Tom Bergin Trophy

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The Tom Bergin Trophy is an award given to the man-of-the-match in the annual Championship Grand Final. The award is named after Tom Bergin, a former president of the Rugby League Writers' Association and former editor for the Salford City Reporter. The trophy was first awarded in the Second Division Premiership Final of the 1986–87 season.

The Championship Grand Final was the championship-deciding game of the Championship competition via the playoffs.

The Rugby League Writers' Association is made up from accredited members of the English news media who write about rugby league in newspapers or present for television and radio programmes.

The Rugby Football League Championship Second Division was founded in 1902 and was the second tier of professional rugby league in the UK until 2003.


In 1998, the Divisional Premiership final was replaced with a play-off system, and the trophy continued to be used as a man-of-the-match award for the Grand Final of the play-offs.



1986–87 Gary Ainsworth Swinton Hunslet
1987–88 Des Foy Oldham Featherstone Rovers
1988–89 Mark Aston Sheffield Eagles Swinton
1989–90 Mike Ford Oldham Hull Kingston Rovers
1990–91 Steve Kerry Salford Red Devils Halifax
1991–92 Daryl Powell Sheffield Eagles Oldham
1992–93 Paul Newlove Featherstone Rovers Workington Town
1993–94 Dean Marwood Workington Town London Crusaders
1994–95 Martin Wood Keighley Cougars Huddersfield
1995–96 Not awardedNot awardedNot awarded
1996 Cliff Eccles Salford Reds Keighley Cougars
1997 Craig Weston Huddersfield Giants Hull
1998 Richard Chapman Featherstone Rovers Wakefield Trinity
1999 Latham Tawhai Hunslet Hawks Dewsbury Rams
2000 Mick Higham Leigh Centurions Dewsbury Rams
2001 Phil Cantillon Widnes Vikings Oldham
2002 Chris Thorman Huddersfield Giants Leigh Centurions
2003 Gavin Clinch Salford City Reds Leigh Centurions
2004 Neil Turley Leigh Centurions Whitehaven
2005 Brad Davis Castleford Tigers Whitehaven
2006 Jonny Woodcock Sheffield Eagles Swinton Lions
2007 Danny Brough Castleford Tigers Widnes Vikings
2008 ?
2009 Ben Black Halifax Barrow Raiders
2010 Tommy Saxton Featherstone Rovers Halifax
2011 Liam Finn Featherstone Rovers Sheffield Eagles
2012 Michael Knowles Sheffield Eagles Featherstone Rovers
2013 Dominic Brambani Sheffield Eagles Batley Bulldogs
2014 Martyn Ridyard Leigh Centurions Featherstone Rovers

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