REVEALED: The 21 former players on the Man of Steel panel

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REVEALED: The 21 former players on the Man of Steel panel

Post by josie andrews » Mon Feb 11, 2019 10:12 pm

The full 21-strong panel who will decide this season’s Steve Prescott Man of Steel has been revealed by Chairman Ellery Hanley MBE.

Hanley was joined by Linzi Prescott today in Leeds to unveil the full list of former players who will be awarding points throughout the season.

One player from the 21 will be designated to choose the top three players from each Super League game this season and these will be made public until Round 22.

From this point, the rankings will be hidden until the Awards Ceremony which takes place in October, with James Roby the early leader after the first two rounds.



The Steve Prescott MBE Man of Steel Panel

*denotes previous Man of Steel winner

^ denotes inducted into Hall of Fame

Ellery Hanley MBE*^ (Panel Chairman)

Denis Betts*

Phil Clarke

Paul Cooke

Eorl Crabtree

Jonathan Davies OBE*

Jerome Guisset

Robbie Hunter-Paul

Chris Joynt

Andy Lynch

Barrie McDermott

Adrian Morley

Terry O’Connor

Martin Offiah MBE*^

Jamie Peacock MBE*

Mal Reilly OBE^

Jason Robinson OBE

Garry Schofield OBE*^

Paul Sculthorpe MBE*

Keith Senior

Johnny Whiteley MBE^


Panel chairman Hanley said: “The major new approach will see a panellist allocated matches to watch from the Betfred Super League and award points to his three outstanding players: 3 points for their chosen Man of the Match, 2 points for the runner-up, and 1 point for the third-ranked player.

“The panel is an outstanding group of former players from across the generations who have experience of playing at the very top of the game, with seven of the group being Man of Steel winners and five inducted into the Hall of Fame. Their insight is priceless and will shape the worthy winner of the game’s ultimate individual accolade.”

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Re: REVEALED: The 21 former players on the Man of Steel panel

Post by josie andrews » Tue Feb 12, 2019 10:16 am

Eight former Wigan stars on Steve Prescott Man of Steel Award panel

Eight former Wigan players are among a panel of who's who chosen to select the 2019 Steve Prescott Man of Steel.

The 21-strong panel, chaired by three-time Man of Steel winner Ellery Hanley, also includes former Wigan stars Martin Offiah, Denis Betts, Phil Clarke, Jerome Guisset, Barrie McDermott, Terry O'Connor and dual-code international Jason Robinson.

Rugby League Hall of Fame members Malcolm Reilly and Johnny Whiteley and ex-England captains Jamie Peacock and Paul Sculthorpe are also included.

The full panel, which also includes former French international Guisset, was unveiled at a launch in Leeds, where the points awarded from the second round of Betfred Super League were announced.

Under a new structure introduced as part of Super League chief executive Robert Elstone's #NewBeginnings theme, the panel members are each week allocated matches from which they select the top three players.

The scores are announced each week until round 22 in mid-July when the leaderboard will be hidden until the awards ceremony in October.

More recently, the prestigious award was determined by a poll of current Super League players but not all of them took the task seriously.

Elstone said: "It feels wholly appropriate that the game's highest individual award, with over 40 years of heritage, be selected by a panel of iconic and multi-decorated former players."

The full panel comprises Ellery Hanley, Denis Betts, Phil Clarke, Paul Cooke, Eorl Crabtree, Jonathan Davies, Jerome Guisset, Robbie Hunter-Paul, Chris Joynt, Andy Lynch, Barrie McDermott, Adrian Morley, Terry O'Connor, Martin Offiah, Jamie Peacock, Mal Reilly, Jason Robinson, Garry Schofield, Paul Sculthorpe, Keith Senior and Johnny Whiteley.

Hanley said: "The panel is an outstanding group of former players from across the generations who have experience of playing at the very top of the game, with seven of the group being Man of Steel winners and five inducted into the Hall of Fame.

"Their insight is priceless and will shape the worthy winner of the game's ultimate individual accolade."

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Anyone can support a team when it is winning, that takes no courage.
But to stand behind a team, to defend a team when it is down and really needs you,
that takes a lot of courage.

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