Wigan Warriors Bevan French Wins Lance Todd Trophy in Challenge Cup Triumph

Wigan Warriors Superstar Bevan French Dominates Lance Todd Trophy Voting

In a landslide victory, Wigan Warriors superstar Bevan French was awarded the prestigious Lance Todd Trophy after garnering almost three-quarters of the votes from the assembled media at Wembley Stadium. French’s outstanding performance in the Challenge Cup final helped the Warriors lift the coveted trophy for the first time since 2013.

The French half-back’s triumph marks the first time an Australian playmaker has won the Lance Todd Trophy since Brett Kenny in 1985, though he is the second successive overseas half-back to claim the award, following Papua New Guinea international Lachlan Lam’s win last year.

Polling an impressive 25 out of 34 registered votes, French was the clear standout, scoring a stunning first-half try and playing an integral role in the Warriors’ dominant display.

Matt Peet’s side became the first team in 17 years to hold all four domestic trophies simultaneously, further underlining their dominance.

While French was the undisputed winner, several of his Wigan teammates also received votes, including:

Fullback Jai Field also secured a solitary vote.

The Lance Todd Trophy is one of the most prestigious individual accolades in rugby league, and French’s victory adds his name to the long and illustrious list of half-backs who have been recognized for their outstanding contributions.

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