Danny Houghton scoops Top Tackler award

Drew Darbyshire

Hull FC hooker Danny Houghton will pick up the Top Tackler honour for the fifth time at the Super League Awards evening on October 6.

The 30-year-old completed 1,259 tackles in 26 appearances for the Black and Whites in 2019.

Houghton averaged just over 48 tackles per match, with his nearest rival being London forward Luke Yates, who completed 1,211 tackles.

Hull coach Lee Radford said: “Danny’s defensive efforts week in, week out are unbelievable – but they are so consistent they have almost become the norm.

“His effort and work rate on both sides of the ball are a huge part of his game and they are a big part of what makes us tick.

“To be the top tackler in Super League again despite missing games is a phenomenal effort, but it is a measure of how hard he works in training to be consistently at the top of his game.”

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