21 Apr 2019

Man of Steel: Round 11 Picks

Three points separate the top six in the Betfred Steve Prescott MBE Man of Steel standings.

A member of the panel will watch each Betfred Super League game in 2019 and award points to the three outstanding players: 3 points for their chosen stand-out performer, two points for the runner-up, and 1-point for their third ranked player. 

The scores will be made public every week, until Round 22 in mid-July. After that, the poll will be hidden until the Awards Ceremony in October.

Castleford Tigers vs Wakefield Trinity (Liam Watts)

The build-up to Thursday night's fixture between Castleford Tigers and Wakefield Trinity heavily involved Liam Watts and rival prop David Fifita. It was Watts’ side that finished the game on top after 80 minutes, and Watts who picked up 3 Man of Steel points. 

London Broncos vs Catalans Dragons (Matt Whitley)

Signed from Widnes Vikings at the end of the 2018 season, Matt Whitley helped Catalans Dragons to victory in the capital; he scored two tries, made an assist, 15 tackles, 127 metres and 3 clean breaks.

Hull FC vs Hull KR (Albert Kelly)

Albert Kelly has recently been starting as one of Hull’s interchanges, his impact when used has been immense. On Good Friday; he scored a try, assisted a try, made nine tackle busts, 126 metres and two clean breaks.

Wigan Warriors vs St Helens (Luke Thompson) 

Luke Thompson was influential going forward by breaking tackles for St Helens and as always, he was solid in defence. He assisted a try, made 23 tackles, six tackle busts, 160 metres and eight clean breaks. 

Leeds Rhinos vs Huddersfield Giants (Brad Dwyer)

Brad Dwyer’s 2019 season will be remembered for that astonishing drop goal against Castleford Tigers during golden point. He’s been one of Rhinos’ stand-out players in a tough season so far. He scored a try, assisted three tries and made 4 tackles busts. 

Warrington Wolves vs Salford Red Devils (Jackson Hastings) 

Jackson Hastings has moved into the top 10 of the Man of Steel leaderboard after picking up three points during his sides shock defeat over Warrington Wolves. Hastings assisted a try, made 137 metres and six attacking kicks.

Full List of Round 11 Points:

3 Points: Liam Watts, Matt Whitley, Albert Kelly, Luke Thompson, Brad Dwyer & Jackson Hastings

2: Points Mason Caton-Brown, Lewis Tierney, Marc Sneyd, James Roby, Nathan Peteru & Krisnan Inu

1 Point: Peter Mata’utia, Greg Bird, Mark Minichiello, Lachlan Coote, Oliver Russell & Robert Lui