The NRL stars moving to Super League for the 2020 season
The 12 Super League teams have been already back in coaching as preparations for its 2020 effort get underway, with loads of off-season signings.
Unheralded gems and recognizable faces they hope will improve their chances for next year as ever, many clubs have cast their net further afield earning some big titles.
Here, we have a peek at those that are making the switch from Down Under and what they can bring about Super League this past year…
Signed from: Penrith Panthers.
Honours: 2x NRL Grand Final (2013, 2016),” 2x Condition of Entry (2018, 2019), 1x Four Nations (2016), 3 Australia caps.
The 33-year-old creates the change into Super League to get 2020 after a decade-long NRL livelihood for Cronulla Sharks, New Zealand Warriors, Sydney Roosters, Melbourne Storm and Penrith. Maloney could well light up the competition with the French in exactly the identical way and was a throughout his career New Zealand celebrity Stacey Jones did.
Signed from: Canberra Raiders.
Honours: 1 Turkey cap.
Sezer was clearly one of the driving forces since Canberra attained their original NRL Grand Final for a quarter of a century in 2019 and has joined the Giants. The 28-year-old, who made his professional debut for Gold Coast Titans and combined the Raiders at 2016, is highly-regarded as a nerveless goal-kicker and an on-field leader.
Honours: 1 cap for Samoa.
Linking up Sao versatility to the Hull bundle and will include a little metal. The 27-year-old’s hard-charging design is matched with his slick handling and offloading ability, so he should provide lots of go-forward on the attacking side too.
Signed from: Wests Tigers
Honours: 1x World Club Challenge (2013), 2x Challenge Cup (2016, 2017), 2x Super League Dream Team (2016, 2017), 6 Tonga caps.
It is a return to the KCOM Stadium for the three-quarter, who has been an essential portion of their 2016 and 2017 Challenge Cup triumphs and obtained cult hero status during his first bout with Hull. The last two years in the Tigers have been disrupted by injury, therefore Hull fans can replicate his previous screens for the club and will expect Fonua is over those issues.
Signed from: Parramatta Eels.
Position: Second row.
Honours: 6 New Zealand caps, 10 Tonga caps.
His nickname of the’Tongan Terminator’ shows about Ma’u’s type of play, with his hard tackling and hard working which makes him one of the players in the NRL. However, what shouldn’t be overlooked is that his footwork and ability to spot a gap in the defensive line to help make his team on the front in attack.
Signed from: Newcastle Knights.
Honours: 1x NRL Grand Final (2013), 2x Four Nations (2010, 2014), 21 New Zealand caps.
It isn’t simply the of Hull in which NRL stars will be making their presence felt, with Rovers pulling something off of a coup to make one of the stars of New Zealand soccer league of the decade. Capable of playing at either centre or on the wing, Kenny-Dowall and Tony Smith’s side will put in a harmful attacking dimension together.
Signed from: St George Illawarra Dragons.
Honours: 1x NRL Grand Final (2012), 1x World Club Challenge (2013), 3 Great Britain caps, 28 England caps.
Widdop has been a regular in the England group as 2010, but this past year will mark his first year playing in Super League since he climbed up in Australia and came back through the youth system at Melbourne Storm. A skilful stand-off who is with other people in the sport – can slot in at full-back if necessary, the player has goal-kicking abilities in his armoury.
Honours: 1x NRL Grand Final (2014), 1x World Club Challenge (2015), Dally M rookie of the year (2013), 15 England caps.
Another England routine who is playing next season after coming from the South Sydney childhood set-up. Much like his brother Tom and recently-retired elder sibling Sam, George is performer and a powerful, uncompromising forwards that will bring a existence that is huge .