The race for the Albert Goldthorpe Medal heats up

There’s been plenty of negativity in the past three or four days about the sizeable gaps in the Super League table.

However from an individual standpoint, the race to secure the Albert Goldthorpe Medal has hardly ever been tighter, with one point separating the top five players.

In case you don’t know, the Albert Goldthorpe Medal is an individual award voted for by League Express journalists attending all the Super League games. Reporters give points to the top three players in each match, with the best player collecting three points and so on.

Last year’s winner, Castleford’s Luke Gale, is currently joint top with 17 points, but is joined on the same total by Catalans’ Todd Carney and Widnes’ Rhys Hanbury.

Meanwhile, just one point behind both of them are Salford’s Robert Lui and Warrington favourite Chris Sandow.

There is then a three point gap, with Gareth Ellis and Luke Walsh the nearest after the top five.

The Albert Goldthorpe Medal latest standings

Todd Carney       Catalans Dragons 17

Luke Gale            Castleford Tigers 17

Rhys Hanbury    Widnes Vikings 17

Robert Lui            Salford Red Devils 16

Chris Sandow      Warrington Wolves 16

Gareth Ellis          Hull FC 13

Luke Walsh          St Helens 13

Jacob Miller         Wakefield Trinity Wildcats 12

John Bateman     Wigan Warriors 11

Daryl Clark           Warrington Wolves  11

Denny Solomona Castleford Tigers  11

Glenn Stewart      Catalans Dragons 11

Whatever happens, the next few months promise to be intriguing as they all attempt to claim individual success.