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
Awarded for Best player of the Super League season
Country United Kingdom
Presented by Rugby Football League
First awarded 1977
Currently held by Zak Hardaker

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.[citation needed] The award is club and country blind - the success of the player's club is irrelevant and winners include Australians and a New Zealander.

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 KR 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[1] 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

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 country[edit]

Nationality Wins
1  England 28
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

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

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

Top Points Scorer[edit]

Year Winner Club Points
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 KR 196

Top Meter maker[edit]

Year Winner Club Meters
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 40,092

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
2011 England Danny Houghton Hullcolours.svg Hull F.C.
2012 England Danny Washbrook Wcatscolours.svg Wakefield Wildcats 991
2013 England Danny Houghton Hullcolours.svg Hull F.C.
2014
2015 England Danny Houghton Hullcolours.svg Hull F.C.
  • 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

Special awards[edit]

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

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Man of Steel on SLTV". Super League. 2009-10-06. Retrieved 2009-10-06. [dead link]

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