Wigan Warriors John Bateman named on Man of Steel 2018 shortlist
Wigan's versatile John Bateman has been named on this year's Man of Steel shortlist.
Bateman, 24, join Wigan at the end of 2013 from hometown club Bradford.
During his time with the club, he has become an England international and he has played a starring role for the Warriors this year - mainly as a forward but also covering at centre.
He announced mid-season he will be leaving to join NRL club Canberra Raiders for 2019. The Australian club paid a "significant" transfer fee to buy-out the final year of his Wigan deal.
The other contenders are Saints duo Ben Barba and James Roby.