Eels captain and fullback Clint Gutherson has claimed the Fullback of the Year award at the 2020 Dally M awards tonight, crowned at a virtual ceremony broadcast by Fox Sports.
The Dally M awards honour the best and fairest player in both the men's and women's competitions as well as coach of the year, captain of the year and the team of the year with Gutherson claiming his place in the number one jersey in the team of the year category.
2020 Parramatta Eels Statistics – Clint Gutherson
Try Assists: 17
Tackle Breaks: 61
Line Breaks: 12
Average Running Metres per game: 190
2020 season highlights: Clint Gutherson
Gutherson also capped off his 2020 season by polling second on the Dally M leaderboard with 25 votes, behind Canberra Raiders recipient Jack Wighton who finished the year with 26 votes.
When the Dally M leaderboard went behind closed doors after round 10 it was Wests Tigers hooker Harry Grant leading the way on 13 votes from Storm skipper Cameron Smith and Eels No.1 Clint Gutherson on 12 and Cowboys forward Jason Taumalolo and Sharks half Shaun Johnson on 11.
Wighton will join an incredible honour roll of past champions including the eighth Immortal Andrew Johns, who won the award three times, four-time winner Johnathan Thurston and Eels legend Peter Sterling who won two Dally Ms.
Eels hooker Reed Mahoney was confirmed as a Ken Stephen Medal finalist for his involvement in the community, with the winner to be announced at the NRL grand final.
Ryan Matterson’s compassion and care towards Penrith Panthers hooker Api Koroisau was also a finalist in the Provan Summons - Spirit of the Game award category, claimed the New Zealand Warriors for their sacrifices made in 2020.