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Wigan's John Bateman, middle, celebrates his try against St Helens. (SWPix)

St Helens lead the way in Man of Steel awards nominations

St Helens duo Ben Barba and James Roby plus Wigan Warriors’ John Bateman are shortlisted for the 2018 Steve Prescott Man of Steel award - with Castleford Tigers’ Jake Trueman and Leeds Rhinos’ Jack Walker in the running for Super League’s Young Player of the Year.

Promising young centre Sam Wood will spend the 2019 season on loan at Batley after the club agreed a deal with Huddersfield Giants.

Bulldogs targeting sixth straight win

Batley Bulldogs will aim to bring the curtain down on an impressive Betfred Championship Shield campaign with a sixth straight win when troubled Swinton Lions visit Fox’s Biscuits Stadium.

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