DANNY Houghton has made history by becoming the first Hull FC player to be win the Super League’s Man of Steel award.
The hooker has been in a standout in the 2016 season – guiding his club to the Challenge Cup title and within a game of the grand final.
Houghton beat out his team-mate and former NRL star Gareth Ellis as well as try-scoring machine Denny Solomona to claim the prestigious award – which is the highest individual honour in the British game.
Houghton will now likely be chosen as the backup hooker to the Raiders Josh Hodgson in the England squad for the upcoming Four Nations tournament.
Hull coach Lee Radford claimed Super League’s coach of the year honours, while Wakefield winger Tom Johnstone was named young player of the year.