Barba named Man of Steel

Ben Barba has been named the Super League Man of Steel.

The 29-year-old set the competition alight at the start of the season and was named the competition’s best player by his peers, making him the sixth Australia to win the award.

Barba saw off competition from team-mate James Roby and John Bateman, capping off his stay in Super League as he heads back to the NRL next season.

Meanwhile, Georgia Roche wrote her name into the history books as Castleford’s 17-year-old became the inaugural Woman of Steel.

Shaun Wane was named coach of the year ahead of his departure from Wigan while Castleford’s Jacob Trueman was named young player of the year.

Hit Man Paul McShane (Castleford Tigers)

Metre Maker Bill Tupou (Wakefield Trinity)

Top Gun Luke Gale (Castleford Tigers)

Top Try Scorer Ben Barba (St Helens)

Foundation of the Year Leeds Rhinos Foundation

Club of the Year Warrington Wolves

Coach of the Year Shaun Wane (Wigan Warriors)

Young Player of the Year Jacob Trueman (Castleford Tigers)

Woman of Steel Georgia Roche (Castleford Tigers)

Steve Prescott MBE Man of Steel Ben Barba (St Helens)