24 Apr 2019

Man of Steel: Round 12 Picks

Three points separate the top seven in the 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.

Hull KR v Warrington Wolves (Blake Austin)

Blake Austin returns to the top of the Man of Steel standings after picking up three-points in Warrington’s convincing win over KR on Easter Monday. Austin scored a try; assisted two, made nine tackle busts, 134 metres, and three clean breaks. 

Salford Red Devils v Wigan Warriors (Jackson Hastings)

Salford Red Devils lost a closely fought contest at the AJ Bell Stadium against Wigan, but their superstar, Jackson Hastings picked up another three points. He assisted two tries, made eight attacking kicks, six tackle busts and 151 metres. 

St Helens vs Hull FC (Jonny Lomax) 

St Helens are flying high at the top of the Super League table; they have four players in the top 20 standings for Man of Steel. Jonny Lomax has moved into ninth position after Saints’ demolition of FC; he scored two tries, assisted three, made 16 tackle busts and four clean breaks. 

Wakefield Trinity v Leeds Rhinos (Lee Kershaw)

19-year-old Lee Kershaw had a Super League debut to remember after he scored a try for Wakefield Trinity. He opened the scoring in Trinity’s 26-24 victory over Leeds, he also made seven tackle busts and 206 metres. 

Huddersfield Giants v London Broncos (Jermaine McGillvary)

Jermaine McGillvary picked up his first three Man of Steel points after Giants beat London Broncos at the John Smith’s Stadium. McGillvary scored two tries, made four tackle busts, two clean breaks and 182 metres. 

Catalans Dragons v Castleford Tigers (Sam Tomkins)

Sam Tomkins has now picked up seven Man of Steel points after being awarded 3-points for his display against Castleford Tigers in Perpignan on Monday. Tomkins scored a try, assisted a try, and scored six goals. 

Full list of Round 12 points: 

3 Points:  Blake Austin, Jackson Hastings, Jonny Lomax, Lee Kershaw, Jermaine McGillvary & Sam Tomkins

2 Points: Stefan Ratchford, Joe Greenwood, Kevin Naiqama, Ryan Hampshire, James Cunningham & Tony Gigot

1 Point: Sitaleki Akauola, Adam Walker, Lachlan Coote, Ben Jones-Bishop, Rhys Williams & Greg Bird