Huddersfield Giants stand-off Danny Brough is in line to win his third Albert Goldthorpe Medal after overtaking leader Travis Burns at the weekend.
With a maximum three points from his side’s dismantling of Widnes, Brough edged a point clear of Burns, who failed to register in the Goldthorpe standings in Hull KR’s draw with Wigan.
It now looks like a two-horse race as third-placed Leon Pryce and Kevin Brown sit four points back of Burns on 22 with just three games to go.
Current Albert Goldthorpe standings
1 Danny Brough (Huddersfield Giants) 27
2 Travis Burns (Hull Kingston Rovers) 26
T3 Leon Pryce (Catalan Dragons); Kevin Brown (Widnes Vikings) 22
5 Daryl Clark (Castleford Tigers) 21
6 Rangi Chase (Salford Red Devils) 20
T7 Marc Sneyd (Castleford Tigers); Morgan Escare (Catalan Dragons) 18
9 Matty Smith (Wigan Warriors) 17
10 Alex Walmsley (St Helens) 16