posted on 9 September 2014

Nick Scruton and Matt Ryan were the big winners at the annual end of season awards, sponsored by Thwaites Brewery.

The duo shared the Players’ Player of the Year award in their debut seasons at the club with Ryan also taking home the Coaches Player of the Year award for a campaign that saw the Australian as one of Trinity’s most consistent and dependable performers.

Ryan scored four tries in his 21 appearances as Trinity’s only ever present until shoulder surgery forced him to missed the final quarter of the year.

Scruton, also missing the end of the campaign due to surgery on a longstanding thumb injury, was awarded the Wildcats Man of Steel award. Scruton joined from Bradford Bulls early in the campaign and featured in every game prior to his surgery and has made over 400 metres more than any other Wildcats prop during the year.

Daniel Smith capped a fine debut season with the Rising Star Award. Smith signed from South Sydney Rabbitohs and has made 18 Super League appearances in a promising first year of top flight rugby.

Danny Washbrook was presented with the Thwaites Top Tackler of the Year award after racking up 765 with one final round of the campaign to go.

Steve Locking was presented with the Johnny Thompson Clubman of the Year award after playing a leading role in the ground maintenance work earlier in 2014 that allowed the capacity of the Rapid Solicitors Stadium to be increased.

There were also special presentations made to the retiring Andy Raleigh and club doctor John Lynagh, who will say farewell to rugby league after more than two decades working for clubs including the Wildcats, Halifax, Keighley and Paris Saint-Germain in addition to be Scotland team doctor.

The two remaining unclaimed raffle prizes are for ticket 125 (off-white) and 367 (off-white) winning a signed ball and signed Richard Mathers caricature print respectively.


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