Super League: The League to Watch

01 Feb 20, 3:54PM 0 Comments

Written by Oliver Kellner-Dunk

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Super League is making a strong case in 2020 that it is the top Rugby League competition fans want to be watching.

The stars literally seem to have aligned for the league this season, with a plethora of incoming International Rugby League stars, mixed with a solid group of local talent and multiple other factors proving that the Super League is worth investing your time over any other professional Rugby League competition.

First of all, there are two names in particular who have not played professional Rugby League for the better part of the past decade who will be in action in the 2020 Super League season.

These names of course being former Australian Kangaroo and Wallaby Israel Folau who has signed with the Catalans Dragons and New Zealand Kiwi and All Black Sonny Bill Williams who has signed for the Toronto Wolfpack.

Fans have been yearning for the return of both players for many a year now and now they can see their favourite dual Internationals back playing Rugby League in the Super League.

Speaking of signings, Folau and Williams are not the only two ex-NRL stars who have made the move over to England, with two-time NRL premiership-winning five-eighth signing with the Catalans Dragons, English Internationals Gareth Widdop and George Burgess signing with the Warrington Wolves and Wigan Warriors, and Tongan International Manu Ma’u signing for Hull F.C amongst others.

It isn’t just the incoming talent you need to be excited about though, with a multitude of proven Super League stars gearing up for another campaign in 2020.

The likes of Alex Walmsley, Luke Thompson and Regan Grace of St.Helens garnering overseas interest after the three were crucial in the Saints’ 2019 Super League-winning campaign with be returning in 2020.

Reigning Super League Man of Steel Jackson Hastings has made the switch from the Salford Red Devils to competition giants the Wigan Warriors, was he a one-season wonder or is he the real deal?

We also have the Super League introduction of arguably Rugby League’s most unique and interesting team the Toronto Wolfpack, who not only boast multiple big names including Sonny Bill Williams and Ricky Leutele but boast a unique Canadian fanbase and are sure to sell out or come close to selling out the majority of their games in 2020.

There is one constant that has always been a part of the Super League and will not be active fan support.

Congregating as a group in the stands, singing, dancing and chanting, the Super League fans create an original atmosphere that you will not find in any other Rugby League competition in the world.

You will be able to see all this and more in the 2020 Super League season.

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