Super League 2024: Standings, Top Performers, and Emerging Trends

Rugby League Results: Emerging Trends and Top Performers in the Super League

As the 2024 Super League season reaches its midpoint, a clearer picture is beginning to emerge in the league standings. St Helens and Wigan Warriors lead the pack with 20 points each, closely followed by Hull KR and Warrington Wolves on 18 points. Catalans Dragons and Salford Red Devils make up the top six clubs on 16 points. At the bottom, Castleford Tigers find themselves in a precarious position, five points ahead of London Broncos and Hull FC in the bottom two spots, but two points behind Leigh, who are clinging onto their top six hopes.

The race for individual accolades is also heating up, with several standout performers across various statistical categories. Wigan’s Liam Marshall leads the way in try-scoring, having crossed the line 13 times in 11 appearances, at an average of 1.18 tries per game. Huddersfield’s Adam Swift and St Helens’ Jack Welsby round out the top three try-scorers.

When it comes to try assists, Hull KR’s Niall Evalds has been the signing of the season, registering an incredible 15 try assists in just 12 matches, averaging 1.25 per game. Salford’s Marc Sneyd and Leeds’ Brodie Croft follow closely with 14 and 13 assists respectively.

The role of the back has evolved in the Super League, with teams relying on their back five to make the tough yards. Warrington’s Matt Dufty leads the way in the metre-making category, amassing an impressive 2,243 metres in 12 appearances, averaging 186.92 metres per game. Salford’s Nene Macdonald and Esan Marsters, who will join the club next season, also feature prominently in this list.

Offloads have become a crucial part of the game, and London Broncos’ Hakim Miloudi tops the charts with 29 offloads in 13 games, averaging 2.23 per game. Nene Macdonald and Hull FC’s Herman Ese’ese also stand out in this category.

When it comes to the grit and grind of the game, Leeds’ Cameron Smith leads the way in most tackles, making a remarkable 513 in 13 appearances, averaging just under 40 tackles per game. St Helens’ Joe Batchelor and Hull’s Jordan Lane complete the top three.

Finally, in the most carries category, it’s no surprise to see Matt Dufty leading the charge, with 255 carries in 12 games, averaging 21.25 per game. Leeds-bound Ryan Hall and Lachie Miller round out the top three.

As the season progresses, these trends and individual performances will undoubtedly continue to shape the narrative of the 2024 Super League campaign.

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