Castleford stars Gale and Solomona in 2016 Dream Team

Luke Gale, in the Super League Dream Team again.
Luke Gale, in the Super League Dream Team again.

Two Castleford Tigers players have been included in this year’s Super League Dream Team.

Half-back Luke Gale and winger Denny Solomona have both been selected by a panel of media and broadcasters.

Gale maintains his spot for the second year running, with Man of Steel nominee and now all-time top Castleford RLFC and Super League tries in a season scorer Denny Solomona making his first appearance.

There are eight other debutants in the 2016 Dream Team, which was unveiled today to the media at Hotel Football, in Manchester.

Solomona could not be there to meet his Dream Team team-mates, however, as he is on the way to Samoa to attend his sister’s wedding.

He had to begin his journey straight after yesterday’s man of the match performance for the tigers against Widnes Vikings in order to get home in time to make the special family occasion.

But on his selection, he said: “It’s a real honour to be named in the Super League Dream Team.

“This year has been really special but it’s down to all the boys, the forward pack, Galey and Dorny. It’s all credit to the boys not just me. I’m having fun and enjoying my rugby,

“I would have loved to have been there today to meet me fellow Dream Team team-mates but family has to come first and I’m excited to be heading home for the off season for a long awaited catch up with my family.”

The full 2016 Super League Dream Team is:

1. Jamie Shaul (Hull FC) Dream Team appearances: 1 (2016)

2. Denny Solomona (Castleford Tigers) Dream Team appearances: 1 (2016)

3. Ryan Atkins (Warrington Wolves) Dream Team appearances: 2 (2012)

4. Mahe Fonua (Hull FC) Dream Team appearances: 1 (2016)

5. Dom Manfredi (Wigan Warriors) Dream Team appearances: 1 (2016)

6. Kurt Gidley (Warrington Wolves) Dream Team appearances: 1 (2016)

7. Luke Gale (Castleford Tigers) Dream Team appearances: 2 (2015, 2016 )

8. Chris Hill (Warrington Wolves) Dream Team appearances: 3 (2012, 2014, 2016)

9. Danny Houghton (Hull FC) Dream Team appearances: 1 (2016)

10. Scott Taylor (Hull FC) Dream Team appearances: 1 (2016)

11. Ben Currie (Warrington Wolves) Dream Team appearances: 1 (2016)

12. Mark Minichiello (Hull FC) Dream Team appearances: 1 (2016)

13. Gareth Ellis (Hull FC) Dream Team appearances: 5 (2003, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2016)