Man of Steel Awards

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The Steve Prescott Man of Steel Awards is an end-of-season awards dinner for the Super League rugby league competition. The event's name is taken from the main award presented, the Man of Steel award for the rugby league football player of the year. In 2014, it was renamed after Steve Prescott.

The Steve Prescott Man of Steel award[edit]

Steve Prescott Man Of Steel
Man of steel.jpg
Given for Best player of the Super League season
Country United Kingdom
Presented by Rugby Football League
History
First award 1977
Most recent Luke Gale

Started in 1977, the Man of Steel Award annually honours the outstanding player in the British game. Originally voted on by members of the Rugby Football League press and, from 2008, by Super League players themselves, the award has often bypassed the top try scorer, winning captain or great International player. The award is club and country blind - the success of the player's club is irrelevant and winners include Australians and a New Zealander.

Former England player Steve Prescott died of cancer in 2013, aged 39.[1] Following a short campaign, a petition with over 12,000 signatures was sent to the Rugby Football League, calling for the Man of Steel award to be renamed in Prescott's honour.[2] In March 2014, the RFL officially announced that the award would be called the "Steve Prescott Man of Steel" from the 2014 season onwards.[3]

Year Nat Winner Club Position
1977 England David Ward Rhinoscolours.svg Leeds Hooker
1978 England George Nicholls Saintscolours.svg St. Helens Forward
1979 England Doug Laughton Widnes colours.svg Widnes Loose forward
1980 Scotland George Fairbairn Wigancolours.svg Wigan Fullback
1981 England Ken Kelly Wolvescolours.svg Warrington Scrum-half
1982 England Mick Morgan Carlisle Second-row
1983 England Allan Agar Fevcolours.svg Featherstone Rovers Scrum-half
1984 England Joe Lydon Widnes colours.svg Widnes Wing, Fullback
1985 England Ellery Hanley Bullscolours.svg Bradford Northern Loose forward
1986 Australia Gavin Miller HKRcolours.svgHull Kingston Rovers Prop
1987 England Ellery Hanley Wigancolours.svg Wigan Loose forward
1988 England Martin Offiah Widnes colours.svg Widnes Wing
1989 England Ellery Hanley Wigancolours.svg Wigan Loose forward
1990 England Shaun Edwards Wigancolours.svg Wigan Stand-off
1991 England Garry Schofield Rhinoscolours.svg Leeds Stand-off
1992 New Zealand Dean Bell Wigancolours.svg Wigan Centre
1993 England Andy Platt Wigancolours.svg Wigan Prop
1994 Wales Jonathan Davies Wolvescolours.svg Warrington Centre
1995 England Denis Betts Wigancolours.svg Wigan Second-row
1996 England Andrew Farrell Wigancolours.svg Wigan Loose forward
1997 England James Lowes Bullscolours.svg Bradford Hooker
1998 Wales Iestyn Harris Rhinoscolours.svg Leeds Stand-off
1999 Australia Adrian Vowles Cascolours.png Castleford Loose forward
2000 England Sean Long Saintscolours.svg St. Helens Scrum-half
2001 England Paul Sculthorpe Saintscolours.svg St. Helens Stand-off
2002 England Paul Sculthorpe Saintscolours.svg St. Helens Loose forward
2003 England Jamie Peacock Bullscolours.svg Bradford Second-row
2004 England Andrew Farrell Wigancolours.svg Wigan Loose forward
2005 Australia Jamie Lyon Saintscolours.svg St. Helens Centre
2006 England Paul Wellens Saintscolours.svg St. Helens Fullback
2007 England James Roby Saintscolours.svg St. Helens Hooker
2008 England James Graham Saintscolours.svg St. Helens Prop
2009 Australia Brett Hodgson[4] Giantscolours.svg Huddersfield Fullback
2010 Republic of Ireland Pat Richards Wigancolours.svg Wigan Wing
2011 New Zealand Rangi Chase Cascolours.png Castleford Stand-off
2012 England Sam Tomkins Wigancolours.svg Wigan Fullback
2013 Scotland Danny Brough Giantscolours.svg Huddersfield Scrum-half
2014 England Daryl Clark Cascolours.png Castleford Hooker
2015 England Zak Hardaker Rhinoscolours.png Leeds Fullback
2016 England Danny Houghton Hullcolours.svg Hull Hooker
2017 England Luke Gale Cascolours.png Castleford Scrum-half

Multiple winners[edit]

Player Wins Winning Years
1 England Ellery Hanley 3 1985, 1987, 1989
2 England Paul Sculthorpe 2 2001, 2002
3 England Andy Farrell 2 1996, 2004

Winners by club[edit]

Club Wins
1 Wigancolours.svg Wigan Warriors 11
2 Saintscolours.svg St. Helens 8
3 Rhinoscolours.svg Leeds Rhinos 4
Castleford colours.svg Castleford Tigers
5 Widnes colours.svg Widnes Vikings 3
Bullscolours.svg Bradford Bulls
7 Wolvescolours.svg Warrington Wolves 2
Giantscolours.svg Huddersfield Giants
9 Carlisle 1
Fevcolours.svg Featherstone Rovers
Hullcolours.svg Hull F.C.
HKRcolours.svg Hull Kingston Rovers

Winners by country[edit]

Nationality Wins
1  England 29
2  Australia 4
3  Scotland 2
4  Wales 2
5  New Zealand 2
6  Ireland 1

Super League Young Player of the Year[edit]

Year Nat Winner Club
1996  England Andy Farrell Wigancolours.svg Wigan Warriors
1997  Wales Lee Briers Wolvescolours.svg Warrington Wolves
1998  England Lee Gilmour Wigancolours.svg Wigan Warriors
1999  England Leon Pryce Bullscolours.svg Bradford Bulls
2000  England Stuart Fielden Bullscolours.svg Bradford Bulls
2001  England Rob Burrow Rhinoscolours.svg Leeds Rhinos
2002  England Richard Horne Hullcolours.svg Hull F.C.
2003  England Gareth Hock Wigancolours.svg Wigan Warriors
2004  England Shaun Briscoe Hullcolours.svg Hull F.C.
2005  England Richard Whiting Hullcolours.svg Hull F.C.
2006  England James Graham Saintscolours.svg St. Helens
2007  England Sam Burgess Bullscolours.svg Bradford Bulls
2008  England Joe Westerman Castleford colours.svg Castleford Tigers
2009  England Sam Tomkins Wigancolours.svg Wigan Warriors
2010  England Sam Tomkins Wigancolours.svg Wigan Warriors
2011  England Jonny Lomax Saintscolours.svg St. Helens
2012  England Zak Hardaker Rhinoscolours.svg Leeds Rhinos
2013  England Ben Crooks Hullcolours.svg Hull F.C.
2014  England Daryl Clark Castleford colours.svg Castleford Tigers
2015  England George Williams Wigancolours.svg Wigan Warriors
2016  England Tom Johnstone Wcatscolours.svg Wakefield Trinity
2017  England Oliver Gildart Wigancolours.svg Wigan Warriors

Super League Coach of the Year[edit]

Year Nat Winner Club
2009  Australia Nathan Brown Giantscolours.svg Huddersfield Giants
2010  Australia Michael Maguire Wigancolours.svg Wigan Warriors
2011  Australia Trent Robinson Catalanscolours.svg Catalans Dragons
2012  Australia Mick Potter Bullscolours.svg Bradford Bulls
2013  England Paul Anderson Giantscolours.svg Huddersfield Giants
2014  England Daryl Powell Castleford colours.svg Castleford Tigers
2015  England Brian McDermott Rhinoscolours.svg Leeds Rhinos
2016  England Lee Radford Hullcolours.svg Hull F.C.
2017  England Daryl Powell Castleford colours.svg Castleford Tigers

Super League Top Try Scorer[edit]

Year Winner Club Tries
1996 England Paul Newlove Saintscolours.svg St. Helens 28
1997 New Zealand Nigel Vagana Wolvescolours.svg Warrington Wolves 17
1998 England Anthony Sullivan Saintscolours.svg St. Helens 20
1999 Tonga Toa Kohe-Love Wolvescolours.svg Warrington Wolves 25
2000 England Sean Long
England Tommy Martyn
Saintscolours.svg St. Helens 22
2001 England Kris Radlinski Wigancolours.svg Wigan Warriors 27
2002 Australia Dennis Moran Broncoscolours.png London Broncos 22
2003 Australia Dennis Moran Broncoscolours.png London Broncos 24
2004 Tonga Lesley Vainikolo Bullscolours.svg Bradford Bulls 36
2005 England Mark Calderwood Rhinoscolours.svg Leeds Rhinos 27
2006 Australia Justin Murphy Catalanscolours.svg Catalans Dragons 25
2007 Samoa Henry Fa'afili Wolvescolours.svg Warrington Wolves 21
2008 England Ade Gardner Saintscolours.svg St. Helens 26
2009 England Ryan Hall Rhinoscolours.svg Leeds Rhinos 29
2010 Republic of Ireland Pat Richards Wigancolours.svg Wigan Warriors 29
2011 England Ryan Hall Rhinoscolours.svg Leeds Rhinos 28
2012 England Josh Charnley Wigancolours.svg Wigan Warriors 31
2013 England Josh Charnley Wigancolours.svg Wigan Warriors 33
2014 Australia Joel Monaghan Wolvescolours.svg Warrington Wolves 28
2015 England Jermaine McGillvary Giantscolours.svg Huddersfield Giants 27
2016 New Zealand Denny Solomona Castleford colours.svg Castleford Tigers 40
2017 England Greg Eden Castleford colours.svg Castleford Tigers 38

Top Points Scorer / Top Gun[edit]

Year Winner Club Points / Coversion Rate%
1996 England Bobbie Goulding Saintscolours.svg St. Helens 257
1997 England Andrew Farrell Wigancolours.svg Wigan Warriors 243
1998 Wales Iestyn Harris Rhinoscolours.svg Leeds Rhinos 255
1999 Wales Iestyn Harris Rhinoscolours.svg Leeds Rhinos 325
2000 England Sean Long Saintscolours.svg St. Helens 390
2001 England Andrew Farrell Wigancolours.svg Wigan Warriors 388
2002 England Paul Deacon Bullscolours.svg Bradford Bulls 301
2003 England Paul Deacon Bullscolours.svg Bradford Bulls 286
2004 England Kevin Sinfield Rhinoscolours.svg Leeds Rhinos 277
2005 England Paul Deacon Bullscolours.svg Bradford Bulls 322
2006 England Jamie Lyon Saintscolours.svg St. Helens 316
2007 Republic of Ireland Pat Richards Wigancolours.svg Wigan Warriors 248
2008 Republic of Ireland Pat Richards Wigancolours.svg Wigan Warriors 269
2009 Republic of Ireland Pat Richards Wigancolours.svg Wigan Warriors 252
2010 Republic of Ireland Pat Richards Wigancolours.svg Wigan Warriors 288
2011 England Jamie Foster Saintscolours.svg St. Helens 330
2012 Australia Scott Dureau Catalanscolours.svg Catalans Dragons 281
2013 Scotland Danny Brough Giantscolours.svg Huddersfield Giants 281
2014 Scotland Danny Brough Giantscolours.svg Huddersfield Giants 142
2015 Italy Josh Mantellato HKRcolours.svg Hull Kingston Rovers 196
2016 England Marc Sneyd Hullcolours.svg Hull F.C. 110 @ 83%
2017 England Marc Sneyd Hullcolours.svg Hull F.C. 103 @ 89%

Top Metre maker[edit]

Year Winner Club Metres
2009 England James Graham Saintscolours.svg St. Helens 4,752
2010 England James Graham Saintscolours.svg St. Helens
2011 England James Roby Saintscolours.svg St. Helens
2012 England James Roby Saintscolours.svg St. Helens 3,971
2013 England Jamie Peacock Rhinoscolours.svg Leeds Rhinos
2014 England James Roby Saintscolours.svg St. Helens
2015 England Alex Walmsley Saintscolours.svg St. Helens 4,092
2016 England Chris Hill Wolvescolours.svg Warrington Wolves 3,983
2017 England Alex Walmsley Saintscolours.svg St. Helens 4,256

Super League Hit Man[edit]

The player making most tackles in the regular season.

Year Winner Club Tackles
2009 England Malcolm Alker Redscolours.svg Salford Red Devils 981
2010 Australia Dallas Johnson Catalanscolours.svg Catalans Dragons 1,106
2011 England Danny Houghton Hullcolours.svg Hull F.C. 1,060
2012 England Danny Washbrook Wcatscolours.svg Wakefield Trinity Wildcats 991
2013 England Danny Houghton Hullcolours.svg Hull F.C. 1,179
2015 England James Roby Saintscolours.svg St. Helens 1,054
2016 England Danny Houghton Hullcolours.svg Hull F.C. 1,359
2017 England Danny Houghton Hullcolours.svg Hull F.C. 1,123
  • The Mike Gregory Spirit of Rugby League Award - Both players and non-players are eligible to receive the award, which will be judged by a panel from the governing body.
  • Fairplay Index Award for Super League
  • The Community Player of the year

Super League Club of the Year[edit]

Year Club
2009 Giantscolours.svg Huddersfield Giants
2010 Wigancolours.svg Wigan Warriors
2011 Giantscolours.svg Huddersfield Giants
2012 Wigancolours.svg Wigan Warriors
2013 Saintscolours.svg St. Helens
2014 Widnes colours.svg Widnes Vikings
2015 Rhinoscolours.svg Leeds Rhinos
2016 Hullcolours.svg Hull F.C.
2017 Castleford colours.svg Castleford Tigers

Special awards[edit]

  • The ‘200 Club’ - retiring players who have played in over 200 games.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ BBC Sport, "Rugby League star Steve Prescott dies of stomach cancer, aged 39", 9 November 2013. Retrieved 9 November 2013
  2. ^ Campbell, James (19 February 2014). "'Man of Steel Steve Prescott Award' petition handed into Rugby League HQ in honour of Hull FC legend". Hull Daily Mail. Retrieved 29 September 2014. 
  3. ^ "Man of Steel award to be re-named in memory of the late Steve Prescott". Sky Sports. 6 March 2014. Retrieved 29 September 2014. 
  4. ^ "Man of Steel on SLTV". Super League. 2009-10-06. Archived from the original on 2012-08-25. Retrieved 2009-10-06. 

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