RTS becomes second Kiwi Dally M winner

  1. Roger Tuivasa-Sheck has become the first New Zealand Warriors and just the second Kiwi ever to win the Dally M Medal. (Photo: NRLPhotos).

    Tuivasa-Sheck topped the tally in a dramatic final round of voting, edging out Newcastle Knights fullback Kalyn Ponga and Cronulla’s Valentine Holmes.

    Tuivasa-Sheck polled 29 points, overtaking Ponga in the final round.


    Tuivasa-Sheck wins 2018 #DallyM Medal:https://t.co/vX9PpAEfDW#NRL pic.twitter.com/pHSdvCfoBm

    — NRL (@NRL) September 26, 2018


    Other New Zealand winners included 2018 Kiwi international rookie Jamayne Isaako, who claimed Rookie of the Year and the top points scorer. David Fusitua scooped the top try scorer gong.

    Former Junior Kiwi Jazz Tevaga was named interchange Player the Year, while Otahuhu Leopards junior Jason Taumalolo picked up Lock of the Year.
    The full list of winners is:


    Dally M Player of the Year: Roger Tuivasa-Sheck (Warriors)
    Captain of the Year: Cameron Smith (Melbourne Storm)
    Coach of the Year: Anthony Seibold (South Sydney Rabbitohs)
    Peter Moore Award for Rookie of the Year: Jamayne Isaako (Brisbane Broncos)
    Fullback of the Year: Roger Tuivasa-Sheck (Warriors)

    Winger of the Year: Blake Ferguson (Sydney Roosters)
    Centre of the Year: Joseph Leilua (Canberra Raiders)
    Five-eighth of the Year: Cameron Munster (Melbourne Storm)
    Halfback of the Year: Luke Brooks (Wests Tigers)
    Lock of the Year: Jason Taumalolo (North Queensland Cowboys)
    Second-rower of the Year: Josh Jackson (Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs)
    Prop of the Year: Andrew Fifita (Cronulla-Sutherland Sharks)
    Hooker of the Year: Damien Cook (South Sydney Rabbitohs)
    Interchange Player of the Year: Jazz Tevaga (Warriors)
    Top Points Scorer: Jamayne Isaako (Brisbane Broncos)
    Top Try Scorer: David Fusitua (Warriors)

    Provan Summons People’s Choice Medal: Damien Cook (South Sydney Rabbitohs)
    Female Player of the Year: Brittany Breayley (Brisbane Broncos)
    Peter Frilingos Headline Moment: Holden Women’s State of Origin
    Ken Stephen Medal: Ryan James (Gold Coast Titans)

    Dally M Medal Honour Roll:
    2018: Roger Tuivasa-Sheck (Warriors)

    2017: Cameron Smith (Melbourne Storm)
    2016: Cooper Cronk (Melbourne Storm) and Jason Taumololo (North Queensland Cowboys)
    2015: Johnathan Thurston (North Qld Cowboys)
    2014: Johnathan Thurston (North Qld Cowboys) and Jarryd Hayne (Parramatta Eels)
    2013: Cooper Cronk (Melbourne Storm)
    2012: Ben Barba (Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs)
    2011: Billy Slater (Melbourne Storm)
    2010: Todd Carney (Sydney Roosters)
    2009: Jarryd Hayne (Parramatta Eels)
    2008: Matt Orford (Manly Sea Eagles)
    2007: Johnathan Thurston (North Qld Cowboys)
    2006: Cameron Smith (Melbourne Storm)
    2005: Johnathan Thurston (North Qld Cowboys)
    2004: Danny Buderus (Newcastle Knights)
    2003: Not awarded
    2002: Andrew Johns (Newcastle Knights)
    2001: Preston Campbell (Cronulla Sharks)
    2000: Trent Barrett (St George Illawarra Dragons)
    1999: Andrew Johns (Newcastle Knights)
    1998: Andrew Johns (Newcastle Knights)
    1997: Not awarded
    1996: Allan Langer (Brisbane Broncos)
    1995: Laurie Daley (Canberra Raiders)
    1994: Cliff Lyons (Manly Sea Eagles)
    1993: Ricky Stuart (Canberra Raiders)
    1992: Gary Freeman (Eastern Suburbs Roosters)
    1991: Michael Potter (St George Dragons)
    1990: Cliff Lyons (Manly Sea Eagles)
    1989: Gavin Miller (Cronulla Sharks)
    1988: Gavin Miller (Cronulla Sharks)
    1987: Peter Sterling (Parramatta Eels)
    1986: Peter Sterling (Parramatta Eels)
    1985: Greg Alexander (Penrith Panthers)
    1984: Michael Potter (Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs)
    1983: Terry Lamb (Western Suburbs Magpies)
    1982: Ray Price (Parramatta Eels)
    1981: Steve Rogers (Cronulla Sharks)
    1980: Robert Laurie (South Sydney Rabbitohs)
    1979: Steve Morris (St George Dragons)
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