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 an idea of who will win after 29 round (hopefully being the key word)!
Last week saw Jackson Hastings extend his lead at the top with Blake Austin out injured, while Sam Tomkins also moved up into sixth.
Here’s who we think won this week’s points:
Warrington Wolves v St Helens
Teenage fullback Jack Welsby put in a performance ahead of his years as his side tamed the Wolves. His attacking prowess is among the best in the league.
3 points – Jack Welsby
2 points – Jonny Lomax
1 point – Stefan Ratchford
Leeds Rhinos v Catalan Dragons
Rhyse Martin showed exactly why the Rhinos were so keen to bring him in. His powerful long-range try and 10 conversions saw him score half of his side’s points on Friday.
3 points – Rhyse Martin
2 points – Richie Myler
1 point – Harry Newman
Wigan Warriors v Hull KR
George Williams ran the show for Wigan, scoring an excellent solo try and having a hand in several others.
3 points – George Williams
2 points – Liam Farrell
1 point – Dean Hadley
Castleford Tigers v London Broncos
Tigers fullback Jordan Rankin combined superbly with Jake Trueman to steer their side to victory. His elusive running game troubled the Broncos all evening.
3 points – Jordan Rankin
2 points – Jake Trueman
1 point – Jacques O’Neill
Salford Red Devils v Huddersfield Giants
Krisnan Inu scored 20 of Salford’s 32 points and was a constant thorn in the Giants side with his strong attack and defence.
3 points – Krisnan Inu
2 points – Jackson Hastings
1 point – Oliver Russell
Wakefield Trinity v Hull FC
Marc Sneyd kicked Wakefield to death all afternoon. His left boot was in stellar form, while his running game earned him a try.
3 points – Marc Sneyd
2 points – Ratu Naulago
1 point – Carlos Tuimavave
There’s two big movers this week. Marc Sneyd moves up from eighth to fourth after a superb display against Wakefield, while Jonny Lomax shifts into eighth from tenth after picking up two points. George Williams also moves into joint-ninth after his performance against Hull KR.
1. Jackson Hastings (Salford Red Devils) – 31
2. Blake Austin (Warrington Wolves) – 25
3. Liam Watts (Castleford Tigers) – 21
4. Marc Sneyd (Hull FC) – 20
5. David Fifita (Wakefield Trinity) – 18
6. Lachlan Coote (St Helens) – 18
7. Sam Tomkins (Catalan Dragons) – 18
8. Jonny Lomax (St Helens) – 18
9. Daryl Clark (Warrington Wolves) – 17
10. Jordan Abdull (London Broncos) – 17
11. George Williams (Wigan Warriors) – 17