2012 Dally M Awards Results

The Dally M Awards the are the official annual awards presented to current players across a number of areas. See who picked up the awards in 2012. Follow @LeagueUnlimited during the night for all the updates as it happens. Be sure to join the conversation on Twitter using the hashtag #DallyM

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Background: The event is held annually at Sydney's Royal Hall of Industries. The Dally M itself was created in 1980 and named in honour of the "little master" Herbert Henry "Dally" Messenger. The player of the year is determined by a 3-2-1 points system which is judged by a journalist for each game across the 26 rounds of the year.

At the end of 16 rounds, the public leader board goes "dark" and each round is announced who was awarded the points in each game on the night.


TOP TEN PLAYERS LEADERBOARD AFTER 26 ROUNDS

32 points - Ben Barba (Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs)
26 points - Matt Bowen (North Queensland Cowboys)
25 points - Cooper Cronk (Melbourne Storm)
24 points - Johnathan Thurston (North Queensland Cowboys) 
20 points - Josh Reynolds (Canterbury-Banktown Bulldogs)
20 points - Cameron Smith (Melbourne Storm)
19 points - Mitchell Pearce (Sydney Roosters) 19 points - Billy Slater (Melbourne Storm)
19 points - Peter Wallace (Brisbane Broncos)
19 points - Sam Burgess (South Sydney Rabbitohs)
16 points - Todd Carney (Cronulla Sharks)
AWARDS LIST

Dally M Player of the Year: Ben Barba (Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs)

Provan-Summons Medal: Ben Barba (Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs)
The "people's choice" award
Nominations:
Ben Barba (CBY)
Greg Inglis (SOU)
Nathan Merritt (SOU)
Josh Morris (CBY)

Rookie of the Year: Adam Reynolds (South Sydney Rabbitohs)
Nominations:
Andrew Everingham (SOU)
Aidan Sezer (GLD)
Adam Reynolds (SOU)
Konrad Hurrell (WAR)
Alex McKinnon (NEW)

Captain of the Year: Jamie Lyon/Jason King (Manly Sea Eagles)
Nominations:
Paul Gallen (CRO)
Michael Ennis (CBY)
Sam Thaiday (BRI)
Jamie Lyon/Jason King (MAN)
Cameron Smith (MEL)

Representative Player of the Year: Nate Myles (Gold Coast Titans & Queensland Maroons)
Nominations:
Johnathan Thurston (NQL & QLD)
Greg Inglis (SOU & QLD)
Robbie Farah (WST & NSW)
Nate Myles (GLD & QLD)


Coach of the Year: Des Hasler (Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs)
Nominations:
Michael Maguire (SOU)
Craig Bellamy (MEL)
Shane Flanagan (CRO)
Des Hasler (CBY)


Top Tryscorer of the Year: Ben Barba (Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs) / Ashley Graham (North Queensland Cowboys) :: 21 tries

Top Pointscorer of the Year: Jarrod Croker (Canberra Raiders) :: 220 points

Peter Frilingos Memorial Award: Ben Barba (Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs) :: Massive length of the field try set up for Josh Morris against the Storm in Mackay (Round 16)
Headline moment of the year
Nominations:
Ben Barba's length of the field try set up for Josh Morris against the Storm in Mackay
"Yes V Can" - Dragons knock on the Roosters on ANZAC Day
Greg Inglis "TRY" awarded in Origin Game I
Last minute dash from Rabbitohs to down the Roosters

Toyota Cup Player of the Year: David Klemmer (Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs)


TEAM OF THE YEAR

Fullback: Ben Barba (Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs)
Nominations:
Greg Inglis (SOU)

Ben Barba (CBY)
Billy Slater (MEL)
Matt Bowen (NQL)


Winger: Akuila Uate (Newcastle Knights)
Nominations:
Manu Vatuvei (WAR)
Ashley Graham (NQL)
Brett Morris (STI)
Akuila Uate (NEW)

Centre: Josh Morris (Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs)
Nominations:
Brent Tate (NQL)

Josh Morris (CBY)
Jamie Lyon (MAN)
Konrad Hurrell (WAR)


Five-Eighth: Johnathan Thurston (North Queensland Cowboys)
Nominations:
Todd Carney (CRO)

Johnathan Thurston (NQL)
John Sutton (SOU)
Josh Reynolds (CBY)


Halfback: Cooper Cronk (Melbourne Storm)
Nominations:
Adam Reynolds (SOU)

Benji Marshall (WST)
Daly Cherry-Evans (MAN)
Cooper Cronk (MEL)


Prop: Sam Kasiano (Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs) 
Nominations:
Aaron Woods (WST)
Sam Kasiano (CBY)
James Tamou (NQL)


Hooker: Cameron Smith (Melbourne Storm)
Nominations:
Robbie Farah (WST)
Michael Ennis (CBY)
Issac Luke (SOU)
Cameron Smith (MEL)


Second-Rower: Nate Myles (Gold Coast Titans)
Nominations:
Dave Taylor (SOU)
Jeremy Smith (CRO)
Nate Myles (GLD)
Frank Pritchard (CBY)


Lock:
Paul Gallen (Cronulla Sharks)
Nominations:
Michael Crocker (SOU)
Glenn Stewart (MAN)
Paul Gallen (CRO)
Corey Parker (BRI)


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