Jackson Hastings named 2019 Man of Steel

Drew Darbyshire

Salford half-back Jackson Hastings won the 2019 Steve Prescott Man of Steel award by some distance.

The Red Devils ace was 12 points clear ahead of the second-placed player in the Man of Steel rankings at the close of the regular season.

A panel of legends ranked the top three players in every game of the regular season using a three-two-one system.

Super League’s Young Player of the Year was St Helens prop Matty Lees, with the award being voted for by the rugby league media.

Saints boss Justin Holbrook won the Coach of the Year, having won the League Leaders’ Shield with just five games to go.

The Woman of Steel was Leeds half-back Courtney Hill, who was voted for by her fellow players.

The Top Tackler was Hull FC hooker Danny Houghton, who made 1,259 tackles in 2019 and has now won the award five times.

Super League’s Top Try Scorer was St Helens winger Tommy Makinson, who scored 23 tries and was named in the Dream Team for the third time.

The Foundation of the Year went to Warrington, with the award recognising the great work being done in their communities and across Physical Disability Rugby League and Learning Disability Super League.

Leeds veteran Jamie Jones-Buchanan picked up the Spirit of Super League award, having earned the respect of his peers in the game.

Hastings picked up the Fans’ Entertainer award, with fans from each club voting for the one player that got them on the edge of their seat more than any other.

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