Stefan Ratchford picked up another three Man of Steel points in round 14 to close the gap on leader Blake Austin.
A member of the panel will watch each Super League game in 2019 and award points to the three outstanding: three points for their chosen standout performer, two points for the runner-up, and one point for their third ranked player.
The scores will be made public every week until round 22 in mid-July. After that, the poll will be hidden until the awards dinner in October.
Super League round 14’s points winners:
Wigan Warriors v London Broncos:
Jake Shorrocks (3), Luke Yates (2), Joe Greenwood (1).
Castleford Tigers v Warrington Wolves:
Stefan Ratchford (3), Blake Austin (2), Liam Watts (1).
Salford Red Devils v Leeds Rhinos:
Robert Lui (3), Adam Walker (2), Lee Mossop (1).
Hull FC v Catalans Dragons:
Brayden Wiliame (3), Sam Tomkins (2), Mickael Goudemand (1).
Hull KR v St Helens:
Kevin Naiqama (3), Theo Fages (2), Alex Walmsley (1)
Huddersfield Giants v Wakefield Trinity:
David Fifita (3), Ryan Hampshire (2), Ben Reynolds (1).
Top 10 leaderboard:
1 Blake Austin (20)
2 David Fifita (18)
3 Jackson Hastings (15)
4 Stefan Ratchford (15)
5 James Roby (14)
6 Liam Watts (13)
7 Marc Sneyd (12)
8 Lachlan Coote (12)
9 Danny Brough (11)
10 Jonny Lomax (9)
= Paul McShane (9)