It’s that time of the year again. The weather’s hot, the sky’s clear, and it’s just a couple of days before some lucky Queenslander walks up onto a podium to hoist the NRL Premiership Trophy above his head.
But before we can get into the grand final fever, we first need to establish a few accolades at the annual Dally M’s. Here’s who’s going to win, and why.
The award presented for the year’s ‘headline moment’, no one has stolen the back page of the papers more than Cameron Smith in recent months.
The veteran hooker has gone from strength to strength as he smashes records. Smith played his 350th NRL game, his 42nd Origin match, kicked his 1000th goal and scored his 2000th career point all in a season. But running out for his 356th NRL game surely takes the cake.
It sees Smith overtake Darren Lockyer as the game’s most capped player in its 110-year history, and it appears nothing can stop Smith’s Storm this year.