Hall can’t remember Lance Todd announcement

Leeds Rhinos winger Ryan Hall admits he can’t remember being announced as the winner of this year’s Lance Todd trophy during Saturday’s Challenge Cup final – saying he was too caught up in the action to realise what was happening.

Hall picked up the award courtesy of two sensational solo tries, playing a starring role in Leeds’ 23-10 win against Castleford. And the England winger told reporters after the game that he has no recollection of being announced as the winner of the trophy – but said he’s humbled to have been placed amongst such illustrious company.

“I can’t remember it being announced that I won the trophy, I was just so caught up in the game. You don’t really realise until afterwards when you’re being dragged everywhere to do interviews!

“It rocks you back a little bit because I appreciate what goes on in the middle of the park. I don’t really think about honours like this because there’s usually someone that’s better than me.

“Winning it and being put amongst the group of people that have won it before is a really special feeling and something I’m very proud of.”