Canberra Raiders star Jack Wighton has won the Dally M Medal.
Wighton won the Dally M Medal after receiving 26 votes, while Parramatta Eels full-back Clint Gutherson (25) and Penrith Panthers half-back Nathan Cleary (24) came second and third in the voting system. Melbourne Storm hooker Cameron Smith rounded out the top four with 22 points.
The Panthers won six awards; Coach of the Year Ivan Cleary, Half-back of the Year Nathan Cleary, Prop of the Year James Fisher-Harris, Second-rower of the Year Viliame Kikau, Lock of the Year Isaah Yeo and Centre of the Year Stephen Crichton.
Penrith’s opponents for Sunday’s NRL Grand Final, Melbourne, won two awards – Winger of the Year Josh Addo-Carr and Hooker of the Year Cameron Smith.
New Zealand Warriors were honoured with the Provan-Summons Medal – the Spirit of the Game award. Roger Tuivasa-Sheck was awarded Captain of the Year and Tohu Harris Second-rower of the Year.
Wests Tigers hooker Harry Grant won Rookie of the Year and in the women’s game, Brisbane Broncos captain Ali Brigginshaw was named the Dally M Female Player of the Year.
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