Scotland Name Players of the Year

Hull Kingston Rovers winger Jon Steel has been voted Scotland?s Player of the Year 2005 by the national team's coaching staff and management. The former Glasgow and Borders rugby union star, who won the last of his five Scotland RU caps marking New Zealand?s Jonah Lomu, impressed on his Scotland Rugby League debut against Wales in the European Nations Cup and backed that up with a solid display against Ireland. He will receive the Dave Valentine Award before an upcoming Hull KR match.

Other winners:

David Rose Award for Scotland A Team Player of the Year 2005 ? Barry Edgar (Glasgow Bulls)

Roy Kinnear Award - Scotland Students ? Dave Simm (Napier University)

Alan Tait Award ? Scotland Under-19s ? Kieran Seeds (Edge Hill College)

Nathan Graham Award ? Scotland Under-16s ? Craig Owenson (Edinburgh)

Each award will be individually presented at the start of the League season over the next few weeks.

For more information call Scotland RL media officer Gavin Willacy on 07796 442041 or email [email protected]