Lachlan Coote closes gap on the leaders in Man of Steel race

Lachlan Coote is up to third in the Super League Man of Steel race.

The St Helens full-back has been one of the stand-out performers this season for the league leaders in his first season since arriving from the NRL.

A Man of the Match performance in the thrashing of Hull on Friday moves him on to 18 points, level with Wakefield prop David Fifita.

There’s no change at the top, where Warrington’s Blake Austin still leads the way on 25 points, three ahead of Salford’s Jackson Hastings.

George Williams moves in to the top 10 after picking up all three points in Wigan’s win over Hull KR.

The standings are published publicly for the last time next week, before a blackout until the Man of Steel awards dinner on October 6.

The Panel votes from Round 21 of the Betfred Super League were as below; 

Salford Red Devils v Huddersfield Giants

3pts – Kruise Leeming

2pts – Darnell McIntosh

1pt – Matty English

Hull FC v St Helens

3pts – Lachlan Coote

2pts – Jonny Lomax

1pt – Theo Fages

Wigan Warriors v Hull KR

3pts – George Williams

2pts – Liam Farrell

1pt – Zak Hardaker

Catalans Dragons v Wakefield Trinity

3pts – Tony Gigot

2pts – Mickey McIlorum

1pt – Brayden Williame

London Broncos v Warrington Wolves

3pts – Ben Currie

2pts – Daryl Clark

1pt – Matty Davies

Castleford Tigers v Leeds Rhinos

3pts – Jack Walker

2pts – Trent Merrin

1pt – Paul McShane

Current Top 10 – Steve Prescott Man of Steel

  1. Blake Austin (25 pts)
  2. Jackson Hastings (22 pts)
  3. David Fifita (18 pts)
  4. Lachlan Coote (18 pts)
  5. Liam Watts (17 pts)
  6. Daryl Clark (17 pts)
  7. Jonny Lomax (16 pts)
  8. George Williams (15 pts)
  9. Stefan Ratchford (15 pts)
  10. Albert Kelly (14 pts)