Super League 2023: Man of Steel leaderboard

Drew Darbyshire
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Huddersfield’s rising star Will Pryce earned his first Man of Steel points of the season following his influential performance in the win over Castleford.

The 20-year-old was thrown into action sooner than anticipated from the bench following an injury to Theo Fages. But it didn’t take Pryce long to make his mark, scoring a try and playing a big part in the 36-6 home victory. He also won Sky Sports’ Player of the Match.

On his first appearance of the season, Oliver Russell also picked up two points, while captain Luke Yates picked up one.

Crossing for two tries during Thursday night’s fixture, Catalans back-rower Manu Ma’u picked up three points. The Dragons ended an 11-year drought after their victory at the DW Stadium in freezing conditions. Hooker Michael McIlorum picked up two points, and Mike McMeeken one.

Leeds’ Nene Macdonald was rewarded his first points of the season following his side’s hard-fought victory over Wakefield. Half-back Aidan Sezer collects two, and Cameron Smith one.

Veteran forward Sam Kasiano recorded his first Man of Steel points of the season with three, joined by Frankie Halton (2) and Peter Mata’utia (1).

The bookies’ Man of Steel favourite Edwin Ipape registered his first points of the season following Leigh’s 20-12 victory over world champions St Helens. John Asiata climbs into the top 10 leaderboard with a further two points. Josh Charnley picked up the final point.

Kicking 10 goals and scoring a try in Salford’s 60-14 win over Hull, Marc Sneyd collects three Man of Steel points. Andy Ackers picks up two, while Tim Lafai earned one.

Jordan Abdull still leads the way at the top of the leaderboard with nine points.

Man of Steel leaderboard – to be confirmed

1. Jordan Abdull (Hull KR) 9

2. George Williams (Warrington) 6

3. Aidan Sezer (Leeds) 5

4. Tex Hoy (Hull FC) 4

Tom Johnstone (Catalans) 4

Liam Marshall (Wigan) 4

Harry Smith (Wigan) 4

Michael McIlorum (Catalans) 4

John Asiata (Leigh) 4

Andy Ackers (Salford) 4

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