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The Lance Todd Trophy

The Lance Todd Trophy


A Brief History Of The Lance Todd Trophy

The Lance Todd Trophy is awarded to the man of the match in the rugby league Challenge Cup final.

The trophy was introduced in 1946, in memory of Lance Todd, the New Zealand-born player and administrator, who was killed in a road accident during the Second World War.

The winner is selected by the members of the Rugby League Writers' Association present at the game and the trophy is presented at a celebratory dinner at The Willows, home of the Salford City Reds. The trophy belongs to the Red Devils Association, the official body representing ex-Salford players.
Previous Winners Of The Lance Todd Trophy

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2010
2009
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2007

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1946
Winner
Lee Briers
Michael Monaghan
Paul Wellens
Paul Wellens
Leon Pryce
Sean Long
Kevin Sinfield
Sean Long
Gary Connolly
Kris Radlinski
Sean Long
Henry Paul
Leroy Rivett
Mark Aston
Tommy Martyn
Robbie Paul
Jason Robinson
Martin Offiah
Dean Bell
Martin Offiah
Dennis Betts
Andy Gregory
Ellery Hanley
Andy Gregory
Graham Eadie
Bob Beardmore
Brett Kenny
Joe Lydon
David Hobbs
Eddie Cunningham
Mick Burke
Brian Lockwood
David Topliss
George Nicholls
Steve Pitchford
Geoff Pimblett
Ray Dutton
Derek Whitehead
Steve Nash
Kel Coslett
Alex Murphy
Bill Kirkbride
Malcolm Reilly
Don Fox
Carl Dooler
Len Killeen
Ray Ashby
Brian Gabbitas
Frank Collier
Harold Poynton
Neil Fox
Dick Huddart
Tommy Harris
Brian McTigue
Rees Thomas
Jeff Stevenson
Alan Prescott
Jack Grundy
Gerry Helme
Peter Ramsden
Billy Ivison
Cec Mountford
Gerry Helme
Earnest Ward
Frank Whitcombe
Willie Davies
Billy Stott
Position
Stand-Off
Scrum Half
Full Back
Full Back
Stand Off
Scrum-Half
Loose Forward
Stand-Off
Full-Back
Full-Back
Stand-Off
Stand-Off
Full-Back
Scrum-half
Stand-Off
Scrum-half
Winger
Winger
Loose Forward
Winger
Second Row
Scrum-half
Loose Forward
Scrum-half
Full-back
Scrum-half
Stand-off
Centre
Second-row
Centre
Full-back
Prop-forward
Stand-off
Second-row
Prop-forward
Full-back
Full-back
Full-back
Scrum-half
Loose-forward
Scrum-half
Second-row
Loose-forward
Prop-forward
Scrum-half
Winger
Stand-off
Winger
Prop-forward
Stand-off
Centre
Second-row
Hooker
Second-row
Scrum-half
Scrum-half
Prop-forward
Second-row
Scrum-half
Stand-off
Loose-forward
Stand-off
Scrum-half
Centre
Prop-forward
Stand-off
Centre