Seven players have been nominated for the 2019 Provan-Summons Medal in honour of their on-field acts of sportsmanship, courage and respect this past season, as reported on NRL.com.
The candidates for this year include: Clint Gutherson, Josh Jackson, Cameron McInnes, Phillip Sami, Ethan Lowe, Gavin Cooper and Tim Mannah.
A fan vote will make up 50% of the judging process, with an expert panel to account for the other half.
The winner will be announced at the Dally M Medal ceremony on October 2.
Here are the nominees for the 2019 Provan-Summons Medal:
Clint Gutherson – Sportsmanship
The Eels captain showed great care for Bulldogs forward Adam Elliot after he got heavily concussed in round two.
Ethan Lowe – Sportsmanship
The Souths back-rower slowed down to make sure Manly’s fullback Tom Trbojevic was alright when he pulled up lame with a hamstring injury in round four.
Gavin Cooper – Respect
Cowboys veteran, Cooper, took the time to congratulate Melbourne Storm captain Cameron Smith on breaking the all-time points scoring record in round five.
Tim Mannah – Sportsmanship
When Canberra back-rower Joseph Tapine was carried off with a leg injury in round five, Mannah was the first to offer his support for the young player.
Cameron McInnes – Courage
When the Dragons played the Rabbitohs in round 19 they were down for most of the game and needed something extraordinary to get themselves back into the game. Up step McInnes, who shot off the line to charge down a Adam Reynolds field goal attempt before sprinting 40 odd metres to recover the ball and hand his side possession in great field position.
Josh Jackson – Sportsmanship
The Bulldogs skipper showed great sportsmanship in round 21 when he consoled Wests Tigers winger Paul Momirovski after he missed a goal to force golden point.
Phillip Sami – Courage
When Storm flyer Josh Addo-Carr has the ball with no on in front of him you’d think he will score untouched. Well you’d be wrong. Titans winger Phillip Sami refused to give up on the chase and after a 90 metre effort he stopped “The Foxx” metres short of the try line in round 23.
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