Betway are offering 14/1 that Leeds Rhinos full-back Zak Hardaker has a stellar Super League 2016 and scoops the Man Of Steel Award for a second year running.
St Helens hero Paul Sculthorpe is the only player to have claimed the coveted prize in consecutive seasons (2001 and 2002) throughout its 39-year history.
The online bookmaker has installed Wigan’s returning star Sam Tomkins, who is set to miss the start of the season with a knee injury, as their 8/1 favourite to regain the prize he won four years ago.
Former NRL performer Todd Carney is second in the betting at 9/1, closely followed by 2007 winner James Roby (11/1) and ex-Kangaroo Kurt Gidley (12/1).
After an impressive 2015 season, Hull KR’s talisman Albert Kelly has been quoted at 18/1 to be named Man Of Steel 2016.
Last year’s Grand Final runners-up Wigan are 9/4 favourites to go one better and taste victory at Old Trafford this year, ahead of 2015 champions Leeds (7/2) and regular season runners-up St Helens (4/1).
Betway also offer 10/1 for the Cherry and Whites to replicate the Rhinos’ 2015 heroics by landing a Grand Final/Challenge Cup double.
Betway’s Alan Alger said: “There was some superb Super League rugby played last year, and it was brilliant to see Leeds Rhinos stalwarts Jamie Peacock and Kevin Sinfield go out with a bang by winning the double.
“There’s arguably still more to come from last year’s Man Of Steel winner Zak Hardaker who’s only 24 years old. Sam Tomkins is our 8/1 favourite to bag the prize, though, as he returns to Wigan with plenty of fire in his belly and is a class act.”
Betway – Super League 2016
Man of Steel 2016 Winner
Grand Final Winner 2016 (Each way: 1/2, 1-2)
First Head Coach To Leave
No Head Coach To Leave
Chris Chester (Hull KR)
Ian Watson (Salford)
Lee Radford (Hull FC)
Brian Smith (Wakefield)
Denis Betts (Widnes)
Laurent Frayssinous (Catalans Dragons)
Tony Smith (Warrington)
Paul Anderson (Huddersfield)
Shaun Wane (Wigan)
Kieran Cunningham (St Helens)
Daryl Powell (Castleford)
Brian McDermott (Leeds)
Top Tryscorer (Each way: 1/4, 1-4)
Leeds Trophy Multiples 2016
World Club Challenge/Challenge Cup
World Club Challenge/Super League Grand Final
League Leaders Shield/Super League Grand Final
World Club Challenge/League Leaders Shield
Challenge Cup/Super League Grand Final
League Leaders Shield/Challenge Cup
World Club Challenge/League Leaders Shield/Super League Grand Final
League Leaders Shield/Challenge Cup/Super League Grand Final
World Club Challenge/Challenge Cup/Super League Grand Final
Challenge Cup/League Leaders Shield/World Club Challenge
World Club Challenge/League Leaders Shield/Challenge Cup/Super League Grand Final