4 – George Williams
Next up is former England International George Williams.
Wigan may have had a quitter year, following their World Club Challenge triumph, but Williams performed strongly once again.
His devastating side-step and kicking game kept Wigan competitive throughout the season.
He topped Wigan’s statistics with tackle busts (79), try assists (29) and offloads (59), Williams kept his top form and was easily Wigan’s most dangerous attacking player last year.
Even scoring 11 tries for good measure, he will be another to watch out for next season, and should Wigan return as stronger, then who knows, perhaps a rise in the rankings, we’ll wait and see.
3 – Ben Roberts
In third place is the ever-improving Ben Roberts of the Castleford Tigers.
Roberts has been impressive ever since linking up with the Tigers back in 2015, but last season really saw him at his best.
Coming in for the controversial Rangi Chase as their full-time stand-off, Roberts was dangerous throughout, especially having Luke Gale beside him.
His main strengths are his devastating side-stepping skills, speed and even a delicate kicking game.
This was another factor that made Castleford the force that they were as he and they should return as fierce opposition once again.