Hull hooker Danny Houghton has beaten his club captain Gareth Ellis to the prestigious 2016 Steve Prescott Super League Man of Steel award. Mikko Rantanen Avalanche Jersey . The 28-year-old Houghton, who provided the defining moment of Hulls historic Challenge Cup triumph at Wembley in August with a last-minute try-saving tackle, received almost twice as many votes as Ellis in a poll of Super League players. Danny Houghton makes a match-saving tackle on Warringtons Ben Currie in the Challenge Cup final Castlefords record-breaking winger Denny Solomona came third in the poll. I was taken aback when they announced my name. I couldnt stand up, Houghton said. I was shocked to be short-listed.No words can describe how I feel at beating Gareth Ellis. Its scary what he does for this club. Hes a freak, the best player Ive ever played with. Every time he pulls on that shirt for Hull FC, he raises the dressing room tenfold. Icant believe Ive beaten him to it, to be fair. Its something Ill always cherish. Hull FC coach Lee Radford, captain Gareth Ellis and Marc Sneyd after winning the Ladbrokes Challenge Cup Final For the first time, the results of the poll have been made public and reveal that Houghton voted for Warrington captain Chris Hill while Ellis first choice was Wolves hooker Daryl Clark. Players are not allowed to vote for club-mates.Houghton, who is the first Hull player to win an award that was first presented in 1977, received the trophy at a gala dinner in Manchester, where his club boss Lee Radford was named coach of the year after guiding the Black Whites to Wembley glory and to within 80 minutes of the Grand Final and Hull were named Super League club of the year. Hullf FCs Lee Radford has been named Coach of the Year at the 2016 Man of Steel Awards. Wakefield winger Tom Johnstone was named young player of the year, ahead of Widnes second rower Matt Whitley and Wigan prop Ryan Sutton, while Houghton and Hill picked up awards for the most tackles and metres made in the season respectively. Wakefield Trinity Wildcats wing Tom Johnstone has been named Young Player of the Year at the 2016 Man of Steel Awards. Presentations were made to retiring players Gregory Mounis, Jamie Langley, Kirk Yeaman, Luke Dorn, Luke Robinson, Pat Richards, Paul Jackson, Paul Wood, Richard Mathers, Stephen Wild, Stuart Littler and Wayne Godwin, who all made over 200 Super League appearances. You can watch Englands tour of Bangladesh, plus Premier League football and the Japan Grand Prix on Sky Sports. Upgrade now and enjoy three months at half price! Also See: Wane: Past hurt spurs us on Smith: Composure will be key Rugby League on Sky Follow us @SkySportsRL Rene Robert Avalanche Jersey . 1 Pete Sampras. Speaking ahead of an exhibition match against Andre Agassi in London on March 3, Sampras said on a conference call Wednesday that he is impressed by Federers longevity. Mikko Rantanen Jersey . - Christophe Lalancette scored a third-period goal and added the shootout winner to lead the Drummondville Voltigeurs to a 5-4 win over the Quebec Remparts in Quebec Major Junior Hockey League play on Sunday.DETROIT - Helio Castroneves has won the pole for the first race of the Detroit Grand Prix doubleheader. The Brazilian heads into Saturday afternoons race coming off a close runner-up finish to Ryan Hunter-Reay in the Indianapolis 500. Castroneves has two victories at Belle Isle, including the first win of his career, in 2000. Castroneves was challenged for the pole by James Hinchcliffe, who wrecked out of the Indy 500 last week late in the race in an accident with pole-sitter Ed Carpenter. Patrick Roy Avalanche Jersey. . The rest of the final Fast Six qualifying round included rookie Jack Hawksworth, defending race winner champion Mike Conway, Ryan Briscoe and Juan Pablo Montoya. It was Montoyas first appearance in the Fast Six round of qualifying, and gave Team Penske two cars in the first three rows. ' ' '
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