|Steve Prescott Man Of Steel|
|Awarded for||Best player of the Super League season|
|Presented by||Rugby Football League|
|First winner||David Ward|
|Most wins|| Ellery Hanley (3) |
Wigan Warriors (11)
|Most recent||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.
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.The first awards were made at the end of the 1976–77 season with the inaugural award winners being:
In 2008, the voting for the award was changed, with the winner being chosen by the players of the Super League instead.In 2019, in response to criticism that some players were not taking the voting seriously, 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).
Former England player Steve Prescott died of cancer in 2013, aged 39.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. In March 2014, the RFL officially announced that the award would be called the "Steve Prescott Man of Steel" from the 2014 season onwards.
|1978||George Nicholls||St. Helens||Prop|
|1979||Doug Laughton||Widnes||Loose forward|
|1983||Allan Agar||Featherstone Rovers||Scrum-half|
|1984||Joe Lydon||Widnes||Wing , Fullback|
|1985||Ellery Hanley||Bradford Northern||Loose forward|
|1986||Gavin Miller||Hull Kingston Rovers||Prop|
|1987||Ellery Hanley||Wigan||Loose forward|
|1989||Ellery Hanley||Wigan||Loose forward|
|1996||Andy Farrell||Wigan||Loose forward|
|1999||Adrian Vowles||Castleford||Loose forward|
|2000||Sean Long||St. Helens||Scrum-half|
|2001||Paul Sculthorpe||St. Helens||Stand-off|
|2002||Paul Sculthorpe||St. Helens||Loose forward|
|2004||Andy Farrell||Wigan||Loose forward|
|2005||Jamie Lyon||St. Helens||Centre|
|2006||Paul Wellens||St. Helens||Fullback|
|2007||James Roby||St. Helens||Hooker|
|2008||James Graham||St. Helens||Prop|
|2018||Ben Barba||St. Helens||Fullback|
|2019||Jackson Hastings||Salford||scrum-half, stand-off|
|2020||Paul McShane||Castleford||scrum-half, hooker|
|1||Ellery Hanley||3||1985, 1987, 1989|
|2||Paul Sculthorpe||2||2001, 2002|
|3||Andy Farrell||2||1996, 2004|
|Hull Kingston Rovers|
|Salford Red Devils|
In 2018 an additional category for the Woman of Steel from the Women's Super League was inaugurated.
|2018||Georgia Roche||Castleford Tigers|
|2019||Courtney Hill||Leeds Rhinos|
|1996||Keiron Cunningham||St. Helens|
|1997||Lee Briers||Warrington Wolves|
|1998||Lee Gilmour||Wigan Warriors|
|1999||Leon Pryce||Bradford Bulls|
|2000||Stuart Fielden||Bradford Bulls|
|2001||Rob Burrow||Leeds Rhinos|
|2002||Richard Horne||Hull F.C.|
|2003||Gareth Hock||Wigan Warriors|
|2004||Shaun Briscoe||Hull F.C.|
|2005||Richard Whiting||Hull F.C.|
|2006||James Graham||St. Helens|
|2007||Sam Burgess||Bradford Bulls|
|2008||Joe Westerman||Castleford Tigers|
|2009||Sam Tomkins||Wigan Warriors|
|2010||Sam Tomkins||Wigan Warriors|
|2011||Jonny Lomax||St. Helens|
|2012||Zak Hardaker||Leeds Rhinos|
|2013||Ben Crooks||Hull F.C.|
|2014||Daryl Clark||Castleford Tigers|
|2015||George Williams||Wigan Warriors|
|2016||Tom Johnstone||Wakefield Trinity|
|2017||Oliver Gildart||Wigan Warriors|
|2018||Jake Trueman||Castleford Tigers|
|2019||Matty Lees||St. Helens|
|2009||Australia||Nathan Brown||Huddersfield Giants|
|2010||Australia||Michael Maguire||Wigan Warriors|
|2011||Australia||Trent Robinson||Catalans Dragons|
|2012||Australia||Mick Potter||Bradford Bulls|
|2013||England||Paul Anderson||Huddersfield Giants|
|2014||England||Daryl Powell||Castleford Tigers|
|2015||England||Brian McDermott||Leeds Rhinos|
|2016||England||Lee Radford||Hull F.C.|
|2017||England||Daryl Powell||Castleford Tigers|
|2018||England||Shaun Wane||Wigan Warriors|
|2019||Australia||Justin Holbrook||St. Helens|
|2020||Papua New Guinea||Adrian Lam||Wigan Warriors|
|1996||Paul Newlove||St. Helens||28|
|1997||Nigel Vagana||Warrington Wolves||17|
|1998||Anthony Sullivan||St. Helens||20|
|1999||Toa Kohe-Love||Warrington Wolves||25|
|2000|| Sean Long |
|2001||Kris Radlinski||Wigan Warriors||27|
|2002||Dennis Moran||London Broncos||22|
|2003||Dennis Moran||London Broncos||24|
|2004||Lesley Vainikolo||Bradford Bulls||36|
|2005||Mark Calderwood||Leeds Rhinos||27|
|2006||Justin Murphy||Catalans Dragons||25|
|2007||Henry Fa'afili||Warrington Wolves||21|
|2008||Ade Gardner||St. Helens||26|
|2009||Ryan Hall||Leeds Rhinos||29|
|2010||Pat Richards||Wigan Warriors||29|
|2011|| Ryan Hall |
| Leeds Rhinos |
|2012||Josh Charnley||Wigan Warriors||31|
|2013||Josh Charnley||Wigan Warriors||33|
|2014||Joel Monaghan||Warrington Wolves||28|
|2015||Jermaine McGillvary||Huddersfield Giants||27|
|2016||Denny Solomona||Castleford Tigers||40|
|2017||Greg Eden||Castleford Tigers||38|
|2018||Ben Barba||St. Helens||28|
|2019||Tommy Makinson||St. Helens||23|
|1996||Bobbie Goulding||St. Helens||257|
|1997||Andrew Farrell||Wigan Warriors||243|
|1998||Iestyn Harris||Leeds Rhinos||255|
|1999||Iestyn Harris||Leeds Rhinos||325|
|2000||Sean Long||St. Helens||390|
|2001||Andrew Farrell||Wigan Warriors||388|
|2002||Paul Deacon||Bradford Bulls||301|
|2003||Paul Deacon||Bradford Bulls||286|
|2004||Kevin Sinfield||Leeds Rhinos||277|
|2005||Paul Deacon||Bradford Bulls||322|
|2006||Jamie Lyon||St. Helens||316|
|2007||Pat Richards||Wigan Warriors||248|
|2008||Pat Richards||Wigan Warriors||269|
|2009||Pat Richards||Wigan Warriors||252|
|2010||Pat Richards||Wigan Warriors||288|
|2011||Jamie Foster||St. Helens||330|
|2012||Scott Dureau||Catalans Dragons||281|
|2013||Danny Brough||Huddersfield Giants||208|
|2014||Marc Sneyd||Castleford Tigers||224|
|2015||Luke Gale||Castleford Tigers||247|
|2016||Luke Gale||Castleford Tigers||262|
|2017||Luke Gale||Castleford Tigers||317|
|2018||Danny Richardson||St Helens||296|
|2003||Craig Greenhill||Hull F.C.||3,594|
|2004||Michael Korkidas||Wakefield Trinity||4,084|
|2005||Terry O'Connor||Widnes Vikings||4,104|
|2006||Danny Nutley||Castleford Tigers||3,372|
|2007||James Roby||St. Helens||3,303|
|2008||James Graham||St. Helens||3,774|
|2009||James Graham||St. Helens||4,752|
|2010||James Graham||St. Helens||4,036|
|2011||James Roby||St. Helens||5,000|
|2012||James Roby||St. Helens||3,971|
|2013||Jamie Peacock||Leeds Rhinos||4,040|
|2014||Matty Russell||Warrington Wolves||3,546|
|2015||Alex Walmsley||St. Helens||4,092|
|2016||Chris Hill||Warrington Wolves||3,983|
|2017||Alex Walmsley||St. Helens||4,256|
|2018||Bill Tupou||Wakefield Trinity||4,114|
|2019||Tommy Makinson||St. Helens||3,803|
The player making most tackles in the regular season.
|2009||Malcolm Alker||Salford Red Devils||981|
|2010||Dallas Johnson||Catalans Dragons||1,106|
|2011||Danny Houghton||Hull F.C.||1,060|
|2012||Danny Washbrook||Wakefield Trinity Wildcats||991|
|2013||Danny Houghton||Hull F.C.||1,179|
|2015||James Roby||St. Helens||1,054|
|2016||Danny Houghton||Hull F.C.||1,359|
|2017||Danny Houghton||Hull F.C.||1,123|
|2018||Paul McShane||Castleford Tigers||1,160|
|2019||Danny Houghton||Hull F.C.||1,259|
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