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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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Re: 2018 Meninga Medal

Post by Bay53 » September 11, 2018, 11:00 pm

Well done to Josh Papalli, after a poor start he had a great season.

I say it every year but it really annoys me that they don’t publish the round by round scores. As someone who does a review show after every game, I would be really interested to know if the votes in each game tallied up with my thoughts.

As someone who comes from an AFL background I find it extraordinary. Any best and fairest count at any Aussie Rules club will always be called game by game. Not too dissimilar to the Brownlow although in this case there is only one game per round so it is heaps quicker.

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Re: 2018 Meninga Medal

Post by greeneyed » September 11, 2018, 11:01 pm

No we didn't.
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Re: 2018 Meninga Medal

Post by Bay53 » September 11, 2018, 11:03 pm

Commonwealth nines was Under 23. Hardly junior Rep.

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Re: 2018 Meninga Medal

Post by Bay53 » September 11, 2018, 11:03 pm

greeneyed wrote:
September 11, 2018, 11:01 pm
No we didn't.
Didn’t what??

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Re: 2018 Meninga Medal

Post by greeneyed » September 11, 2018, 11:06 pm

Bay53 wrote:
September 11, 2018, 11:03 pm
greeneyed wrote:
September 11, 2018, 11:01 pm
No we didn't.
Didn’t what??
Have any players in Under 16s Origin.
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Re: 2018 Meninga Medal

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

More on the horizon as Canberra Raiders forward Josh Papalii wins Meninga Medal

As Mal Meninga draped a medal named in his honour around Josh Papalii's neck, many wondered if the next thing he hands the Canberra Raiders star will be an Australian Kangaroos jersey.

Read more: https://www.canberratimes.com.au/sport/ ... 502zk.html

2018 MENINGA MEDAL WINNERS

Meninga Medal – Josh Papalii
Rookie of the Year – Emre Guler
NRL Coaches Award – Nick Cotric
Fred Daly Memorial Clubman of the Year – Michael Oldfield
Geoff Caldwell Memorial Career and Education Award – Joe Tapine
Gordon McLucas Memorial Junior Representative Player of the Year – Jack Murchie

Meninga Medal Top Six Vote Tally

25 – Josh Papalii
17 – Joe Tapine
17 – Elliott Whitehead
13 – Jack Wighton
11 – Nick Cotric
11 – Jordan Rapana
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Re: 2018 Meninga Medal

Post by Stumpy » September 11, 2018, 11:12 pm

Bay53 wrote:
September 11, 2018, 10:55 pm
edwahu wrote:
September 11, 2018, 10:46 pm
Bay53 wrote:
September 11, 2018, 10:44 pm
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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.
During the presentation it seemed they focused on him playing junior Roos last year more than anything.

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Re: 2018 Meninga Medal

Post by Brew » September 12, 2018, 6:25 am

Seeing the Vote Tally I reckon Jack would of come close to winning it this year. Hope he has a ripper 2019 and realises his potential.


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Re: 2018 Meninga Medal

Post by Bay53 » September 12, 2018, 7:02 am

Brew wrote:
September 12, 2018, 6:25 am
Seeing the Vote Tally I reckon Jack would of come close to winning it this year. Hope he has a ripper 2019 and realises his potential.


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Re: 2018 Meninga Medal

Post by edwahu » September 12, 2018, 10:24 am

Bay53 wrote:
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.
Under 23s I think. It's the only explanation.

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Re: 2018 Meninga Medal

Post by greeneyed » September 12, 2018, 11:01 am

Canberra Raiders forward Josh Papalii wins 2018 Meninga Medal

Canberra Raiders forward Josh Papalii has capped off a stunning second half of the season for the Green Machine, by taking home the 2018 Meninga Medal.

Papalii won the award by eight votes, with his nearest rival's fellow forwards Joe Tapine and Elliott Whitehead. It's Papalii's second Meninga Medal, after he was named joint winner with Josh Hodgson in 2016.

2018 Meninga Medal Winners

Meninga Medal – Josh Papalii
Rookie of the Year – Emre Guler
NRL Coaches Award – Nick Cotric
Fred Daly Memorial Clubman of the Year – Michael Oldfield
Geoff Caldwell Memorial Career and Education Award – Joe Tapine
Gordon McLucas Memorial Junior Representative Player of the Year – Jack Murchie
Meninga Medal Top Five Vote Tally
25 – Josh Papalii
17 – Joe Tapine
17 – Elliott Whitehead
13 – Jack WIghton
11 – Nick Cotric
11 – Jordan Rapana

Read more: https://www.raiders.com.au/news/2018/09 ... nga-medal/
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Re: 2018 Meninga Medal

Post by edwahu » September 12, 2018, 11:23 am

Matched our votes except for Hodgo.

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Re: 2018 Meninga Medal

Post by greeneyed » September 12, 2018, 11:39 am

edwahu wrote:
September 12, 2018, 11:23 am
Matched our votes except for Hodgo.
I do think the GH fans who vote are pretty good judges. Interesting to compare the fan votes to the player votes.

Meninga Medal

2018 Josh Papalii
2017 Junior Paulo
2016 Josh Papalli and Josh Hodgson
2015 Iosia Soliola
2014 Jarrod Croker
2013 Anthony Milford
2012 Shaun Fensom
2011 Shaun Fensom
2010 David Shillington
2009 Josh Dugan and Josh Miller
2008 Joel Monaghan
2007 Scott Logan
2006 Alan Tongue
2005 Josh Miller and Troy Thompson
2004 Clinton Schifcofske

Fans' Choice Award

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
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Re: 2018 Meninga Medal

Post by gangrenous » September 12, 2018, 11:57 am

Not sure about that GE, I’ve been known to vote on occasion...

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Re: 2018 Meninga Medal

Post by Bay53 » September 12, 2018, 5:30 pm

I know I harp on about this but look through the list. Not one player in the halves has won the Meninga Medal and only two, the last one in 2008 have won the fans choice award.

I desperately hope Aiden Sezer wins it next year. If he does we are still playing at this time of the year.

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Re: 2018 Meninga Medal

Post by greeneyed » September 12, 2018, 5:49 pm

Meninga Medal win a turning point for Canberra Raiders forward Josh Papalii

Tough home truths and the love from his family have been the catalyst for a turning point for Josh Papalii, who recaptured his career-best form on the way to winning the Mal Meninga Medal.

"Every time I took the field this year after I got dropped I was pretty emotional," Papalii said. "I took it pretty personal every time I took the field and obviously I think that's the reason why I played a lot harder than I usually do.

Read more: https://www.nrl.com/news/2018/09/12/mal ... h-papalii/

Video: Papalii humbled by award: https://www.raiders.com.au/news/2018/09 ... -by-award/

Gallery: Meninga Medal Green Carpet: https://www.raiders.com.au/news/2018/09 ... en-carpet/
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Re: 2018 Meninga Medal

Post by greeneyed » September 12, 2018, 7:21 pm

Josh Papalii gets personal to turn Canberra Raiders form around

Canberra Raiders star Josh Papalii took his early season dropping personally and it drove him to a second Mal Meninga Medal.

"Obviously with the rocky start I had to the season I'm pretty happy with how I finished it. Still just disappointed with how the team finished," he said. "I went to Elliott after the awards were done and I said, 'This was your award' and that's who I had my money on. I take this award on behalf of the team."

Read more: https://www.canberratimes.com.au/sport/ ... 503a8.html
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Re: 2018 Meninga Medal

Post by greeneyed » September 13, 2018, 8:18 am

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Re: 2018 Meninga Medal

Post by -PJ- » September 13, 2018, 8:53 am

Just browsed through the Green Carpet gallery @ Raiders.com.

It's looks like Betty White may have spent a few hours in the lolly shop before arriving.

Nice work Joe Tapine...winning.
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Re: 2018 Meninga Medal

Post by greeneyed » September 13, 2018, 5:24 pm

Video: Meninga Medal: Behind the Scenes: https://www.raiders.com.au/news/2018/09 ... he-scenes/

Video: Oldfield reflects on "humbling moment": https://www.raiders.com.au/news/2018/09 ... ng-moment/

Video: Guler thrilled with Rookie of the year award: https://www.raiders.com.au/news/2018/09 ... ear-award/

Video: Meninga Medal: Rapana stars on stage: https://www.raiders.com.au/news/2018/09 ... -on-stage/
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Re: 2018 Meninga Medal

Post by greeneyed » September 14, 2018, 6:16 pm

Murchie looking to further learn from teammates: https://www.raiders.com.au/news/2018/09 ... teammates/

Tapine preparing for life after football: https://www.raiders.com.au/news/2018/09 ... -football/

Huawei ensures Guler gets his jersey: https://www.raiders.com.au/news/2018/09 ... is-jersey/
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Re: 2018 Meninga Medal

Post by greeneyed » September 14, 2018, 6:18 pm

Reminds me of when The GH organised to buy Dane Tilse his jersey. Nice bloke, came over and had a chat after an episode of The GH Live this year.
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Re: 2018 Meninga Medal

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