The Dally M Medal is the NRL's most prestigious award, given to the NRL’s best and fairest player of the season. The award is named after late Eastern Suburbs player Dally Messenger who was rugby league’s first big name player during the game’s inception.

Here is a list of ten players who will be vying for the award over the next decade! Let us know if there is anyone missing from the list in the comments below!


Cameron Munster

SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - MARCH 28: Cameron Munster of the Storm runs the ball during the round four NRL match between the Cronulla Sharks and the Melbourne Storm at Southern Cross Group Stadium on March 28, 2016 in Sydney, Australia. (Photo by Brendon Thorne/Getty Images)

In a couple of years, the big 3 (Cameron Smith, Cooper Cronk and Billy Slater) will all be gone from the Melbourne Storm. This will leave the people of Melbourne looking for a player that can lead them into the next era.

There is a good chance that man will be Cameron Munster. He has proven he is a flexible player that can play in both the five-eighth role and in the fullback role when Billy Slater is injured. If Munster is to stay with the Storm after the big 3 leave he will have full control of the Melbourne Storm around the ruck.

No longer will he play third fiddle to Cronk and Smith, he will have to take up the responsibility of directing the Melbourne Storm his way. He has proven this to be true in the one game he has played for Queensland.

In his first game for the Maroons, Munster was key in the win over the Blues as he took control of ruck and created some key plays that set the Queenslanders up in a good position to attack.

He is likely to be the future of the Melbourne Storm for years to come along with a Dally M medal threat.


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