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2019 Fans' Choice Player of the Year

Posted: March 1, 2019, 5:32 pm
by The Greenhouse
2019 Fans' Choice Player of the Year

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To vote each week... check the Canberra Raiders board for the weekly voting thread

2019 Total points

27 - Josh Papalii
26 - Charnze Nicoll-Klokstad
22 - John Bateman
21 - Jack Wighton
11 - Josh Hodgson
7 - Jarrod Croker
7 - Elliott Whitehead
5 - Bailey Simonsson
5 - Corey Horsburgh
3 - Aidan Sezer
2 - Joey Leilua
2 - Jordan Rapana
2 - Ryan Sutton
2 - Joe Tapine
2 - Hudson Young

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Josh Papalii, winner of the 2018 Fans’ Choice Player of the Year award.

Round by round voting

Rd 25 V Warriors

3 – Josh Papalii
2 - Josh Hodgson
1 - Elliott Whitehead

Round 25 - Votes
172 - Josh Papalii
52 - Josh Hodgson
24 - Elliott Whitehead
20 - Emre Guler
19 - Corey Horsburgh
19 - Bailey Simonsson
14 - Jack Wighton
7 - Michael Oldfield
7 - Aidan Sezer
4 - Jarrod Croker

Rd 24 V Sharks

3 – John Bateman
2 – Aidan Sezer
1 - Charnze Nicoll-Klokstad

Round 24 - Votes
184 - John Bateman
100 – Aidan Sezer
58 - Charnze Nicoll-Klokstad
30 – Corey Horsburgh
21 – Josh Hodgson
21 – Jack Wighton
17 – Sia Soliola
8 – Josh Papalii
4 – Nick Cotric
3 – Jarrod Croker
2 – Ryan Sutton
1 – Bailey Simonsson

Rd 23 V Sea Eagles

3 - Jack Wighton
2 - Jarrod Croker
1 - Josh Papalii

Round 23 - Votes
114 - Jack Wighton
90 - Jarrod Croker
41 - Josh Papalii
15 - Sia Soliola
11 - Elliott Whitehead
10 - Josh Hodgson
9 - Ryan Sutton
5 - Corey Horsburgh
5 - Charnze Nicoll-Klokstad
5 - Hudson Young
3 - Joey Leilua
2 - John Bateman
1 - Dunamis Lui

Rd 22 V Storm

3 - Josh Papalii
2 - Corey Horsburgh
1 - Jack Wighton

Round 22 - Votes
164 - Josh Paplii
132 - Corey Horsburgh
42 - Jack Wighton
34 - Josh Hodgson
32 - Jarrod Croker
28 - John Bateman
9 - Jordan Rapana
8 - Elliott Whitehead
3 - Joey Leilua
3 - Charnze Nicoll-Klokstad
1 - Aidan Sezer

Rd 21 V Roosters

3 - Josh Papalii
2 - John Bateman
1 - Jack Wighton

Round 21 - Votes
70 - Josh Papalii
51 - John Bateman
31 - Jack Wighton
23 - Sia Soliola
22 - Josh Hodgson
9 - Joe Tapine
7 - Elliott Whitehead

Rd 20 V Warriors

3 - Josh Hodgson
2 - Joe Tapine
1 - John Bateman

Round 20 - Votes
245 - Josh Hodgson
89 - Joe Tapine
45 - John Bateman
42 - Aidan Sezer
27 - Josh Papalii
19 - Jack Wighton
7 - Bailey Simonsson
5 - Elliott Whitehead
4 - Michael Oldfield
3 - Charnze Nicoll-Klokstad
3 - Sia Soliola
1 - Corey Horsburgh

Rd 19 V Panthers

3 - John Bateman
2 - Josh Hodgson
1 - Aidan Sezer

Round 19 - Votes
John Bateman 230
Josh Hodgson 127
Aidan Sezer 50
Charnze Nicoll-Klokstad 38
Elliott Whitehead 38
Jack Wighton 19
Josh Papalii 11
Sia Soliola 4
Dunamis Lui 3
Corey Horsburgh 2
Joseph Tapine 2
Jordan Rapana 2

Rd 18 V Tigers

3 - Charnze Nicoll-Klokstad
2 - Josh Papalii
1 - Josh Hodgson

Round 18 - Votes
195 - Charnze Nicoll-Klokstad
129 - Josh Papalii
96 - Josh Hodgson
54 - Aidan Sezer
18 - Sia Soliola
15 - Jarrod Croker
7 - Jack Wighton
2 - Dunamis Lui
2 - Michael Oldfield
1 - Corey Horsburgh
1 - Elliott Whithead

Rd 17 V Dragons

3 - Charnze Nicoll-Klokstad
2 - Josh Hodgson
1 - Jarrod Croker

Round 17 - Votes
203 - Charnze Nicoll-Klokstad
165 - Josh Hodgson
55 - Jarrod Croker
26 - Aidan Sezer
12 - Josh Papalii
9 - Joe Tapine
7 - Jack Wighton
5 - Sia Soliola
4 - Jordan Rapana
3 - Bailey Simonsson
2 - John Bateman
2 - Siliva Havili
1 - Corey Horsburgh

Rd 15 V Eels

3 - Charnze Nicoll-Klokstad
2 - Bailey Simonsson
1 - Josh Papalii

Round 15 - Votes
124 - Charnze Nicoll-Klokstad
35 - Bailey Simonsson
23 - Josh Papalii
16 - Joe Tapine
15 - Josh Hodgson
15 - Dunamis Lui
8 - Elliott Whitehead
4 - Jordan Rapana
3 - Aidan Sezer
1 - John Bateman
1 - Seb Kris

Rd 14 V Sharks

3 - Jack Wighton
2 - Josh Papalii
1 - Jarrod Croker

Round 14 - Votes
124 - Jack Wighton
100 - Josh Papalii
56 - Jarrod Croker
39 - Elliott Whitehead
18 - Bailey Simonsson
15 - John Bateman
13 - Joe Tapine
4 - Charnze Nicoll-Klokstad
3 - Aidan Sezer
1 - Siliva Havili

Rd 13 V Tigers

3 - Bailey Simonsson
2 - Ryan Sutton
1 - Jack Wighton

Round 13 - Votes
140 - Bailey Simonsson
108 - Ryan Sutton
76 - Jack Wighton
74 - John Bateman
40 - Josh Papalii
36 - Aidan Sezer
15 - Elliott Whitehead
7 - Dunamis Lui
5 - Jarrod Croker
1 - Charnze Nicoll-Klokstad

Rd 12 V Bulldogs

3 - Charnze Nicoll-Klokstad
2 - John Bateman
1 - Corey Horsburgh

Round 12 - Votes

250 - Charnze Nicoll-Klokstad
107 - John Bateman
97 - Corey Horsburgh
16 - Siliva Havili
16 - Elliott Whitehead
11 - Bailey Simonsson
8 - Michael Oldfield
3 - Jarrod Croker
3 - Sebastian Kris
2 - Aidan Sezer
1 - Dunamis Lui

Rd 11 V Cowboys

3 - Jack Wighton
2 - Corey Horsburgh
1 - Josh Papalii

Round 11 - Votes

122 - Jack Wighton
56 - Corey Horsburgh
34 - Josh Papalii
15 - Siliva Havili
14 - Elliott Whitehead
10 - Dunamis Lui
9 - Charnze Nicoll-Klokstad
5 - Bailey Simonsson
4 - Sam Williams
3 - Hudson Young
2 - Nick Cotric

Rd 10 V Rabbitohs

3 - Josh Papalii
2 - Hudson Young
1 - Charnze Nicoll-Klokstad

Round 10 - Votes

87 - Josh Papalii
50 - Hudson Young
34 - Charnze Nicoll-Klokstad
30 - Corey Horsburgh
15 - Jack Wighton
14 - Nick Cotric
12 - Dunamis Lui
7 - Sam Williams
6 - Josh Hodgson
4 - Michael Oldfield
3 - Jarrod Croker
2 - Bailey Simonsson
2 - Ryan Sutton
2 - Elliott Whitehead

Rd 9 V Roosters

3 - Josh Papalii
2 - Jack Wighton
1 - Charnze Nicoll-Klokstad

Round 9 - Votes

111 - Josh Papalii
103 - Jack Wighton
80 - Charnze Nicoll-Klokstad
12 - Jarrod Croker
12 - Josh Hodgson
5 - Elliott Whitehead
4 - Siliva Havili
2 - Corey Horsburgh
1 - Dunamis Lui
1 - Sam Williams

Rd 8 V Panthers

3 – Jack Wighton
2 - Elliott Whitehead
1 - Josh Papalii

Round 8 - Votes

179 - Jack Wighton
143 - Elliott Whitehead
51 - Josh Papalii
40 - Ryan Sutton
19 - Sia Soliola
17 - Charnze Nicoll-Klokstad
12 - Jarrod Croker
9 - Josh Hodgson
9 - Sam Williams
2 - Hudson Young
1 - John Bateman
1 - Nick Cotric
1 - Dunamis Lui

Rd 7 V Sea Eagles

3 – Jack Wighton
2 - Jarrod Croker
1 - Charnze Nicoll-Klokstad

Round 7 - Votes

146 - Jack Wighton
83 - Jarrod Croker
52 - Charnze Nicoll-Klokstad
38 - John Bateman
16 - Josh Papalii
9 - Elliott Whitehead
8 - Dunamis Lui
2 - Nick Cotric

Rd 6 V Broncos

3 – John Bateman
2 - Charnze Nicoll-Klokstad
1 – Joey Leilua

Round 6 - Votes

151 – John Bateman
114 - Charnze Nicoll-Klokstad
106 – Joey Leilua
34 – Jack Wighton
24 – Jarrod Croker
18 – Ryan Sutton
14 – Josh Papalii
2 – Sia Soliola
1 – Dunamis Lui
1 – Sam Williams

Rd 5 V Eels

3 - Charnze Nicoll-Klokstad
2 - Josh Papalii
1 - Elliott Whitehead

Round 5 - Votes

140 - Charnze Nicoll-Klokstad
121 - Josh Papalii
61 - Elliott Whitehead
28 - Sia Soliola
27 - Ryan Sutton
26 - Jarrod Croker
25 - John Bateman
24 - Josh Hodgson
18 - Jack Wighton
12 - Sam Williams
8- Joey Leilua
5 - Jordan Rapana
3 - Siliva Havili
2 - Dunamis Lui
1 - Nick Cotric

Rd 4 V Cowboys

3 - Elliott Whitehead
2 - Jordan Rapana
1 - Joey Leilua

Round 4 - Votes

169 - Elliott Whitehead
100 - Jordan Rapana
43 - Joey Leilua
33 - Charnze Nicoll-Klokstad
30 - Ryan Sutton
25 - Josh Hodgson
24 - Josh Papalii
17 - John Bateman
12 - Dunamis Lui
3 - Nick Cotric
2 - Corey Horsburgh
2 - Jack Wighton

Rd 3 V Knights

3 - John Bateman
2 - Charnze Nicoll-Klokstad
1 - Josh Hodgson

Round 3 - Votes

244 - John Bateman
234 - Charnze Nicoll-Klokstad
92 - Josh Hodgson
55 - Sam Williams
9 - Josh Papalii
7 - Jarrod Croker
4 - Ryan Sutton
2 - Sia Soliola
1 - Nick Cotric
1 - Siliva Havili
1 - Corey Horsburgh
1 - Joey Leilua
1 - Jack WIghton

Rd 2 V Storm

3 - Charnze Nicoll-Klokstad
2 - John Bateman
1 - Jarrod Croker

Round 2 - Votes

90 - Charnze Nicoll-Klokstad
62 - John Bateman
55 - Jarrod Croker
15 - Josh Papalii
5 - Siliva Havili
3 - Corey Horsburgh
3 - Jordan Rapana
2 - Sia Soliola
1 - Josh Hodgson

Rd 1 V Titans

3 – John Bateman
2 – Josh Papalii
1 – Jack Wighton

Round 1 – Votes

133 - John Bateman
120 – Josh Papalii
70 – Jack Wighton
68 - Josh Hodgson
15 – Joey Leilua
11 – Charnze Nicoll-Klokstad
10 – Sia Soliola
4 – Corey Horsburgh
2 – Aidan Sezer

Re: 2019 Fans' Choice Player of the Year

Posted: September 16, 2019, 2:05 pm
by The Greenhouse
Josh Papalii wins the 2019 Canberra Raiders Fans' Choice Player of the Year Award

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Josh Papalii is the winner of the Canberra Raiders Fans' Choice Award for 2019.

The award was decided in the final round of the season, with Papalii taking man of the match honours in the clash with the Warriors - and overtaking Charnze Nicoll-Klokstad. It is the third time Papalii has won the Fans' Choice award - and he has now taken the title back-to-back, after winning in 2018. He also finished on top in 2016. No player has ever won the award three times in its history. As the Player of the Year, Papalii also takes out the Fans' Choice Forward of the Year Award.

Going into the final match of the regular season, only Papalii and Nicoll-Klokstad were still in contention for the award - but Nicoll-Klokstad was one of the players rested from the Round 25 match, after the Raiders' top four finish had been wrapped up... and a tough season for the young star.

Papalii took out man of the match honours in five matches - three in the final five rounds. He performed very strongly in the narrow losses to the Roosters and Rabbitohs in Rounds 9 and 10 - and followed with outstanding games against the Roosters and Storm in Round 21 and 22. He topped the 200 metres gained mark twice (against the Tigers in Round 18 and the Warriors in Round 25) - and has averaged more than 145 metres per game. He's delivered five tries, 27 offloads, 52 tackle breaks and averaged over 50 post contact metres per match. He's also made an average of 28 tackles a game - with a tackle efficiency rate of just under 94 per cent.

When Papalii won his first Fans' Choice Award in 2016, he was one of the premier back rowers in the competition. Having moved into the middle in 2018, he is now one of the premier props in the league. In fact, in August, Australian coach Mal Meninga described him as "the best front rower in the game".

Papalii was outstanding for the Queensland Maroons in this year's 2019 Origin series and is surely favoured to take back a Kangaroos jersey - should he want selection in the Australian team, rather than Samoa, the island nation he represented in the 2017 World Cup.

Papalii recently admitted he wasn't sure about the move to the middle, but now he loves it.

"There's so many good props out there," he said. It's only my first year of playing in the front row for a full season and it's one I have enjoyed so far. Taking those kick-off carries is something I don't like. I really found it hard when Ricky chucked me in the front row for the first time ever. I don't mind it now, it's something I enjoy."

English recruit John Bateman finished as runner up for Forward of the Year - in his first stellar year in the NRL. He was in the running for the Player of the Year until the penultimate round, having been named by the fans as man of the match five times in 2019.

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Charnze Nicoll-Klokstad, also in his first year with the Green Machine, has taken the Fans' Choice Back of the Year Award. Many Raiders fans were wondering who Nicoll-Klokstand when he arrived at the club from the Warriors, just before the pre-season trials commenced. With Jack Wighton moving from fullback to five eighth, he grabbed the No. 1 jersey and never let it go. The fans chose Nicoll-Klokstad as man of the match six times this year, but he didn't receive as many minor points as Papalii.

Nicoll-Klokstad couldn't get a regular first grade start with the Warriors. But in 2019, he's in the top five players in the NRL for running metres gained and the No. 1 player for kick return metres. He's in the top 10 players for tackle breaks. He's been an absolute revelation - and as a young player, still has plenty of upside, and opportunity to further develop his ball playing skills.

He came to the club on a bargain basement contract, but was recently rewarded with a contract extension and upgrade. He and his young family couldn't be happier about remaining long term in Canberra.

"To be able to call Canberra home for the next four years, the boys the community in general has made my time here so enjoyable here, so I'm stoked," he said.

Jack Wighton finished as runner up for Back of the Year, having made a great success of his move to five eighth - and performing so strongly, he made his Origin debut for the New South Wales Blues.

The Canberra Raiders Fans' Choice Player of the Year has been awarded since 2004, with the inaugural winner being Ruben Wiki. Other winners have included Alan Tongue, Terry Campese, Shaun Fensom, Jarrod Croker, Josh Hodgson, Jordan Rapana and Nick Cotric. The award, sponsored by The Greenhouse Canberra Raiders supporters site (TheGH.com.au), is voted on by the fans on line, who give 3-2-1 points to the best players each week. The Player of the Year receives a crystal trophy from The Greenhouse.

2019 Canberra Raiders Fans' Choice

Fans' Choice Player of the Year and Best Forward: Josh Papalii
Best Back: Charnze Nicoll-Klokstad


Final Leaderboard:

27 - Josh Papalii
26 - Charnze Nicoll-Klokstad
22 - John Bateman
21 - Jack Wighton
11 - Josh Hodgson
7 - Jarrod Croker
7 - Elliott Whitehead
5 - Bailey Simonsson
5 - Corey Horsburgh
3 - Aidan Sezer
2 - Joey Leilua
2 - Jordan Rapana
2 - Ryan Sutton
2 - Joe Tapine
2 - Hudson Young

Previous winners:

2018 Josh Papalii
2017 Jordan Rapana, Nick Cotric
2016 Josh Papalii
2015 Josh Hodgson
2014 Jarrod Croker
2013 Jarrod Croker
2012 Shaun Fensom, Blake Ferguson
2011 Shaun Fensom
2010 Josh Dugan
2009 Josh Dugan
2008 Terry Campese
2007 Alan Tongue
2006 Alan Tongue
2005 Jason Smith (Clinton Schifcofske finished on equal points, with Jason Smith declared winner on countback)
2004 Ruben Wiki