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Your club’s best chance at winning the Man of Steel in 2023: Salford Red Devils

Rugby league is littered with prestigious awards.

There is the golden boot award for the best international player, the Harry Sunderland Award is given to the man who stands out in the Super League Grand Final, the Lance Todd trophy goes to the Man of the Match in the Challenge Cup Final.

But the Steve Prescott Man of Steel is the biggest individual honour a Super League player can pick up.

In most sports, the player of the year exclusively goes to a team from the Champions, but not in rugby league.

In 2022 the Man of Steel came from sixth, in 2020 from eighth and in 2011 the Man of Steel winner finished ninth in the league.

So, any team can have a player who wins the Man of Steel so we’re looking at every club’s biggest chance at winning the honour in 2023.

So, which Salford Red Devils player stands out as their best chance at winning the Man of Steel?

As the home of the current Man of Steel and perhaps Super League’s best player at present, this pick is clear: Brodie Croft.

However, the likes of star centre Tim Lafai, fullback Ryan Brierley and hooker Andy Ackers could all be in the mix if they build on their 2022 form.

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