FULL back Lachlan Coote was hailed as the reason Saints were top of the league last season.

As Saints hit the top again, so too is the Scottish international.

Coote was influential with the ball in attack, scored a couple of tries and kicked nine out of 10 as Saints scored 54 points against Huddersfield Giants.

Coote now has 10 Man of Steel points, with all 10 being picked up since the sport restarted.

The two points went to the Yorkshire terrier James Bentley for another energetic display in the second row.

Prop Alex Walmsley picked up a point for his thundering runs.