Man of Steel: Clark, Roby, Peacock & Hill shortlisted
Castleford Tigers hooker Daryl Clark has been shortlisted for the 2014 Super League Man of Steel and young player of the year awards.
The 21-year-old joins St Helens hooker James Roby, Leeds veteran Jamie Peacock and Warrington prop Chris Hill in the running for the 2014 honour.
Roby (2007) and Peacock (2003) are both previous Man of Steel winners.
It is the first time that four players have been shortlisted for the British game's top individual honour.
The Man of Steel award, decided by a poll of every Super League player, has this year been renamed in memory of the late Steve Prescott. He lost his battle with stomach cancer last November.
The winner will be announced on 8 October.
Clark, who will join Hill at Warrington next season, scored 13 tries in 24 league appearances as the Tigers finished in the top four, having also finished as Challenge Cup runners-up.
|Man of Steel factfile|
|The first winner was Leeds hooker David Ward in 1977||Only three of the 32 players to have picked up the award have won it more than once|
|Three-times winner Ellery Hanley won it with Bradford Northern in 1985, then again with Wigan in 1987 and 1989||St Helens forward Paul Sculthorpe won it in successive years in 2001 and 2002|
England international Hill has helped Wolves reach their fourth successive Super League play-off semi-final, and will be looking to lead his side to a third Grand Final in three years when they face Wigan on Friday.
Peacock, 36, was included in Super League's Dream Team for a 10th time and won Leeds' player of the year and fans' player of the year awards this month.
Saints hooker Roby helped the club to their first piece of silverware since 2008 when they won the League Leaders' Shield.
Wigan Warriors winger Dan Sarginson and Leeds Rhinos stand-off Liam Sutcliffe are up against Clark for the young player prize.