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Lunt collects double at Player of the Year Awards

Captain Shaun Lunt was crowned the club’s Roger Millward Player of the Year at this evening’s 2017 Player of the Year Awards sponsored by FTP Electrical Services Ltd.

The Rovers hooker capped an outstanding individual campaign by collecting the new-look trophy in honour of Millward at tonight’s black tie event at KCOM Craven Park, which saw more than 300 players, staff and sponsors celebrate a successful campaign in the Legends Lounge.

Lunt’s role in leading the Robins to promotion back to the Betfred Super League was also recognised with the Members’ Player of the Year award, voted for by the club’s 2017 season members, and comes just over a week after he was named the Kingstone Press Championship Player of the Year in Manchester.

Earlier in the evening, prop Nick Scruton received the Players’ Player of the Year award, with Ben Kavanagh finishing runner-up in this category and third in the overall Player of the Year category following an impressive first season with the club.

Centre Andrew Heffernan also collected two awards on the night as the 2017 Young Player of the Year and joint Community Clubman of the Year alongside young forward Joe Cator in recognition of the pair’s excellent contribution to the club’s community projects over the last 12 months.

Tackle of the season, as voted for by members of Hull KR TV, went to winger Justin Carney, whilst those in attendance at tonight’s event voted for Ryan Shaw’s match-winning try against Widnes Vikings which effectively secured promotion as the Try of the Year.

It was also announced that the club’s Outstanding Contribution Awards would be renamed in honour of Rovers legend Colin Hutton moving forwards, with his daughter Sue on-hand to present the trophies to Liam Salter (100 club appearances), Chris Clarkson (200 career appearances) and Nick Scruton (300 career appearances) on the night.

The list of winners in full:

Roger Millward Player of the Year
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Shaun Lunt

Players’ Player of the Year
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Nick Scruton

Young Player of the Year
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Andrew Heffernan

Members’ Player of the Year
Shaun Lunt

Community Clubman Award
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Andrew Heffernan and Joe Cator

Try of the Season
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Ryan Shaw

Tackle of the Season
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Justin Carney

Colin Hutton Special Recognition Awards
Liam Salter
Chris Clarkson
Nick Scruton

Photo: Lunt collects double at Player of the Year Awards