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