Castleford dominate League Express Readers Poll awards

Castleford Tigers were the big winners in the League Express Readers’ Poll.

The League Leaders’ Shield winners earned the three major awards after an outstanding breakthrough year in 2017.

The Tigers were voted as the club of the year by League Express voters, while Luke Gale and Daryl Powell were named as the Super League player and coach of the year.

Five Castleford players were selected in the Super League team of the year, with Gale joined by Zak Hardaker, Greg Eden, Grant Millington and Mike McMeeken.

It caps off a fantastic 2017 for the Tigers, who will be keen to go one step further this year.

St Helens youngster Regan Grace was named the young player of the year and best domestic newcomer while new Hull KR signing Danny McGuire won the mature player of the year accolade after guiding Leeds to Grand Final glory.

McGuire’s former teammate, Matt Parcell, comfortably won the best overseas newcomer award.

In the Championship, Shaun Lunt and Andrew Henderson were voted as the best player and coach respectively, while new Leigh signing Craig Hall and York’s James Ford were named as the League 1 winners.

Awards winners:

Super League Player of the Year: Luke Gale

Super League Coach of the Year: Daryl Powell

Club of the Year: Castleford Tigers

Super League Young Player of the Year: Regan Grance

Super League Mature Player of the Year: Danny McGuire

Super League Club Captain of the Year: Gareth Ellis

Best Domestic Newcomer: Regan Grace

Best Overseas Newcomer: Matt Parcell

Player Who Will Be Missed Most: Zak Hardaker

Super League Team of the Year: Zak Hardaker, Greg Eden, Kallum Watkins, Mark Percival, Jermaine McGillvary, Albert Kelly, Luke Gale, Alex Walmsley, Matt Parcell, Grant Millington, Ben Murdoch-Masila, Mike McMeeken, Gareth Ellis.

Championship Player of the Year; Shaun Lunt

Championship Coach of the Year: Andrew Henderson

League 1 Player of the Year: Craig Hall

League 1 Coach of the Year: James Ford

The full results, detailing the top five people in each category and the percentage of votes they earned can be discovered in the new League Express. Buy now in stores or online at