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The Real 'Man of Steel'
Posted by southstander on November 13 2007 - 14:09:14

Unsung?

Unless they have absolutely no consciences the selection panel for the 2007 Superleague Man of Steel must be suffering from sleepless nights about their decision.

Their choice of James Roby, made in advance of a Grand Final which saw his side embarrassed by a rampant Rhinos, was never going to be an awful one. But on reflection another name should have been in the frame alongside Roby, Wellens and Barrett...that of our very own Rob Burrow.

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Leeds proved this year that the season lasts until the last minute of the last game, and doesn't really end with a glitzy presentation evening in the week before the Grand Final. No-one epitomises this 100% effort for 100% of the time philisophy than diminutive Rhinos scrum half Rob Burrow. If the awards evening had been held this week, I fancy that that it could well have been our Rob who was completing a sensational five weeks by collecting the coveted award which has only seen three previous Leeds winners (David Ward, Garry Schofield, and Iestyn Harris).

Rob missed just two games in the 2007 Leeds season, having been injured in the game against the Harlequins in round 22. He came back with avengance and was instrumental in Leeds making it to the Grand Final and to unlocking the Saints defence on several occasions to ensure the Rhinos runaway victory.

The judges at the Grand Final rightly picked the 'Pocket Roacket' out as the Harry Sunderland Trophy Winner for a Man of the Match performance. But rather than bask in the glory of this triumph he buckled down to training with the GB side and was instrumental in their whitewashing of the New Zealanders, being named as Man of the Series.

Over this season there have been three individual playing accolades, the Lance Todd, Harry Sunderland and Player of the Series against New Zealand. Rob Burrow picked up two out of three but both came too late for him to be considered for Man of Steel.

Perhaps the award comes at the wrong time of the season, perhaps the judges ought to cast the net a little wider before their considerations begin, perhaps Rob Burrow will be the name on their lips next season. For Leeds fans, we know he's the greatest, and that he has had a sensational season. After all, SouthStanders crowned him as our Player of the Season.

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