BRADFORD-born Jacob Trueman has been named Super League's young player of the year.

The 19-year-old Castleford youngster, who was once part of Bradford Bulls' academy after first impressing for amateur club West Bowling, received the prestigious honour at the annual ceremony in Manchester.

Trueman, who pipped Leeds Rhinos full-back Jack Walker and St Helens prop Matty Lees to the award, missed Castleford’s 14-0 semi-final loss at Wigan Warriors, having broken his hand in an injury that will also deny him the chance to tour Papua New Guinea with England Knights.

The half-back, who left Bulls in January 2017 following the club's financial troubles, is tipped for a big future in the game.

John Bateman - another former Bulls player who began as a junior at Bradford Dudley Hill - was on the three-man shortlist for the Steve Prescott Man of Steel prize, but was pipped to the main award by St Helens' St Helens full-back Ben Barba.

The 29-year-old Australian, who held off competition from club-mate James Roby as well as Wigan forward Bateman, is cutting short his stay in Super League after becoming homesick and will play for North Queensland Cowboys in 2019.

He made a blistering start to the season with a string of man-of-the-match performances to put Saints on their way to winning the League Leaders' Shield.

The former Cronulla and Brisbane full-back is only the second player to win both the Man of Steel and the NRL equivalent, the Dally M, which he earned in 2012 during a spell with Canterbury Bulldogs.

Former Hull KR forward Gavin Miller won the Dally M Award as a Cronulla player in 1988, two years after being named Man of Steel.

Barba, who was Super League's top tryscorer with 28 touchdowns, is the first Australian to win the award since former Wigan winger Pat Richards in 2010 and the sixth in all.

He is the eighth St Helens winner of the prestigious award, which was introduced in 1977.

Wigan's Shaun Wane was named coach of the year for the first time after steering the Warriors to a fifth Grand Final in seven seasons in his farewell campaign at his hometown club.

Castleford's Georgia Roche, 17, made history be becoming the inaugural winner of the Woman of Steel award.

Warrington were named club of the year for not only reaching both the Grand Final and the Challenge Cup final but for their off-field work which includes a leading role in the formation of Physical Disability Rugby League.