Brodie Croft has been well-backed at Betfred to be crowned 2022 Man of Steel.
Salford Red Devils’ marquee signing from Down Under has been cut from 25/1 to 20/1 to follow in the footsteps of Jackson Hastings who won the prestigious award in 2019.
As well as there being plenty of money for the ex-Brisbane Broncos and Melbourne Storm half-back, Betfred have taken big stakes on Leeds Rhinos’ Aidan Sezer, who was runner-up for the honour in his first season in the Betfred Super League in 2020 when he was at Huddersfield.
Joint-favourites for the top individual honour at 14/1 are Catalans Dragons and Wigan Warriors’ new Aussie signings Mitchell Pearce and Cade Cust.
Next up we have three Betfred Super League regulars – Bevan French (Wigan), Jack Welsby (Saints) and George Williams (Warrington) – all at 16/1.
Current holder Sam Tomkins of Catalans is a 25/1 shot to do it again.
A Betfred spokesperson said: “It’s clear there’s no outright favourite for this year’s Man Of Steel, but early indications are that Croft is going to make an impact and emerge just like Hastings did as a regular MOTM for Salford, who are amongst the outsiders in the odds for both the Grand Final and Challenge Cup.”
The new Betfred Super League season kicks off with a mouth-watering clash between champions St Helens and last year’s runners-up Catalans Dragons at the Totally Wicked Stadium on February 10.