WHEELCHAIR RUGBY LEAGUE

25th August 2019, 09:14 | ChallengeCup

Lance Todd Trophy - Voting Details

Lance Todd Trophy - Voting Details

Daryl Clark named 2019 winner

Daryl Clark became only the third hooker to win the Lance Todd Trophy – and the second from Warrington - with his significant contribution to the Wolves’ 2019 Wembley triumph.

The 26-year-old Yorkshireman followed in the footsteps of Michael Monaghan, who won Rugby League’s best-known player of the match award for his performance against Huddersfield in 2009.

It had been 60 years earlier that the Hull FC legend Tommy Harris became the first hooker to win the 73-year-old award, even in defeat by Wakefield Trinity.

For the first time this year, the RFL is publishing voting details on behalf of the Rugby League Writers and Broadcasters Association – whose members are given the responsibility of conducting the voting by the Red Devils’ Association on behalf of the Salford club.

As usual, the votes were collected and collated in a press box poll in the last 10 minutes of the match, allowing the result to be announced to the Wembley crowd and BBC television viewers.

There was a slight change this year, with a number of votes registered by text message from the journalists invited to the Cup Final Reunion in Club Wembley, and Dave Woods of the BBC texting in his vote from the commentary box on the other side of the stadium.

Clark was a comfortable winner with 21 of the 34 votes registered.

Stefan Ratchford received 7 votes; there were 3 for Ben Murdoch-Masila; and one each for Bryson Goodwin, Joe Philbin and Jack Hughes.

Full details of how the panel voted below:

 

1 - Trevor Hunt – Daryl Clark

2 - Richard Bott – Clark

3 - Ray French – Ben Murdoch-Masila

4 - Trevor Baxter – Stefan Ratchford

5 - Terry Holmes - Clark

6 - Dave Woods - Clark

7 - Julie Stott - Clark

8 - John Lawless - Clark

9 - John Davidson - Ratchford

10 - Ian Laybourn - Clark

11 - Danny Lockwood – Murdoch-Masila

12 - Richard Shaw-Wright - Clark

13 - David Ballheimer - Clark

14 - Mike Parsons - Clark

15 - Huw Richards - Clark

16 - Ian Cheveau - Clark

17 - Peter Smith - Clark

18 - Phil Caplan – Bryson Goodwin

19 - Mark Wilson - Clark

20 - Paul Bennett - Clark

21 - David Burke - Clark

22 - Matt Shaw – Joe Philbin

23 - Gareth Walker - Clark

24 - Phil Thomas - Ratchford

25 - Matt Newsum - Clark

26 - Chris Irvine - Ratchford

27 - Martyn Sadler - Clark

28 - Matt Horton – Jack Hughes

29 - Dave Lyon – Murdoch-Masila

30 – Gary Carter – Clark

31 – Mike Critchley – Ratchford

32 – Martin Richards – Clark

33 – Ross Heppenstall – Ratchford

34 – Mike Keegan – Ratchford

 

Daryl Clark 21, Stefan Ratchford 7, Ben Murdoch-Masila 3, Bryson Goodwin 1, Joe Philbin 1, Jack Hughes 1