3 Mar 2020

Man of Steel: Round Five

Who was awarded Man of Steel points in round five of the Betfred Super League?

Hull KR v Castleford Tigers

3 points: Paul McShane

The hookers good start to the season continues, and he retains his place at the top of the Man of Steel rankings. McShane was instrumental in the Tigers' win over KR. He controlled the game in the middle of the park and his break instigated Castleford's first try.

2 points: Danny Richardson

Richardson's Castleford career has got off to the best possible start. He was impressive again against KR, registering a try, an assist and 12 points. 

1 point: Jordan Rankin

The 28-year-old picks up Man of Steel points for the second week on the bounce. He made over 100 metres for the fourth time in five matches.

Leeds Rhinos v Warrington Wolves

3 points: Richie Myler

Myler deputised at full-back superbly for Jack Walker for Leeds, and his man-of-the-match effort is rewarded with three Man of Steel points. He crossed for his teams second try and also provided three assists against his former club.

2 points: Rhyse Martin

Only playing in his second match of the season, Martin played a major role for the Rhinos on Friday evening. He kicked six goals and put in an impactful performance around the park.

1 point: Konrad Hurrell

The centre moves into 11th on the Man of Steel standings with his fourth point of the season.

Toronto Wolfpack v St Helens

3 points: Jonny Lomax

The Saints half continued his great start in 2020. He scored St Helens' first two tries and set the tone in what was a comfortable win for Kristian Woolf's side over the Wolfpack.

2 points: Zeb Taia

The experienced back rower sometimes goes under the radar, but he always goes about his business in an effective manner. A dependable operator who stood out for Saints on Saturday. 

1 point: Tommy Makinson

Makinson did not manage to get over for a try but kicked six goals and was a constant threat to the Toronto defenders. 

Huddersfield Giants v Wigan Warriors

3 points: Liam Marshall

Three tries and three Man of Steel points for Liam Marshall. The Giants could not handle the Warriors' winger, and his second score might already be try of the season. Moves into the top 10 of the Man of Steel standings. 

2 points: Jackson Hastings

The reigning Man of Steel is finding his feet at his new club and his exploits on Sunday see him earn two Man of Steel points. Moreover, he now sits top of the assists chart, with seven. 

1 point: Sam Powell

Powell score his first try of the season on Sunday and also provided an assist. His first Man of Steel point of 2020. 

Hull FC v Catalans Dragons

3 points: Sam Tomkins

What a season Tomkins is having so far.  He followed up his hat-trick against Castleford with a fantastic outing at the KCOM Stadium on Sunday. The Dragons were behind for long periods, but they snatched a last minute win, with Tomkins being the main contributor. 

2 points: Samisoni Langi

A lively and threatening performance from the winger - crossing for the all-important try that helped bring the game level. 

1 point: Manu Ma'u

The Tongan international went over for his first FC try and showed off his powerful running game to his new clubs home crowd.

Salford Red Devils v Wakefield Trinity

3 points: Max Jowitt

Usually a full-back, Jowitt excelled in the halves at the AJ Bell Stadium. He scored Trinity's opening try and kicked three goals as his team emerged 22-12 victors over the 2019 runners-up.

2 points:  Bill Tupou

Tupou scored with a lovely acrobatic finish in Sunday's win and gets two points to move onto the Man of Steel leaderboard. 

1 point: Ken Sio

One of the few bright spots on what was a difficult day for the Red Devils. Sio twice dotted down and now has four tries this season.