Salford Red Devils half-back Brodie Croft has been named the 2022 Steve Prescott MBE Man of Steel.
The Super League’s annual award is decided on the basis of points scored in each round over the course of the season.
The 25-year-old Australian made 25 try assists and scored seven tries in the regular season.
He is the second Salford player to win the award in the last four seasons, after Jackson Hastings won in 2019.
Ex-Melbourne Storm half Croft joined Salford from Brisbane Broncos in August 2021.
Two-time Man of Steel winner Paul Sculthorpe presented Croft with his award and said: “Brodie has shown all season what an exceptional talent he is. His creative flair, leadership and toughness have been invaluable to Paul Rowley. For a rejuvenated Salford Red Devils team. .”
They were the Red Devils St Helens won 19-12 Croft missed a game in Saturday’s Super League semi-final win over Huddersfield Giants after failing a head injury assessment.
Wigan Warriors’ Jai Field and Saints defender Jack Welsby were also nominated for the Man of Steel award.
Welsby was named 21-year-old player of the year for the second consecutive season.
Although Leeds Rhinos won in Friday’s semi-final, Wigan Warriors manager Matt Peet was named manager of the year after guiding his side to second place and the Challenge Cup crown in his first season in charge.
Complete list of awards
- Top Tackler – Danny Houghton (Hull FC)
- Best try – Bevan French (Wigan Warriors)
- Loch Lomond Spirit of Super League Award – Peter Mata’utia (awarded to those who make a significant contribution to the sport beyond the field of play)
- Young Player of the Year – Jack Welsby (St Helens)
- Coach of the Year – Matt Peet (Wigan Warriors)
- Steve Prescott MBE Man of Steel – Brodie Croft (Salford Red Devils)