Callum McLelland has won the Scotland Player of the Year Award for 2019. The Leeds Rhinos player receives the Dave Valentine Award for his performances throughout the Rugby League World Cup Qualifiers.

McLelland made a try scoring debut and had a hand in the majority of the Scotland Tries against Serbia. This was followed up with two more tries against Greece.

Head Coach Nathan Graham had this to say about McLelland

“I am really pleased that Callum has won the award, he was an absolute pleasure to coach and great around the group and settled in well making his debut. His performances speak for themselves, for a young player making his debut he was outstanding and showed great experience. I can’t wait to work with him again”

McLelland won the award ahead of former winner Luke Douglas who retired after the Greece match Douglas played 80 minute and scored with the last play of the match, also receiving votes were David Scott, Nick Glohe, Ben Kavanagh, Dale Ferguson and Alex Walker.