Daryl Clark beat some quality competition to win the Steve Prescott Man of Steel award for 2014.
The Castleford Tigers hooker has been in superb form all season, and looks set to be England‘s starting dummy half in the forthcoming Four Nations tournament Down Under.
The 21-year-old beat Leeds Rhinos prop Jamie Peacock, Warrington forward Chris Hill and St Helens hooker James Roby to the award.
Clark also won the Young Player of the Year award, making him only the third player to take home both prizes since the inception of the awards in 1977.
Clark’s coach at Castleford, Daryl Powell, was handed the award for Coach of the Year, after taking the West Yorkshire club to the Challenge Cup final and the play-offs.
A host of other awards were handed out last night, at an awards dinner packed with the game’s great and good.
Full list of awards:
Top metre maker – Matty Russell (Warrington Wolves) – 3,546 metres
Top try-scorer – Joel Monaghan (Warrington Wolves) – 28 tries
Hit man – James Roby (St Helens) – 1,054 tackles
Top Gun – Luke Walsh (St Helens) – 78.57 per cent
Outstanding Achievement – Matt Diskin, John Clarke, Richard Horne, David Hodgson, Willie Manu, Martin Gleeson, Francis Meli
Foundation of the Year – Warrington Wolves
Club of the Year – Widnes Vikings
Young Player of the Year – Daryl Clark (Castleford Tigers)
Coach of the Year – Daryl Powell (Castleford Tigers)
Steve Prescott Man of Steel – Daryl Clark (Castleford Tigers)