ST HELENS forward Andre Savelio has won the 2015 Albert Goldthorpe Rookie of the Year award.
Savelio, 20, who played three games for Saints in 2014, has had an outstanding season, forcing his way into a regular selection after having made three appearances off the bench in 2014.
He will receive a solid silver medal and a cash prize of £500 from League Express, coming first in a seven-player shortlist that was published last week.
“Andre has had a tremendous season, and thoroughly deserves to be recognised as a tremendous prospect in the game,” said League Express editor Martyn Sadler.
“He has beaten a very strong field, but we feel confident that he will continue to uphold the high standards that have been set by previous winners.”
Savelio’s thoughts on winning the prestigious award can be found in this week’s League Express.