Man of Steel 2022: James Roby earns maximum points on 500th appearance

James Roby St Helens Man of Steel Casualty Ward

St Helens captain James Roby claimed three Steve Prescott Man of Steel points on his 500th club appearance against Leeds.

Roby, 36, became the fourth player to reach the milestone for the club. The hooker joins Kel Coslett (531), Eric Chisnall (523) and Billy Benyon (514).

He claimed three Man of Steel points following their dominant 26-0 victory at Headingley Stadium last Friday. It also sees the England international earn his first points of the season so far.

Team-mate Jonny Lomax claimed two points, while forward Morgan Knowles received one.

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Wigan 19-18 Hull

Another impressive display saw full-back Jai Field claim three more points following his side’s victory on Thursday over Hull. It takes his tally to 15 for the season, leading the way in the table.

Back-rower Liam Farrell claimed two points. Australian half-back Cade Cust earned his first point of the season.

Huddersfield 28-12 Catalans

Chris Hill doubles his total tally as the Huddersfield forward picked up three points following his man of the match performance against the Dragons.

Josh Jones collects two points, while hooker Danny Levi receives one.

Hull KR 34-18 Warrington

Matt Parcell impressed in his side’s victory over Warrington at Craven Park on Friday. The hooker picks up all three points on offer, taking his total tally to five for the season.

Crossing for two tries either side of half-time, winger Ryan Hall earns two Man of Steel points – his first of the season. Returning full-back Lachlan Coote also picked up his first point of the season.

Castleford 32-6 Toulouse 

Inspiring try-scoring forward Liam Watts received three points following Castleford’s second win of the season. Bureta Faraimo and Kenny Edwards both received their first points of the season with two and one respectively.

Wakefield 30-24 Salford

England World Cup hopeful Tom Johnstone inspired Wakefield to a 30-24 win over Salford before leaving the action at half-time due to injury. The winger was rewarded with three Man of Steel points.

Head coach Willie Poching confirmed that taking his winger off the field was a precautionary move. He expects his in-form man to be fit to face Wigan in the Challenge Cup quarter-finals next Sunday.

Despite the defeat, Marc Sneyd collected two points. Corey Hall also got his first point of the season.

Leaderboard

  • 1 Jai Field (15)
  • 2 Sione Mata’utia (10)
  • 3 Tui Lolohea (8)
  • 4 Jake Connor (6)
  • = Mason Lino (6)
  • = Mike McMeeken (6)

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About Josh McAllister 1307 Articles
Journalist. Joined the Love Rugby League team full time at the start of 2022 having been a freelance reporter for several years. Previously media manager for Swinton and Rochdale.

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