Former St Helens star and now pundit for Sky Sports and BBC Jon Wilkin was nominated for the Sports Journalism Awards Pundit of the Year.
However, at last night’s event he missed out on the award as Ally McCoist picked up the award.
Likewise Channel 4’s coverage of Super League also missed out on the award for the best coverage.
However, there was one rugby league winner last night.
The documentary following the life of Rugby League legend Rob Burrow MBE, who was diagnosed with motor neurone disease (MND) in December 2019 aired at the end of last year during the World Cup.
Called ‘Rob Burrow: Living with MND’, the half hour documentary follows the award-winning documentary called ‘Rob Burrow: My year with MND’ and now the same team behind that documentary take an intimate look at his life now.
Since he was diagnosed, Burrow has defied the odds, becoming an ambassador for all those impacted by the disease, while inspiring vital fundraising with the love and support of Rob’s family, friends and the wider Rugby League community.
The documentary shows how the disease impacts his wife, Lindsey, their three young children Macy (10), Maya (7), and Jackson (3), his parents Geoff and Irene, as well as former teammate at Leeds Rhinos, Kevin Sinfield OBE, who has raised millions for MND research.
Rob is shown at some of his most intimate and vulnerable moments in this story of courage and never giving up, with those around him also showing incredible strength and bravery.
Unsurprisingly after what was a moving insight into his and his family’s battle, the documentary has won an award at tonight’s Sports Journalism Awards.
It was crowned Television Documentary of the Year last night.