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Super League announces date for Awards night

Super League have announced the 2021 Super League Awards will be shown on Sky Sports – on Monday 4 October at 8pm.

Sky Sports presenter Brian Carney will host the annual awards, which recognise the best individual performances over the course of the season in categories such as Super League Young Player of the Year, Coach of the Year and the Spirit of Super League.

The show will end with the announcement of the Woman of Steel – the outstanding player in the Women’s Super League in 2021 – and Steve Prescott MBE Man of Steel for 2021.

The Top Try Scorer and Top Tackler Awards are still being contested into the final round of the regular season, meaning this week’s games have extra significance for certain players.

With Hull FC’s Danny Houghton unlikely to play due to injury, it looks like a two-horse race between Wigan Warriors pair Sam Powell and Joe Shorrocks in the Top Tackler rankings. Powell has made 807 tackles so far this season with Shorrocks slightly behind on 794.

Ken Sio of Salford Red Devils is currently the league’s top try-scorer with 17 so far this season, just ahead of Hull KR’s Ryan Hall with 15, with Fouad Yaha of Catalans Dragons and Jake Mamo of Warrington Wolves on 14.

Super League chief commercial officer Rhodri Jones said: “Working with Sky Sports and broadcasting this to their audience allows people to be able to see and recognise the significant efforts our players and coaches have made this season. It gives us a great way to be able to celebrate the best of the 2021 Betfred Super League season.

“It has been another challenging year but what has remained constant has been the exceptional performance levels displayed by every Super League player.

“Our players have been magnificent. The commitment they have shown to their clubs and fans has been a credit to the game.”

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