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Joe Burgess wins Albert Goldthorpe Rookie of the Year medal

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Joe Burgess has been awarded the League Express Albert Goldthorpe Rookie of the Year Medal. The Wigan winger, who has just turned 20, made his debut for the Warriors as an 18-year-old in August 2013 against Hull KR, adding one more appearance last season before enjoying a meteoric rise to prominence in 2014, scoring 17 tries in 20 Super League appearances ... Read More »

Albert Goldthorpe Rookie of the Year: The candidates

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In this week’s edition of League Express, our weekly poll exclusively revealed the candidates which comprise the shortlist for the Albert Goldthorpe Rookie of the Year Medal. Previously won by stars such as Sam Tomkins and John Bateman, the medal rewards the best “rookie” to have appeared in Super League across a season. To qualify, players must have played fewer ... Read More »

Goldthorpe Rookie of the Year shortlist revealed

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A five-strong shortlist for the Albert Goldthorpe Rookie of the Year medal has been unveiled in today’s League Express. Editor Martyn Sadler has revealed the names of those in contention and also given readers a chance to both vote for the winner and suggest anyone who may have been overlooked. “The five players we have decided to shortlist are Joe ... Read More »

Super League: Albert Goldthorpe team of the season

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League Express newspaper has revealed its team of the season based purely on points scored in the Albert Goldthorpe Medal table. Designed to reward Super League’s top player – just like the Man of Steel – the annual award in a similar way to the Dally M Medal in Australia, with reporters distributing points to three players per match. The ... Read More »

Goldthorpe Medal: Final tables confirmed

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Both the individual and team tables for the 2014 Albert Goldthorpe Medal were finalised when Super League completed its 27th round of the season at the weekend. As revealed last week, Huddersfield Giants stand-off Danny Brough was the overall winner with a round to spare, grabbing his third prestigious medal and the second in two years. His closest competitor was ... Read More »

Goldthorpe v Man of Steel: Which rewards Rugby League ability?

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Martyn Sadler, the editor of Rugby League Express, celebrates another Albert Goldthorpe Medal for Danny Brough, and compares the criteria for the award to the Steve Prescoss Man of Steel award… This is a modified version of an article that first appeared in this week’s Rugby League Express. A lot of people ask me about the differences between the Albert ... Read More »

Super League: Albert Goldthorpe team of the week

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Every week in League Express newspaper, three stand-out players from all seven Super League matches are awarded points (ranging from one to three depending on their influence on that particular game) that decide who wins the prestigious Albert Goldthorpe medal – an annual accolade created by the newspaper to reward the fairest and best player of the season. *YOU CAN ... Read More »

Danny Brough wins Albert Goldthorpe Medal with a week to spare

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Huddersfield Giants star Danny Brough has successfully retained the Albert Goldthorpe Medal, with one round of Super League fixtures still remaining. Brough, who won the Albert Goldthorpe Medal in 2008 and 2013, and is the reigning Man of Steel, clinched the Medal when he was awarded three points for his performance in the Giants’ 38-28 victory against Hull FC at ... Read More »

Super League: Albert Goldthorpe team of the week

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Every week in League Express newspaper, three stand-out players from all seven Super League matches are awarded points (ranging from one to three depending on their influence on that particular game) that decide who wins the prestigious Albert Goldthorpe medal – an annual accolade created by the newspaper to reward the fairest and best player of the season. *YOU CAN ... Read More »

Brough on course for Goldthorpe hat-trick

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Huddersfield Giants captain Danny Brough has called on his side to be more “ruthless” at the business end of the season, after they threw away a comfortable lead to eventually draw against top-four rivals Warrington in Super League Round 25. The Giants looked in complete control when leading 23-6, largely thanks to an imperious performance from Brough, before Warrington ran ... Read More »

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