First batch of Dally M Awards gongs given out

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With the decision to spread the NRL's "night of nights" across two separate evenings, the first batch of awards have been presented on Monday night.

The second evening - next Monday 27 September - will form the bulk of the event, with team, coach, rookie and player of the year to all be awarded.

The awards presented on Monday 20 September included:

  • Ken Irvine Medal (Top Try Scorer): Alex Johnston (Rabbitohs)
  • Top Points Scorer: Reuben Garrick (Sea Eagles)
  • YOUI Tackle of the Year: Xavier Coates (Broncos)
  • DrinkWise Try of the Year: Tom Trbojevic (Sea Eagles)
  • VB Hardest Working Player of the Year: Isaiah Papali'i (Parramatta Eels)

The NRL also confirmed the nominees for Coach of the Year:

  • Craig Bellamy
  • Ivan Cleary
  • Wayne Bennett
  • Des Hasler
  • Trent Robinson 

And indeed the nominees for the Dally M Medal itself for Player of the Year:

  • Daly Cherry-Evans
  • Tom Trbojevic
  • Nathan Cleary
  • James Tedesco
  • Cody Walker

Check back next Monday for more Dally M Awards action.

Click here to view the full 2021 Club Awards list.