Man of Steel Awards

Last updated
Steve Prescott Man Of Steel
Man of Steel Award logo.jpg
Awarded forBest player of the Super League season
Country United Kingdom
Presented by Rugby Football League
History
First award1977
First winner Flag of England.svg David Ward
Most wins Flag of England.svg Ellery Hanley (3)
Wigancolours.svg Wigan Warriors (11)
Most recent Flag of England.svg Paul McShane

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 footballer of the year. In 2014, it was renamed after Steve Prescott.

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The Steve Prescott Man of Steel award

Origins

The awards were started in 1977 when David Howes, the Rugby League's public relations officer, organised sponsorship worth £3,000 from Trumanns Steel Limited for awards in six different categories; Trumanns Man of Steel, Division One Player of the Year, Division Two Player of the Year, Coach of the Year, Young Player of the Year and Referee of the Year. The awards were voted on by the members of the rugby league press. [1] The first awards were made at the end of the 1976–77 season with the inaugural award winners being: [1]

In 2008, the voting for the award was changed, with the winner being chosen by the players of the Super League instead. [2] In 2019, in response to criticism that some players were not taking the voting seriously, [3] a panel of former rugby league players was chosen to determine the winner of the award. The voting was changed to a system similar to the Australian Dally M Medal, with points being awarded to the best performing players after each game (three points for the man of the match, two points for the runner-up, and one point for the third best player). [4]

Name change

Former England player Steve Prescott died of cancer in 2013, aged 39. [5] 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. [6] In March 2014, the RFL officially announced that the award would be called the "Steve Prescott Man of Steel" from the 2014 season onwards. [7]

Men of Steel

YearNatWinnerClubPosition
1977 Flag of England.svg David Ward Rhinoscolours.svg Leeds Hooker
1978 Flag of England.svg George Nicholls Saintscolours.svg St. Helens Prop
1979 Flag of England.svg Doug Laughton Widnes colours.svg Widnes Loose forward
1980 Flag of Scotland.svg George Fairbairn Wigancolours.svg Wigan Fullback
1981 Flag of England.svg Ken Kelly Wolvescolours.svg Warrington Scrum-half
1982 Flag of England.svg Mick Morgan Carlisle Second-row
1983 Flag of England.svg Allan Agar Fevcolours.svg Featherstone Rovers Scrum-half
1984 Flag of England.svg Joe Lydon Widnes colours.svg Widnes Wing , Fullback
1985 Flag of England.svg Ellery Hanley Bullscolours.svg Bradford Northern Loose forward
1986 Flag of Australia (converted).svg Gavin Miller HKRcolours.svg Hull Kingston Rovers Prop
1987 Flag of England.svg Ellery Hanley Wigancolours.svg Wigan Loose forward
1988 Flag of England.svg Martin Offiah Widnes colours.svg Widnes Wing
1989 Flag of England.svg Ellery Hanley Wigancolours.svg Wigan Loose forward
1990 Flag of England.svg Shaun Edwards Wigancolours.svg Wigan Stand-off
1991 Flag of England.svg Garry Schofield Rhinoscolours.svg Leeds Stand-off
1992 Flag of New Zealand.svg Dean Bell Wigancolours.svg Wigan Centre
1993 Flag of England.svg Andy Platt Wigancolours.svg Wigan Prop
1994 Flag of Wales (1959-present).svg Jonathan Davies Wolvescolours.svg Warrington Centre
1995 Flag of England.svg Denis Betts Wigancolours.svg Wigan Second-row
1996 Flag of England.svg Andy Farrell Wigancolours.svg Wigan Loose forward
1997 Flag of England.svg James Lowes Bullscolours.svg Bradford Hooker
1998 Flag of Wales (1959-present).svg Iestyn Harris Rhinoscolours.svg Leeds Stand-off
1999 Flag of Australia (converted).svg Adrian Vowles Cascolours.png Castleford Loose forward
2000 Flag of England.svg Sean Long Saintscolours.svg St. Helens Scrum-half
2001 Flag of England.svg Paul Sculthorpe Saintscolours.svg St. Helens Stand-off
2002 Flag of England.svg Paul Sculthorpe Saintscolours.svg St. Helens Loose forward
2003 Flag of England.svg Jamie Peacock Bullscolours.svg Bradford Second-row
2004 Flag of England.svg Andy Farrell Wigancolours.svg Wigan Loose forward
2005 Flag of Australia (converted).svg Jamie Lyon Saintscolours.svg St. Helens Centre
2006 Flag of England.svg Paul Wellens Saintscolours.svg St. Helens Fullback
2007 Flag of England.svg James Roby Saintscolours.svg St. Helens Hooker
2008 Flag of England.svg James Graham Saintscolours.svg St. Helens Prop
2009 Flag of Australia (converted).svg Brett Hodgson [8] Giantscolours.svg Huddersfield Fullback
2010 Flag of Australia (converted).svg Pat Richards Wigancolours.svg Wigan Wing
2011 Flag of New Zealand.svg Rangi Chase Cascolours.png Castleford Stand-off
2012 Flag of England.svg Sam Tomkins Wigancolours.svg Wigan Fullback
2013 Flag of Scotland.svg Danny Brough Giantscolours.svg Huddersfield Scrum-half
2014 Flag of England.svg Daryl Clark Cascolours.png Castleford hooker
2015 Flag of England.svg Zak Hardaker Rhinoscolours.png Leeds Fullback
2016 Flag of England.svg Danny Houghton Hullcolours.svg Hull Hooker
2017 Flag of England.svg Luke Gale Cascolours.png Castleford Scrum-half
2018 Flag of Australia (converted).svg Ben Barba Saintscolours.svg St. Helens Fullback
2019 Flag of Australia (converted).svg Jackson Hastings Redscolours.svg Salford scrum-half, stand-off
2020 Flag of England.svg Paul McShane Castleford colours.svg Castleford scrum-half, hooker

Multiple winners

PlayerWinsWinning Years
1 Flag of England.svg Ellery Hanley 31985, 1987, 1989
2 Flag of England.svg Paul Sculthorpe 22001, 2002
3 Flag of England.svg Andy Farrell 21996, 2004

Winners by club

ClubWins
1 Wigancolours.svg Wigan Warriors 11
2 Saintscolours.svg St. Helens 9
3 Castleford colours.svg Castleford Tigers 5
4 Rhinoscolours.svg Leeds Rhinos 4
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
Redscolours.svg Salford Red Devils

Winners by country

NationalityWins
1Flag of England.svg  England 31
2Flag of Australia (converted).svg  Australia 6
3Flag of Scotland.svg  Scotland 2
4Flag of Wales (1959-present).svg  Wales 2
5Flag of New Zealand.svg  New Zealand 2

Woman of Steel

In 2018 an additional category for the Woman of Steel from the Women's Super League was inaugurated. [9]

YearWinnerClub
2018 Flag of England.svg Georgia Roche Castleford colours.svg Castleford Tigers
2019 Flag of Australia (converted).svg Courtney Hill Rhinoscolours.svg Leeds Rhinos

Other Awards

Young Player of the Year

YearWinnerClub
1996 Flag of Wales (1959-present).svg Keiron Cunningham Saintscolours.svg St. Helens
1997 Flag of Wales (1959-present).svg Lee Briers Wolvescolours.svg Warrington Wolves
1998 Flag of England.svg Lee Gilmour Wigancolours.svg Wigan Warriors
1999 Flag of England.svg Leon Pryce Bullscolours.svg Bradford Bulls
2000 Flag of England.svg Stuart Fielden Bullscolours.svg Bradford Bulls
2001 Flag of England.svg Rob Burrow Rhinoscolours.svg Leeds Rhinos
2002 Flag of England.svg Richard Horne Hullcolours.svg Hull F.C.
2003 Flag of England.svg Gareth Hock Wigancolours.svg Wigan Warriors
2004 Flag of England.svg Shaun Briscoe Hullcolours.svg Hull F.C.
2005 Flag of England.svg Richard Whiting Hullcolours.svg Hull F.C.
2006 Flag of England.svg James Graham Saintscolours.svg St. Helens
2007 Flag of England.svg Sam Burgess Bullscolours.svg Bradford Bulls
2008 Flag of England.svg Joe Westerman Castleford colours.svg Castleford Tigers
2009 Flag of England.svg Sam Tomkins Wigancolours.svg Wigan Warriors
2010 Flag of England.svg Sam Tomkins Wigancolours.svg Wigan Warriors
2011 Flag of England.svg Jonny Lomax Saintscolours.svg St. Helens
2012 Flag of England.svg Zak Hardaker Rhinoscolours.svg Leeds Rhinos
2013 Flag of England.svg Ben Crooks Hullcolours.svg Hull F.C.
2014 Flag of England.svg Daryl Clark Castleford colours.svg Castleford Tigers
2015 Flag of England.svg George Williams Wigancolours.svg Wigan Warriors
2016 Flag of England.svg Tom Johnstone Wcatscolours.svg Wakefield Trinity
2017 Flag of England.svg Oliver Gildart Wigancolours.svg Wigan Warriors
2018 Flag of England.svg Jake Trueman Castleford colours.svg Castleford Tigers
2019 Flag of England.svg Matty Lees Saintscolours.svg St. Helens

Coach of the Year

YearNatWinnerClub
2009Flag of Australia (converted).svg  Australia Nathan Brown Giantscolours.svg Huddersfield Giants
2010Flag of Australia (converted).svg  Australia Michael Maguire Wigancolours.svg Wigan Warriors
2011Flag of Australia (converted).svg  Australia Trent Robinson Catalanscolours.svg Catalans Dragons
2012Flag of Australia (converted).svg  Australia Mick Potter Bullscolours.svg Bradford Bulls
2013Flag of England.svg  England Paul Anderson Giantscolours.svg Huddersfield Giants
2014Flag of England.svg  England Daryl Powell Castleford colours.svg Castleford Tigers
2015Flag of England.svg  England Brian McDermott Rhinoscolours.svg Leeds Rhinos
2016Flag of England.svg  England Lee Radford Hullcolours.svg Hull F.C.
2017Flag of England.svg  England Daryl Powell Castleford colours.svg Castleford Tigers
2018Flag of England.svg  England Shaun Wane Wigancolours.svg Wigan Warriors
2019Flag of Australia (converted).svg  Australia Justin Holbrook Saintscolours.svg St. Helens
2020Flag of Papua New Guinea.svg  Papua New Guinea Adrian Lam Wigancolours.svg Wigan Warriors

Top Try Scorer

YearWinnerClubTries
1996 Flag of England.svg Paul Newlove Saintscolours.svg St. Helens 28
1997 Flag of New Zealand.svg Nigel Vagana Wolvescolours.svg Warrington Wolves 17
1998 Flag of England.svg Anthony Sullivan Saintscolours.svg St. Helens 20
1999 Flag of Tonga.svg Toa Kohe-Love Wolvescolours.svg Warrington Wolves 25
2000 Flag of England.svg Sean Long
Flag of England.svg Tommy Martyn
Saintscolours.svg St. Helens 22
2001 Flag of England.svg Kris Radlinski Wigancolours.svg Wigan Warriors 27
2002 Flag of Australia (converted).svg Dennis Moran Broncoscolours.png London Broncos 22
2003 Flag of Australia (converted).svg Dennis Moran Broncoscolours.png London Broncos 24
2004 Flag of Tonga.svg Lesley Vainikolo Bullscolours.svg Bradford Bulls 36
2005 Flag of England.svg Mark Calderwood Rhinoscolours.svg Leeds Rhinos 27
2006 Flag of Australia (converted).svg Justin Murphy Catalanscolours.svg Catalans Dragons 25
2007 Flag of Samoa.svg Henry Fa'afili Wolvescolours.svg Warrington Wolves 21
2008 Flag of England.svg Ade Gardner Saintscolours.svg St. Helens 26
2009 Flag of England.svg Ryan Hall Rhinoscolours.svg Leeds Rhinos 29
2010 Flag of Ireland.svg Pat Richards Wigancolours.svg Wigan Warriors 29
2011 Flag of England.svg Ryan Hall
Flag of England.svg Sam Tomkins
Rhinoscolours.svg Leeds Rhinos
Wigancolours.svg Wigan Warriors
28
2012 Flag of England.svg Josh Charnley Wigancolours.svg Wigan Warriors 31
2013 Flag of England.svg Josh Charnley Wigancolours.svg Wigan Warriors 33
2014 Flag of Australia (converted).svg Joel Monaghan Wolvescolours.svg Warrington Wolves 28
2015 Flag of England.svg Jermaine McGillvary Giantscolours.svg Huddersfield Giants 27
2016 Flag of New Zealand.svg Denny Solomona Castleford colours.svg Castleford Tigers 40
2017 Flag of England.svg Greg Eden Castleford colours.svg Castleford Tigers 38
2018 Flag of Australia (converted).svg Ben Barba Saintscolours.svg St. Helens 28
2019 Flag of England.svg Tommy Makinson Saintscolours.svg St. Helens 23

Top Points Scorer

YearWinnerClubPoints
1996 Flag of England.svg Bobbie Goulding Saintscolours.svg St. Helens 257
1997 Flag of England.svg Andrew Farrell Wigancolours.svg Wigan Warriors 243
1998 Flag of Wales (1959-present).svg Iestyn Harris Rhinoscolours.svg Leeds Rhinos 255
1999 Flag of Wales (1959-present).svg Iestyn Harris Rhinoscolours.svg Leeds Rhinos 325
2000 Flag of England.svg Sean Long Saintscolours.svg St. Helens 390
2001 Flag of England.svg Andrew Farrell Wigancolours.svg Wigan Warriors 388
2002 Flag of England.svg Paul Deacon Bullscolours.svg Bradford Bulls 301
2003 Flag of England.svg Paul Deacon Bullscolours.svg Bradford Bulls 286
2004 Flag of England.svg Kevin Sinfield Rhinoscolours.svg Leeds Rhinos 277
2005 Flag of England.svg Paul Deacon Bullscolours.svg Bradford Bulls 322
2006 Flag of England.svg Jamie Lyon Saintscolours.svg St. Helens 316
2007 Flag of Ireland.svg Pat Richards Wigancolours.svg Wigan Warriors 248
2008 Flag of Ireland.svg Pat Richards Wigancolours.svg Wigan Warriors 269
2009 Flag of Ireland.svg Pat Richards Wigancolours.svg Wigan Warriors 252
2010 Flag of Ireland.svg Pat Richards Wigancolours.svg Wigan Warriors 288
2011 Flag of England.svg Jamie Foster Saintscolours.svg St. Helens 330
2012 Flag of Australia (converted).svg Scott Dureau Catalanscolours.svg Catalans Dragons 281
2013 Flag of Scotland.svg Danny Brough Giantscolours.svg Huddersfield Giants 208
2014 Flag of England.svg Marc Sneyd Castleford colours.svg Castleford Tigers 224
2015 Flag of England.svg Luke Gale Castleford colours.svg Castleford Tigers 247
2016 Flag of England.svg Luke Gale Castleford colours.svg Castleford Tigers 262
2017 Flag of England.svg Luke Gale Castleford colours.svg Castleford Tigers 317
2018 Flag of England.svg Danny Richardson Saintscolours.svg St Helens 296

Top Metre Maker

YearWinnerClubMetres
2003 Flag of Australia (converted).svg Craig Greenhill Hullcolours.svg Hull F.C. 3,594
2004 Flag of Greece.svg Michael Korkidas Wcatscolours.svg Wakefield Trinity 4,084
2005 Flag of England.svg Terry O'Connor Widnes colours.svg Widnes Vikings 4,104
2006 Flag of Australia (converted).svg Danny Nutley Castleford colours.svg Castleford Tigers 3,372
2007 Flag of England.svg James Roby Saintscolours.svg St. Helens 3,303
2008 Flag of England.svg James Graham Saintscolours.svg St. Helens 3,774
2009 Flag of England.svg James Graham Saintscolours.svg St. Helens 4,752
2010 Flag of England.svg James Graham Saintscolours.svg St. Helens 4,036
2011 Flag of England.svg James Roby Saintscolours.svg St. Helens 5,000
2012 Flag of England.svg James Roby Saintscolours.svg St. Helens 3,971
2013 Flag of England.svg Jamie Peacock Rhinoscolours.svg Leeds Rhinos 4,040
2014 Flag of England.svg Matty Russell Wolvescolours.svg Warrington Wolves 3,546
2015 Flag of England.svg Alex Walmsley Saintscolours.svg St. Helens 4,092
2016 Flag of England.svg Chris Hill Wolvescolours.svg Warrington Wolves 3,983
2017 Flag of England.svg Alex Walmsley Saintscolours.svg St. Helens 4,256
2018 Flag of Tonga.svg Bill Tupou Wcatscolours.svg Wakefield Trinity 4,114
2019 Flag of England.svg Tommy Makinson Saintscolours.svg St. Helens 3,803

Hit Man

The player making most tackles in the regular season.

YearWinnerClubTackles
2009 Flag of England.svg Malcolm Alker Redscolours.svg Salford Red Devils 981
2010 Flag of Australia (converted).svg Dallas Johnson Catalanscolours.svg Catalans Dragons 1,106
2011 Flag of England.svg Danny Houghton Hullcolours.svg Hull F.C. 1,060
2012 Flag of England.svg Danny Washbrook Wcatscolours.svg Wakefield Trinity Wildcats 991
2013 Flag of England.svg Danny Houghton Hullcolours.svg Hull F.C. 1,179
2015 Flag of England.svg James Roby Saintscolours.svg St. Helens 1,054
2016 Flag of England.svg Danny Houghton Hullcolours.svg Hull F.C. 1,359
2017 Flag of England.svg Danny Houghton Hullcolours.svg Hull F.C. 1,123
2018 Flag of England.svg Paul McShane Castleford colours.svg Castleford Tigers 1,160
2019 Flag of England.svg Danny Houghton Hullcolours.svg Hull F.C. 1,259

Club of the Year

YearClub
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
2018 Wolvescolours.svg Warrington Wolves

Special awards

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