copley/Getty Images)