Jackson Hastings: Salford Red Devils half-back wins 2019 Steve Prescott Man of Steel award

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Salford Red Devils half-back Jackson Hastings has won the 2019 Steve Prescott Man of Steel award.
The 23-year-old wins in his first full season with the club, having combined the Red Devils in July 2018 following his release with Manly Sea Eagles.
The award comes after Hastings guided Salford for their first Super League Grand Final since they beat Wigan at the second.
Leeds half-back Courtney Hill maintained the Woman of Steel award.
The Australian former cricketer, who played with Brisbane Heat at the Big Bash League, swapped cricket for league.
Hill, 32, scored a try and two goals to help the Rhinos to their second successive Challenge Cup victory as soon as they assisted Leeds to the Grand Final since they beat against St Helens on Sunday and beat against Castleford in July.
Wakefield, Hull FC, former England and St Helens full-back Steve Prescott, who died of stomach cancer had his name.
Justin Holbrook – that will unite Gold Coast Titans because their new head coach at the close of the season – was appointed coach of the year for the first time after directing St Helens to the Challenge Cup final, another successive League Leaders Shield and also their first Grand Final because 2014.
Later helping Saints into a dominant Super League season effort, 21, st Helens prop Matty Lees, took the player of the year award.
The award tops an admirable turnaround for Hastings.
National Rugby League club Manly was abandoned by the Australian final year after reports of a bust-up with a team-mate, but he has been a part of a transformation in the club because joining Salford.
Hastings signed a fresh one-year manage the club Following the Red Devils battled against relegation this past year.
His fine shape for Salford saw him agree a deal to go Wigan Warriors for next season, since they defeat Adrian Lams side to set up a Super League Grand Final against St Helens on 45, however he starred for Salford.
Hastings conquer on Warringtons Blake Austin, St Helens Lachlan Coote, the Liam Watts of Castleford along with the George Williams of Wigan .
This season a panel of 21 of the games legends, headed by three-time winner Ellery Hanley, continues to be devoting points to three players from every Super League match to draw the award.
BBC Sports Jay Freeman
In the event that you had said to me at the beginning of the year that Salford, that fought relegation last season, would not just reach the play-offs but nil Castleford and demolish Wigan in their own backyard on the road to a first ever Super League Grand Final, I would not have thought you.
I, together with a great deal of people, was wrong to surprise . However, Jackson Hastings was in the heart of an Salford side this year.
The award marks an unbelievable turnaround for the Australian, who left with the NRL but he has got his head back and prompted a campaign to remember for Salford.
Ask those who have met him and they will paint an image of a personality, that has seized his opportunity with the Red Devils and gone beyond and over to direct himself to the support of the club.
His form this season has lent him a move to Wigan as well as having beaten his future teammates at Fridays convincing success, Hastings currently stands on the verge of departing the Red Devils as a golf superstar when he could lead them to success against a formidable St Helens staff at the Grand Final.
Steve Prescott MBE Man of Steel: Jackson Hastings (Salford Red Devils)
Woman of Steel: Courtney Hill (Leeds Rhinos)
Super League Young Player of the Year: Matty Lees (St Helens)
Super League Coach of the Year: Justin Holbrook (St Helens)
Best tackler: Danny Houghton (Hull FC – 1259 tackles made)
Top try-scorer: Tommy Makinson (St Helens – 23 tries scored)
Spirit of Super League Award: Jamie Jones-Buchanan (Leeds Rhinos)
Fans Entertainer: Jackson Hastings (Salford Red Devils)
Foundation of the Year: Warrington Wolves
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