SARL Man of Steel points: Round 23

With the Man of Steel points kept secret by Super League from Round 23 onwards, we thought it would be a good idea to predict the outcome of the award.

Each week our journalists will decide which players they think deserve the MOS points in their respective games, then we’ll add them to the overall standings and hopefully get a fairly accurate idea of who will win after 29 rounds (‘hopefully’ being the key word!).

Here’s this week’s points:

Wigan Warriors v Wakefield Trinity

Liam Farrell produced an outstanding display on Thursday, which included scoring a hat-trick of tries.

Liam Farrell banned

3 points – Liam Farrell

2 points – Zak Hardaker

1 point – Willie Isa

Hull KR v Huddersfield Giants

Lee Gaskell dominated the game, orchestrating the Giants’ attack with his running and kicking game.

Huddersfield Giants 26-4 Leigh Centurions

3 points – Lee Gaskell

2 points – Jermaine McGillvary

1 point – Matty English

Leeds Rhinos v Hull FC

Marc Sneyd was the Black and Whites’ hero, kicking five from five, including a nerveless late conversion from the touchline.

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3 points – Marc Sneyd

2 points – Jack Walker

1 point – Bureta Faraimo

London Broncos v St Helens

Jordan Abdull led from the front as the Broncos completed a league double over the league leaders. His general attack has been superb all season.

3 points – Jordan Abdull

2 points – Matty Fleming

1 point – Luke Yates

Salford Red Devils v Catalan Dragons

Salford centre Kris Welham marked his 300th career appearance with two tries with some excellent support play.

3 points – Kris Welham

2 points – Tui Lolohea

1 point – Jackson Hastings

Castleford Tigers v Warrington Wolves

Despite his opposite number being the prolific Blake Austin, young Jake Trueman produced a performance ahead of his years and completely outshone Warrington’s marquee man.

3 points – Jake Trueman

2 points – Jordan Rankin

1 point – Tuoyo Egodo

Overall standings:

  1. Jackson Hastings (Salford Red Devils) – 26
  2. Blake Austin (Warrington Wolves) – 25
  3. Liam Watts (Castleford Tigers) – 20
  4. David Fifita (Wakefield Trinity) – 18
  5. Lachlan Coote (St Helens) – 18
  6. Daryl Clark (Warrington Wolves) – 17
  7. Marc Sneyd (Hull FC) – 17
  8. Jordan Abdull (London Broncos) – 17
  9. Jonny Lomax (St Helens) – 16
  10. Sam Tomkins (Catalans Dragons) – 15