SUPER League has confirmed a change to the way this year's Steve Prescott Man of Steel prize will be awarded.

Due to on-going disruption to fixtures caused by Covid-19, the leaderboard system will be adjusted to be ranked by average points per game, as was the case in 2020.

The revised system is calculated by dividing the number of points gained by the player by the number of games played by that player’s team.

The scoring system of three players being awarded 3,2 and 1 points by a member of the Man of Steel panel will remain unchanged.

In line with the changes made to the league table for this season, a team must have played a minimum of 15 games and a player must have made a minimum of 10 Betfred Super League appearances in order to be considered for the end of season Steve Prescott MBE Man of Steel award.

Under the new adjusted system, Gareth Widdop remains Warrington Wolves' leading contender for the prize at present – he sits in fourth place on 1.2 points per game.

Catalans' Sam Tomkins leads the way on 1.9, followed by Hull KR's Jordan Abdull and St Helens' Jonny Lomax – both on 1.6.