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Re: RLPA Awards - 2017

Unread post by stryker » Wed 13 Sep, 2017 6:38 am

LARDS wrote:
Wed 13 Sep, 2017 6:11 am
ricksen wrote:
Tue 12 Sep, 2017 11:45 pm
Some very odd names in that team of the year.
From memory the voting process involves each player nominating 3 opposition players on a 3-2-1 basis after each game.
This sounds about right. So really it is just part gauge of who is the best player relative to the others in his own team, not in the whole comp.
Hopefully, none of our players win this one again, if Ivan's phylosify comes to fruition.
Ok that does explain things. It pays to be a decent player in a poor team.


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Unread post by trumper » Wed 13 Sep, 2017 6:55 am

From smh.com.au

Wests Tigers fullback James Tedesco has emerged as the surprise winner of the Players' Champion award after pipping Storm star Cameron Smith for the honour.

Tedesco accepted the trophy, determined by his NRL peers throughout the season, at a star-studded ceremony at The Star on Tuesday night. Most pundits expected Smith, the short-priced favourite for the Dally M award, to pick up the prestigious gong. However, Tedesco emerged as the players' player of the year, underscoring his value ahead of his switch to the Roosters during the off season.

"I didn't think I was any chance," Tedesco told AAP.

"I though Cameron Smith has had a great year and he's been the best in the game for a while.

"I thought he was No.1 for it. When I heard my name I was pretty shocked but very honoured.

"It's a great compliment for me, the year for the Tigers wasn't so good. This puts a good slant on it."

During the regular season Tedesco topped the league for tackle busts (153) and was seventh for run metres (163m per game).

Asked how he rated his 2017 season the NSW No.1 said: "It probably wasn't my greatest to be honest.

"It was hard in a struggling side at the Tigers but the last two months, for myself and as a team, we were better.

"I think there's a lot of improvement for myself, I'll be looking to do that at the Roosters next year. Hopefully I take my game to the next level."

Rugby League Players' Association CEO Ian Prendergast praised Tedesco for his stellar season, with the unique award that is peer-voted by opposition players each week.

"I would like to congratulate James on being awarded the Players' Champion and all the players honoured for their performances throughout the 2017 season," Prendergast said. "James has been recognised by his fellow players as the best performer this year, which is an enormous accolade.

"The voting system consists of players each week submitting who they think were the best three players from the opposition team – which makes this award unique as it is truly voted on by NRL players.

"Despite the Wests Tigers not making the NRL finals this year, James was consistently voted as one of their best all year by opposition players.

"James is one of those dynamic players who creates excitement every time he gets the ball and drives huge interest in the game. Clearly his performances have also impressed his peers throughout the season.

"This is something that James should be extremely proud of as he joins an elite group of previous winners that include Jason Taumalolo, Johnathan Thurston, Darius Boyd and Jarryd Hayne."

The night also paid tribute to RLPA general president Cameron Smith through a special presentation from Australian and Queensland teammate Johnathan Thurston. Smith was recognised for his significant contribution to rugby league, including surpassing Darren Lockyer for the most games played in his 356th NRL appearance last weekend.

Based on player voting throughout the season, the inaugural Players' 13 Dream Team was also named. Canberra Raiders winger Nick Cotric was named rookie of the year, playing all 24 matches and scoring 16 tries.

The Dennis Tutty Award, which recognises an individual who has made a significant contribution as an advocate for advancing the interests of players throughout the year, was awarded to Cronulla Sharks star and RLPA director James Maloney.

Smith (Australia), Taumalolo (New Zealand) and Josh Hodgson (Rest of the World) were recognised for their efforts in the representative arena this season through their respective awards.

Women's representative player of the year honours went to Simaima Taufa (Australian Jillaroos) and Sarina Fiso (New Zealand Kiwi Ferns), while Melbourne Storm hooker Harry Grant won the NYC player of the year award.

The night also recognised the off-field contributions of players through the RLPA-NRL wellbeing and education awards, with Tim Mannah (NRL academic player of the year) and Billy Magoulias (NYC academic player of the year) headlining teams named in this category.

Adam Blair (Pasifika leadership and excellence) and Ryan James (Indigenous leadership and excellence) were honoured for their contribution in their respective fields.

THE PLAYERS' CHAMPION 2017 AWARD WINNERS:

The Players' Champion – James Tedesco (Wests Tigers)

The Players' 13 Dream Team: James Tedesco (Wests Tigers), Jordan Rapana (Canberra Raiders), Konrad Hurrell (Gold Coast Titans), Dane Gagai (Newcastle Knights), David Nofoaluma (Wests Tigers), Gareth Widdop (St. George Illawarra), Nathan Cleary (Penrith Panthers), Aaron Woods (Wests Tigers), Cameron Smith (Melbourne Storm), David Klemmer (Canterbury-Bankstown), Jason Taumalolo (North Queensland), Wade Graham (Cronulla-Sutherland), Sam Burgess (South Sydney)

Harvey Norman Rookie of the Year – Nick Cotric (Canberra Raiders)

Harvey Norman Dennis Tutty Award – James Maloney (Cronulla Sharks)

One Solutions Australian Representative Player – Cameron Smith (Melbourne Storm/Australia/Queensland)

Phone A Flight New Zealand Representative Player – Jason Taumalolo (North Queensland)

One Solutions Rest of the World Representative Player – Josh Hodgson (England)

Harvey Norman Australian Representative Women's Player of the Year – Simaima Taufa (Australian Jillaroos)

Phone A Flight New Zealand Representative Women's Player of the Year – Sarina Fiso (New Zealand Kiwi Ferns)

Harvey Norman NYC Player of the Year – Harry Grant (Melbourne Storm)

Origin Greats Inductee – Brett Morris

The "300 Club" – Cooper Cronk, Chris Heighington, Luke Lewis, Paul Gallen, Ryan Hoffman

Shadforth Financial Group RLPA /NRL Wellbeing and Education Awards:

Indigenous Leadership & Excellence – Ryan James (Gold Coast Titans)

Pasifika Leadership & Excellence – Adam Blair (Brisbane Broncos)

NRL Academic Player of the Year – Tim Mannah (Parramatta Eels)

NYC Academic Player of the Year – Billy Magoulias (Cronulla Sharks)

NRL Academic Team of the Year: Tom Opacic (Brisbane), Chad Townsend (Sharks), Damien Cook (Rabbitohs), Jacob Host (Dragons), John Asiata (Cowboys), Christian Welch (Storm), Anthony Don (Titans), Tim Mannah (Eels), Jamie Buhrer (Knights), Ava Seumanufagai (Wests Tigers), Tom Trbojevic (Sea Eagles), Luke Keary (Roosters), Michael Lichaa (Bulldogs)

NYC Academic Team of the Year: Billy Magoulias (Sharks), Blake Manowski (Rabbitohs), Dane Aukafolau (Eels), Eiden Ackland (Warriors), Harry Grant (Storm), Joseph Ratuvakacereivalu (Roosters), Joseph Tramontana (Bulldogs), Liam Martin (Panthers), Mitchell Dunn (Cowboys), Patrick Carringan (Broncos), Royce Tout (Wests Tigers), Stuart Mason (Dragons), Tyrone Roberts-Davis (Titans)

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Unread post by goldcoast tiger » Wed 13 Sep, 2017 6:56 am

Spud Murphy wrote:
Tue 12 Sep, 2017 10:08 pm
Geo. wrote:
Tue 12 Sep, 2017 9:49 pm
Spud Murphy wrote:
Tue 12 Sep, 2017 9:43 pm
Tedesco voted as players champion and 3 Tigers in the team of the year? How on earth? Were half of the NRL players not included in this event?
7 Players were nominated by the RLPA for Players Champion ..voted by their peers..

All NRL players available for selection in the Dream Team...
Ok, but it still begs the question - how on earth? There were heaps better players than some of the guys chosen in that team - think top 8 teams for a start.
That's your opinion, the players that are on the field think otherwise.

Congratulations Teddy, Nofo and Woodsie

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Unread post by supercoach » Wed 13 Sep, 2017 7:05 am

Must have been a postal vote and the letters only sent to the Weststigers!

Woods went well but probably not in the top 5 front rowers
Teddy was well below his best for 75% of the season
Nofo..was good but had plenty in front of him in the wing stakes

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Unread post by Byron Bay Fan » Wed 13 Sep, 2017 7:22 am

Where are the awards for best dive, best coat hanger, best refereeing blunder, best embarrassing moment whilst being drunk etc etc
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Unread post by Russell » Wed 13 Sep, 2017 8:42 am

supercoach wrote:
Wed 13 Sep, 2017 7:05 am
Must have been a postal vote and the letters only sent to the Weststigers!

Woods went well but probably not in the top 5 front rowers
Teddy was well below his best for 75% of the season
Nofo..was good but had plenty in front of him in the wing stakes
Obviously the players that play against them have a much more realistic opinion.


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Unread post by Geo. » Wed 13 Sep, 2017 8:47 am

InBenjiWeTrust wrote:
Wed 13 Sep, 2017 8:43 am
no surprises there :sign:

http://www.smh.com.au/rugby-league/leag ... yg27r.html
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Geo nailed it...

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Unread post by steve-o » Wed 13 Sep, 2017 9:51 am

The voting system is flawed. The players pick the 3 best performers on the opposing team, so when teams come up against a weak side with a few stars like the tigers, the same players are always going to be chosen (e.g. teddy, woods, nofo etc). Whereas a team that has talent across their side are going to be competing against one another for points. No wonder smith didn't win when he's playing alongside slater, cronk, Munster, chambers, kaufusi, Bromwich, vunivalu etc.
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Unread post by Spud Murphy » Wed 13 Sep, 2017 9:53 am

There is only 4 out of 13 players in that 'team of the year' from clubs that actually made the top 8. I'm sorry but that's just wrong. One or two from the bottom teams maybe, but nine?? No, your team makes the finals if you're playing so good as to be named in the team of the year, imo.

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Unread post by Geo. » Wed 13 Sep, 2017 10:13 am

I'd rather the peer voting system than a bunch of drunk jurno's and ex boys club players that is the Dally M's .now that's a farce..
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Geo nailed it...

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Unread post by jirskyr » Wed 13 Sep, 2017 10:56 am

trumper wrote:
Wed 13 Sep, 2017 6:55 am
Asked how he rated his 2017 season the NSW No.1 said: "It probably wasn't my greatest to be honest.

"It was hard in a struggling side at the Tigers but the last two months, for myself and as a team, we were better.

"I think there's a lot of improvement for myself, I'll be looking to do that at the Roosters next year. Hopefully I take my game to the next level."
Hmm James, you started off right - not your best year, but don't just blame the "struggling" team, you created your own off-field issues that both brought your form and the team's form down.

Tedesco signs with Tigers straight up in February and maybe we don't get half the nonsense we got in 2017 that destabilised the club.

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Unread post by Balmain Boy » Wed 13 Sep, 2017 10:59 am

Every award seems to be a joke bar Cotric.

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Unread post by steve-o » Wed 13 Sep, 2017 11:30 am

Geo. wrote:
Wed 13 Sep, 2017 10:13 am
I'd rather the peer voting system than a bunch of drunk jurno's and ex boys club players that is the Dally M's .now that's a farce..
The biggest farce is the Clive Churchill medallist. Thurston wasn't the best on ground in 2015, and choosing DCE in 2013 even though his team lost?
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Unread post by underdog » Wed 13 Sep, 2017 11:45 am

Makes complete sense -

If you have just flogged a team, and were then asked to vote on who was the best in that team - Tedesco, and Nofo would come up every time - they almost always put in and are dangerous irrespective of the game.

Think of it as the "anti-flog" award. :mrgreen:
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Unread post by colmcd » Wed 13 Sep, 2017 11:59 am

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"It's a great compliment for me, the year for the Tigers wasn't so good. This puts a good slant on it."

During the regular season Tedesco topped the league for tackle busts (153) and was seventh for run metres (163m per game).

Asked how he rated his 2017 season the NSW No.1 said: "It probably wasn't my greatest to be honest."

Yep, narrowly missed the wooden spoon but I feel so much better that Teddy is recognized with the Players Award *FACEPALM*

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Unread post by macca84 » Wed 13 Sep, 2017 12:16 pm

steve-o wrote:
Wed 13 Sep, 2017 11:30 am
Geo. wrote:
Wed 13 Sep, 2017 10:13 am
I'd rather the peer voting system than a bunch of drunk jurno's and ex boys club players that is the Dally M's .now that's a farce..
The biggest farce is the Clive Churchill medallist. Thurston wasn't the best on ground in 2015, and choosing DCE in 2013 even though his team lost?
I've got no problems with the CCM winner coming from a losing team, just as long as it's right. DCE wasn't the best on ground in 2013. Milford should have got the CCM in 2015 though. It was just easy for the selectors to say it was for JT, as it was just about the last accolade for him to get in the game. It's all a joke.

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Unread post by Russell » Wed 13 Sep, 2017 4:44 pm

steve-o wrote:
Wed 13 Sep, 2017 11:30 am
Geo. wrote:
Wed 13 Sep, 2017 10:13 am
I'd rather the peer voting system than a bunch of drunk jurno's and ex boys club players that is the Dally M's .now that's a farce..
The biggest farce is the Clive Churchill medallist. Thurston wasn't the best on ground in 2015, and choosing DCE in 2013 even though his team lost?
Apart from 2013 (can't remember and don't really care) what has being on the losing side got to do with whether you are the best player on the ground or not?

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