Unstoppable St Helens: Konrad Hurrell Shines as Defending Champions Reclaim Super League Lead

St Helens’ Konrad Hurrell has been in impressive form, helping the defending champions reclaim the top spot in the Super League table with a dominant 60-4 victory over Castleford Tigers. Head coach Paul Wellens has praised Hurrell’s performances, suggesting the Tongan veteran could earn a new contract if he maintains his current level of play.

Rugby League Resurgence: St Helens Soar to Top of the Table

As the rugby league transfer season heats up, the focus has shifted to off-contract players looking to secure their futures for 2025 and beyond. One player who knows this feeling all too well is Konrad Hurrell of St Helens, who was in a similar position last season.

Hurrell’s Future Speculation

This time around, Hurrell’s future has garnered more speculation, with the Tongan veteran attracting interest from other Super League clubs. However, St Helens head coach Paul Wellens has lavished praise on Hurrell’s recent performances, including his impressive display in the team’s 60-4 thrashing of Castleford Tigers on Friday night.

“Absolutely, if he keeps playing like that,” Wellens said when asked if he wants to keep Hurrell in the Red Vee next year. “Konrad’s biggest challenge has always been keeping himself fit and keeping himself on top of his physical capabilities. When he does that, he’s as effective as anyone in the competition.”

Hurrell’s Impressive Form

Hurrell, who was initially out of favour at the start of the season, has since regained the form that made him a mainstay in their 2022 title win. Against Castleford, he was a constant threat, making three assists and putting in arguably his best performance of the season.

“I mean Konrad’s a handful when you keep it simple for him,” Wellens said. “Just give him the ball and let him run, and he’s hard to tackle.”

While Wellens praised his centre, he stressed that Hurrell needs to maintain his good form if he wants to keep his place in the team, with competition for spots fierce at St Helens.

St Helens Dominant Display

The reigning champions put on a dominant display against Castleford, running in 52 unanswered points in the second half to secure a comfortable 60-4 victory and return to the top of the Super League table.

With the race for the title heating up, Hurrell and his St Helens teammates will be hoping to continue their recent form and cement their place at the summit.

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