Scott Porter named NSWRL player of the year

Cronulla Sharks halfback Scott Porter has tonight been named 2010 NSW Cup Player of the Year at the Annual Life Member's night held at the NSW League's Club in Sydney.

Porter pipped last year's player of the year, Balmain Ryde-Eastwood's David Gower, by a single vote in one of the closest counts in recent history.

Porter lead the Sharks side to an eighth placed finish and nearly masterminded the upset of the season when his side almost toppled the eventual premiers, Canterbury-Bankstown, in Round One of the NSW Cup Final Series.

NSWRL General Manager Mr. Geoff Carr said Porter and Gower are prime examples of the calibre of players competing in the NSW Cup.