Radradra looks for back to back honours
Dyldam Parramatta Eels winger Semi Radradra will look to claim back-to-back honours as Dally M Winger of the Year at tonight’s prestigious Dally M Awards.
After claiming the award in 2014, Radradra has been nominated again for his outstanding season for the Blue and Gold.
Radradra finished the year with 24 tries from his 18 appearances, setting a new club record for tries scored in a season (previously held by Steve Ella, for 23 tries in 1982), and breaking a 60-year-old record earlier in the year when he scored five doubles in five games.
Radradra finished as the NRL’s top try-scorer of the year in 2015.
Radradra is nominated alongside Curtis Rona (Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs), Marika Koroibete (Melbourne Storm) and Valentine Holmes (Cronulla-Sutherland Sharks).
His teammate Tim Mannah is also nominated for the NRL’s prestigious Ken Stephen Medal for his outstanding contributions to the community, an award that is partly determined by public vote.
For the first time, the Ken Stephen Medal will be included in the Dally M Medal night, an acknowledgment of just how important NRL players’ efforts in the community are to the profile and success of the game.
The Dally M Medal night will also include awards for Captain of the Year, Coach of the Year, Rep Player of the Year, Rookie of the Year and all the positional awards before being capped off by the top award.
The 2015 judging panel is: Daily Telegraph: Dean Ritchie, David Riccio, Nick Walshaw, Paul Crawley, Christian Nicolussi, James Hooper.
Fox Sports: Braith Anasta, Mark Gasnier, Jimmy Smith, Greg Alexander, Gary Belcher, Brett Kimmorley.
Channel 9: Andrew Johns, Brad Fittler, Wally Lewis, Darren Lockyer, Brett Finch.
Sky TV: Daryl Halligan.