Jeff Dickinson-Fox reviews the campaign which saw Melbourne Storm crowned premiers in 2017.
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The most prestigious occasion on the Dolphins calendar is being held soon.
The club's annual trophy presentation will be held on Friday, October 1, culminating in the presentation of the Peter Leis Medal and Searles Garden Products Player of the Year award. Burly prop Shane Tronc swamped a high-class field last year to win the medal count by 12 points with 54 votes.
Tronc, now starring with the North Queensland Cowboys, finished in front of lightweight lock Grant Flugge (42) and equal runner-up Adam Starr with second-rower Danny Burke (40) next placed. Best of the backs was winger Phil Shilvock (30). Flugge again will be in the running, but Starr and Burke have had injury-interrupted seasons while veteran Troy Lindsay should poll strongly after a late season surge.
Halves Michael Roberts and Shane Perry were constant selections throughout the season, however giant centre Brian Jellick captured headlines with his try-scoring feats.