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Who will win the 2018 Meninga Medal?

Josh Papalii
5
56%
Joe Tapine
1
11%
Elliott Whitehead
3
33%
Josh Hodgson
0
No votes
Jordan Rapana
0
No votes
Jack Wighton
0
No votes
Nick Cotric
0
No votes
 
Total votes: 9

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2018 Meninga Medal

Post by greeneyed » September 10, 2018, 11:25 pm

The 2018 Meninga Medal will be presented Tuesday night... who is your tip? We’ve included the top six vote getters in the Fans’ Choice Award this year in the poll. Tip for other awards, like Rookie of the Year?

Plus we’ll bring you the results here as they happen.

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Post by -TW- » September 10, 2018, 11:51 pm

Papa

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Post by BigPapa » September 11, 2018, 5:38 am

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Post by Roy Rover » September 11, 2018, 7:23 am

Definitely Papa for mine.
When was the last time a player was dropped to reserve grade and then went on to win player of the year in the same season?
Full credit to Josh for turning his season around so impressively.
Some good performances also from Wighton and Tapine this year but injury and suspensions obviously go against them.

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Post by -PJ- » September 11, 2018, 7:39 am

Joshua"smooth hands"Papalii..
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Post by edwahu » September 11, 2018, 7:41 am

Probably someone like Lui based on recent years.

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Re: 2018 Meninga Medal

Post by Stumpy » September 11, 2018, 9:33 am

edwahu wrote:
September 11, 2018, 7:41 am
Probably someone like Lui based on recent years.
I wouldn't be surprised to see Sia in the top 5 again for the same reason.

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Post by -GD- » September 11, 2018, 9:35 am

I went Whitehead, can see the player giving him points for all of the work he does every week.

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Post by bonehead » September 11, 2018, 9:49 am

Whitehead was great this year, less flashy but did a lot of work.


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Post by greeneyed » September 11, 2018, 9:57 am

Papalii for mine.

And I'd go Guler for Rookie of the Year. Liam Knight made more games (9-3) and I believe he's eligible for rookie as he only played one NRL game for the Sea Eagles in 2016 prior to this year. Both have put in huge efforts for Mounties, but Guler looked more at home in firsts for mine. Murchie is an absolute first class prospect, but hasn't had as much impact in firsts, he tends to get a bit lost in games at times.
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Post by -PJ- » September 11, 2018, 10:10 am

-GD- wrote:
September 11, 2018, 9:35 am
I went Whitehead, can see the player giving him points for all of the work he does every week.
This guy has been super consistent since he turned up. Does plenty of work all 80.

I'd be happy for Whitey to win the MM Medal..

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Post by edwahu » September 11, 2018, 10:15 am

Voting is pretty cliquey I think. That's the only way I can see that Jnr won it last year with a pretty average season.

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Post by The Greenhouse » September 11, 2018, 6:55 pm

Players currently arriving at the AIS Arena for tonight's Meninga Medal presentation. Emre Guler making a big splash in a white coat tux.... Josh Hodgson in the conservative black suit and tie... Aidan Sezer going with the country gentleman farmer look... that plaid coat! All the wives and girlfriends making an impression on the green carpet.

Will Emre Guler take the rookie of the year award? Or will it be Liam Knight?
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Post by The Greenhouse » September 11, 2018, 7:02 pm

Joe Tapine is now in the house... and must be one of the players expected to poll well. The thing that will cost him is that he made only 16 appearances, due to a combination of injury and suspension. But when on the field, he was consistently strong.
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Post by The Greenhouse » September 11, 2018, 7:19 pm

The crowd is seated, countdown on and the night is underway...

Elliott Whitehead lost his beard this week... and he must be in contention for the Meninga Medal tonight as well. He finished third in the Fans' Choice count this year, behind winner Josh Papalii and runner up Joe Tapine. He played every single game of the year, and was very consistent. The thing that might cost him is that he was shifted around positions a bit to cover injury.
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Post by The Greenhouse » September 11, 2018, 7:32 pm

The Raiders are recognising Mal Meninga's admission to the Immortals tonight. Yvonne Sampson interviews the great man on stage.

Check the video from his induction: https://twitter.com/RaidersCanberra/sta ... 7397981186
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Post by The Greenhouse » September 11, 2018, 7:40 pm

The six players in contention for the Meninga Medal are: Nick Cotric, Josh Papalii, Jordan Rapana, Joseph Tapine, Elliott Whitehead and Jack Wighton. Those are six of the top seven vote getters in the Fans' Choice voting this year!
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Canberra Raiders forward Jack Murchie is the Junior Representative Player of the Year!
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Canberra Raiders forward Joe Tapine wins the Career and Education Award!
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Canberra Raiders winger/centre Michael Oldfield named the Clubman of the Year!
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Video highlights for our tip for the Meninga Medal, Josh Papalii: https://twitter.com/RaidersCanberra/sta ... 5402830848
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Post by The Greenhouse » September 11, 2018, 8:35 pm

Video highlights for second nominee for the Meninga Medal, Joe Tapine: https://twitter.com/RaidersCanberra/sta ... 4868692992

Tim Gavel interviewing the nominees.
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Post by edwahu » September 11, 2018, 8:39 pm

looks like they have upped the production this year.

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Post by Stumpy » September 11, 2018, 8:49 pm

Sticky with another blunder, announces Papa as the winner of the coaches award.......when it was actually Cotric.

Reading the MM speech he prepared at the wrong time. 😝

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Canberra Raiders winger Nick Cotric wins the Coaches' Award!

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Emre Guler has been named the Canberra Raiders Rookie of the Year for 2018!

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@ollycaffrey AAP reporter on Twitter...

Ricky Stuart has pulled off a Warren Beatty at the Oscars moment. Announcing Josh Papalii as a winner of the Canberra Raiders coaches’ award instead of Nick Cotric 😬
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Canberra Raiders forward Elliott Whitehead is the final nominee for the Meninga Medal, with Josh Papalii and Joe Tapine also still in contention.

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The top three vote getters in the Canberra Raiders Fans' Choice Award are the three finalists for the Meninga Medal.

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2018 Meninga Medal

Post by The Greenhouse » September 11, 2018, 9:14 pm

The Meninga Medal winner for 2018 is Josh Papalii!

Still waiting on the official announcement... Scott Hazelwood of NRL.com has announced it, however...

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Post by The Greenhouse » September 11, 2018, 10:42 pm

And finally we have the official announcement that Josh Papalii has indeed won the Meninga Medal! Josh Papalii also won this year's Canberra Raiders Fans' Choice Award. He has now won both awards twice.

2018 Meninga Medal Award Winners

Junior Representative Player of the Year: Jack Murchie
Career and Education Award: Joe Tapine
Clubman of the Year: Michael Oldfield
Coaches' Award: Nick Cotric
Rookie of the Year: Emre Guler
Meninga Medal: Josh Papalii
Joe Tapine, Elliott Whitehead runners up
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Post by Bay53 » September 11, 2018, 10:43 pm

On Raiders twitter - Papalli the winner.

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Post by Bay53 » September 11, 2018, 10:44 pm

The Greenhouse wrote:
September 11, 2018, 7:43 pm
Canberra Raiders forward Jack Murchie is the Junior Representative Player of the Year!
Jack Murchie turned 21 this year. Every game he played was open age. How does he win the junior rep player of the year??

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Post by edwahu » September 11, 2018, 10:46 pm

Bay53 wrote:
September 11, 2018, 10:44 pm
The Greenhouse wrote:
September 11, 2018, 7:43 pm
Canberra Raiders forward Jack Murchie is the Junior Representative Player of the Year!
Jack Murchie turned 21 this year. Every game he played was open age. How does he win the junior rep player of the year??
Maybe that commonwealth nines thing? Fair point though.

Maybe they mixed he & Gulers awards up?

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Post by Bay53 » September 11, 2018, 10:55 pm

edwahu wrote:
September 11, 2018, 10:46 pm
Bay53 wrote:
September 11, 2018, 10:44 pm
The Greenhouse wrote:
September 11, 2018, 7:43 pm
Canberra Raiders forward Jack Murchie is the Junior Representative Player of the Year!
Jack Murchie turned 21 this year. Every game he played was open age. How does he win the junior rep player of the year??
Maybe that commonwealth nines thing? Fair point though.

Maybe they mixed he & Gulers awards up?
Was that Commonwealth nines thing age restricted??

I am sure we didn’t have anyone in the Under 18 Rep clash. Horsburgh, Hala, Guler and O’Hagan played Under 20s origin. The Under 16s weren’t played before Origin - but I think it was played as a curtain raiser to a NRL game. Not sure if we had anyone in it.

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