Ultimate Rugby League Team by Wakefield Trinity Coach Daryl Powell

Wakefield Trinity Coach Daryl Powell Selects His Ultimate Team

Wakefield Trinity coach Daryl Powell, one of the finest players of his generation, has revealed his ultimate team of players he has played with or coached throughout his illustrious career. The seasoned coach, who has enjoyed spells with the likes of Sheffield Eagles, Balmain, Leeds Rhinos, Warrington Wolves, Castleford Tigers and Featherstone Rovers, has compiled a star-studded lineup featuring several rugby league legends.

  1. Garry Jack (Balmain) – Powell lauded the iconic fullback, recalling a story of Jack’s tenacity, where he continued playing after having two teeth knocked out, simply handing them to the physio to be put back in later.

  2. Martin Offiah (Great Britain) – The lightning-fast winger is an automatic selection, with Powell saving some intriguing stories about rooming with him for another day.

  3. Paul Newlove (Great Britain) – Powell described the centre as a “freakish talent” with a devastating left-foot step.

  4. Keith Senior (Sheffield Eagles) – Pipped fellow centre Gary Connolly, with Powell noting Senior’s tough, uncompromising style.

  5. Paul Eastwood (Great Britain) – The winger may surprise some, but Powell highlighted their excellent on-field combination during their time together for Great Britain.

  6. Garry Schofield (Great Britain) – Despite sometimes annoying Powell, the former international stand-off was a “really, really good player” who merits inclusion.

  7. Rob Burrow (Leeds Rhinos) – The diminutive half-back was a “phenomenal talent” whose speed and skill left a lasting impression on Powell.

  8. Karl Harrison (Great Britain) – The prop forward’s ability to match Australia’s fearsome pack earns him a place in the team.

  9. Paul McShane (Castleford Tigers) – Powell’s former player at Castleford, the hooker is lauded for his ability to “run a game on his own.”

  10. Grant Millington (Castleford Tigers) – Another Castleford player, the versatile forward impressed Powell with his outstanding contributions.

  11. Andy Farrell (Great Britain) – Described as a “generational talent,” the back-rower could excel in multiple positions.

  12. Adrian Morley (Leeds Rhinos) – The no-nonsense forward was a handful for any opposition.

  13. Ellery Hanley (Great Britain) – Widely regarded as one of the greatest players of all time, Hanley completes Powell’s ultimate team.

“Garry Jack continued playing after having two teeth knocked out, simply handing them to the physio to be put back in later.”

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