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Hull FC pick up top club and coach awards

Hull FC captain Gareth Ellis with the Challenge Cup trophy Credit: Press Association

Hull FC have won the Club of the Year award and Lee Radford has been named Coach of the Year at tonight's Man of Steel Awards.

The Airlie Birds won the Ladbrokes Challenge Cup and only just missed out on a place in the Grand Final after defeat to Wigan Warriors.

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Zak Hardaker wins Man of Steel award

Credit: Press Association

Leeds Rhinos' star Zak Hardaker has scooped the prestigious Steve Prescott Man of Steel award at tonight's Super League award ceremony.

The full-back beat fellow teammate Adam Cuthbertson and St Helens prop Alex Walmsley to the honour.

Tribute to the Men of Steel

Face to face for the first time Credit: Calendar news

Sheffield's man of steel and its creator Steve Mehdi come face to face for the first time. This is a large scale model of the sculpture that will sit above the M1 near Meadowhall in 18 months time. The real thing will be 30 metres high and rival The Angel of the North.

It will pay tribute to the steel industry that made Sheffield famous worldwide.

Kimberworth Man of Steel

The Man of Steel sculpture at Kimberworth in Rotherham will stand 30 metres tall Credit: Axis Architecture

Plans for a 30 metre high sculpture by the M1 in Rotherham, have been approved.

The Man of Steel is to be built on a former landfill site in Kimberworth overlooking Meadowhall.

It is meant as a tribute to generations of people who have worked in the steel industry in the area.

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