In 2019 a new format for awarding the Steve Prescott MBE Man of Steel was introduced, whereby a panel consisting of 21 respected former players voted on a match-by-match basis, awarding consistency throughout the season.
A member of the panel watches each Betfred Super League game throughout the season and award points to the three outstanding players: 3 points for their chosen man of the match, 2 for the runner-up, and 1 for the third-ranked player.
After the final round of the regular season, the top five players in the Man of Steel Leaderboard will be announced. Three panel members will then meet to ratify the winner.
Should a Betfred Super League fixture not be played due to COVID-19, or a player misses a fixture to represent England or the Combined Nations, this will not affect their points-per-game average, and thus not affect their overall position in the table.
The scores are made public every week from the first round of the season until Round 18. After that, the leaderboard will be hidden until the Awards Ceremony in October.