STEFAN Ratchford has been awarded maximum points in the latest round of Steve Prescott MBE Man of Steel voting.

The Wire full-back's display convinced the attending voting panel member to award him three points as he kicked five goals in a 26-14 win at Castleford Tigers.

Blake Austin – whose lead at the top of the overall standings has been cut – was awarded two points, with the other point going to Castleford prop Liam Watts.

Austin now has 20 points overall and leads the standings by two points from Wakefield's David Fifita, with Ratchford moving up to joint-third alongside Salford's Jackson Hastings on 15.