BLAKE Austin has been joined at the top of the Steve Prescott MBE Man of Steel leaderboard.

By picking up three points for his display in Salford's 22-12 win over The Wire on Friday, Jackson Hastings is now the joint-leader of the standings.

He and Wire stand-off Austin both sit on 25 points as the points winners were revealed for the last time this season.

The voting process will now go dark until the winner is revealed at the Man of Steel awards in October.

Austin and Hastings are both five points clear of Wakefield prop David Fifita, with Castleford front-rower Liam Watts and St Helens full-back Lachlan Coote a further two points behind.

Unsurprisingly, no Wire players were awarded points for Friday's disappointing defeat at The Halliwell Jones Stadium.

Two-try Salford back Krisnan Inu was given two points, with Kris Welham taking the other point.