Blake Austin overtakes James Roby at top of Man of Steel leaderboard

Photo courtesy of Richard Long

Blake Austin’s three Man of Steel points from round nine has seen him overtake James Roby at the top of the leaderboard.

A member of the Man of Steel panel will watch each Super League game in 2019 and award points to three standout players: three points for their man of the match, two points for the runner-up, and one point for their third-ranked player.

The scores will be made public every week,until Round 22 in mid-July. After that, the poll will be hidden until the awards dinner in October.

Super League round nine’s Man of Steel points winners: 

Hull KR v Leeds Rhinos:

Danny McGuire (3), Konrad Hurrell (2), Craig Hall (1).

Warrington Wolves v London Broncos:

Blake Austin (3), Joe Philbin (2), Tom Lineham (1).

Wigan Warriors v Castleford Tigers:

Oliver Gildart (3), Adam Milner (2), Liam Watts (1).

Wakefield Trinity v Huddersfield Giants:

David Fifita (3), Reece Lyne (2), Darnell McIntosh (1).

Catalans Dragons v St Helens:

Sam Tomkins (3), Tony Gigot (2), Tommy Makinson (1).

Salford Red Devils v Hull FC:

Josh Griffin (3), Marc Sneyd (2), Niall Evalds (1).

Top 10 leaderboard: 

1 Blake Austin (12)

2 James Roby (12)

3 David Fifita (10)

4 Stefan Ratchford (10)

5 Danny Brough (9)

6 Paul McShane (9)

7 George Williams (7)

8 Jamie Shaul (7)

9 Liam Watts (7)

10 Daryl Clark (7)

= Marc Sneyd (7)

= Niall Evalds (7)