Prop – Gavin Miller (Hull KR) 1986
Gavin Miller joined Hull KR in 1985 from the easts in the NRL and he fitted in the role perfectly which improved his skills with the ball this skill saw him win the Man Of Steel in the 1985-1986 season. He later went on to win the Yorkshire cup for Hull KR and returned to the NRL for Cronulla just a season later however his is still regarded as Hull KR’s greatest ever prop.
Hooker – David Ward (Leeds) 1977
This list wodun’t be conclusive without including the first ever man of Steel David Ward , the Leeds hooker won the award in 1977, The reason why he won the award was his leadership skills and the ability as a hooker to get the job done he played most of his career at leeds and is regarded by their fans as one of the greatest Hookers in rugby league history.
Prop – James Graham (St Helens) 2008
James Graham perhaps the biggest prop ever to play in Super League and on of the best England internationals of the current generation. He currently plays for the Canterbury Bulldogs in the NRL however before he moved to Australia he played for St Helens. He made an appearance in the Super League’s dream team in 2008 , the main reason was because of his defence which he is simply unstoppable in and in my opinion he is one of the greatest props in the NRL and can see him going onto greater things in the future.
Second Row – Denis Betts (Wigan) 1995
The second Wigan player to make this list is no other than current Widnes Vikings coach Dennis Betts. Betts has been the greatest player to ever play for Great Britain by a number of fans and I for one can support this claim. Betts was at the heart of Wigans foroucias attack in the 1990’s and led them to even more premierships and challenge cup trophies. He had unprecedented skill with the ball and that’s why he makes my very best squad.
Second Row – Jamie Peacock (Bradford) 2003
Where do we start with this “veteran” of the game. Jamie Peacock started his career in 1998 and soon became one of the most recognised players of the early 2000’s as a second rower he helped the Bradford Bulls to Challenge Cup and Super League success he later went on to play for the Leeds Rhinos and has cemented his place as a legend in the game for both clubs respectively. His strong leadership skills was what saw him win the Man Of Steel in 2003 and he continued the leadership right up until 2015 when he retired from the game only to sign for Hull KR in 2016.
Loose Forward – Ellery Hanley (Bradford) 1985
Well this list would not be completed without mentioning the greatest lose forward the British game has ever seen Ellery Hanley. His quickness with the ball saw him score many full length tries for Bradford , Wigan and Leeds this made him one of the most recognised players of the 1980’s and this quickness and skill earned him the nickname “Mr Magic.” and that nickname just some’s up this whole team “Magic” and over the years they have all created some Magic moments over the past 39 years and shown why they all deserve to be called “Man Of Steel”