WOLLONGONG, AUSTRALIA - AUGUST 04: Roger Tuivasa-Sheck of the Warriors runs the ball during the round 21 NRL match between the St George Illawarra Dragons and the New Zealand Warriors at WIN Stadium on August 4, 2018 in Wollongong, Australia. (Photo by Mark Kolbe/Getty Images)

It will fly under the radar for a lot of fans but the Dally M awards will be presented this Wednesday night.

Earlier in the month I named the team (13) I would name at the team of the season. It was the team I judged the best across the NRL season prior to the finals.

The below are the players I expect to win based on Dally M votes.

The Dally M team of the year is judged on points. That isn’t always a fair reflection but it is the process.

Although a player can poll well in horrible games while a far more consistent player doesn’t poll in a game where there are four stand outs, this is based purely on how I think Wednesday’s awards will go.



Roger Tuivasa-Sheck

Although I named Valentine Holmes in my team of the season, I see the Warriors number one polling higher than Holmes and Kalyn Ponga.

Ponga missed too many games to be in the running despite his efforts. Holmes may have seen too many points taken off him by the likes of Andrew Fifita and Matt Moylan.

RTS had a stretch where he would have polled in possibly four or five games in a row. Big points too. He was a stand out for the Warriors even in losing efforts.

The winner of this positional award may have the top award draped around his neck by the end of the night such was the stand out performers in the number one.

RTS to edge Holmes and Ponga.

AUCKLAND, NEW ZEALAND – MAY 12: Roger Tuivasa-Sheck of the Warriors in action during the round 10 NRL match between the New Zealand Warriors and the Sydney Roosters at Mt Smart Stadium on May 12, 2018 in Auckland, New Zealand. (Photo by Anthony Au-Yeung/Getty Images)