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Three Warrington Wolves players have been named in 2012's Super League Dream Team
THREE Warrington Wolves players have been named in Super League’s 2012 Dream Team.
Ben Westwood, Chris Hill and Ryan Atkins have all been named in the prestigious team of the year, which also included six Wigan Warriors players, two Catalan Dragons players and player each from both St Helens and Leeds Rhinos.
It is Westwood’s fourth appearance in the Dream Team, his third consecutive year of selection, having previously been named in the 2008, 2010 and 2011 teams.
There are Dream Team debuts for both Ryan Atkins and Chris Hill, with Hill adding the call-up to the growing list of personal honours that the 24-year-old prop has received in his debut season in Super League.
Wolves boss Tony Smith is not surprised to see the trio gracing the list, which is chosen by a panel of Rugby League journalists and broadcasters who regularly cover the Super League competition and is based on form throughout the regular season.
“It is fantastic,” he said.
“It is a great achievement and an accolade that is well deserved by all three of them.
“Hilly, in his rookie year, has been unbelievable and has been revered by all within the game for the terrific job he has done.
“Ben Westwood is Mr Reliable, he keeps getting selected and keeps doing it game-after-game, year-after-year.
“Ryan Atkins at different stages this year has almost been unstoppable, he has been fantastic in many games and he is maturing as a player all the way.
“We are very proud of all of them and what they have achieved.”
2012 Super League Dream Team:
Sam Tomkins (Wigan Warriors); Josh Charnley (Wigan Warriors), George Carmont (Wigan Warriors), Ryan Atkins (Warrington Wolves) , Ryan Hall (Leeds Rhinos); Brett Finch (Wigan Warriors), Scott Dereau (Catalan Dragons); Chris Hill (Warrington Wolves) , James Roby (St Helens), Remi Casty (Catalan Dragons), Ben Westwood (Warrington Wolves) , Gareth Hock (Wigan Warriors), Sean O’Loughlin (Wigan Warriors).