17 Nov 2020

Lawrence claims Top Tackler award

Michael Lawrence will be honoured as Super League's top tackler at the Betfred Super League Awards 2020

Huddersfield Giants' forward Michael Lawrence will be honoured for his outstanding defensive work in 2020 as Top Tackler at the 2020 Betfred Super League Awards, which will be shown live on Sky Sports on Monday 23rd November at 7pm. 

The Jamaican International made 749 tackles this season, 44 ahead of his nearest rival Sam Powell of Wigan, with 705. 

Elsewhere, Aidan Sezer is in contention for the coveted Steve Prescott MBE Man of Steel Award, which will be presented at the end of the annual awards hosted by Brian Carney. 

Five players are in contention - Aidan Sezer (Huddersfield Giants), Bevan French (Wigan Warriors), Lachlan Coote (St Helens), Liam Farrell (Wigan Warriors) and Paul McShane (Castleford Tigers).

The Betfred Super Awards recognise the best individual contributions over the course of the season in categories such as Young Player of the Year, Coach of the Year and the Spirit of Super League. 

Super League Executive Chairman Robert Elstone said: “We are extremely grateful to Sky Sports for giving us the platform to celebrate the best of the 2020 Super League season.

“Last year, a live audience at the Lowry Theatre, very passionately cheered home 2019 winner, Jackson Hastings. The 2020 awards will be very different. 

“However, what has remained constant has been the exceptional performance levels displayed by every Super League player.

“Games have come thick and fast and schedules have been changed at short notice.

“Throughout all that, our players have been magnificent. The commitment they have shown to their clubs and fans in such demanding circumstances has been a credit to the game.

“In these tough times, it is important that we take time to celebrate the achievements of our players.

“I hope all fans will join us on Sky Sports on Monday evening to see revisit the very best of this season’s action.”

The Betfred Super League Awards will be shown on Sky Sports Mix at 7pm on Monday 23 November.