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Raiders young gun Nick Cotric was awarded with the 2017 Harvey Norman Rookie of the year at the RLPA awards last night.

Jordan Rapana was named in the players' 13 dream team while Josh Hodgson was named as the one solutions rest of the world representative player of year. 


The Players’ Champion – James Tedesco (Wests Tigers)

The Players’ 13 Dream Team: James Tedesco (Wests Tigers), Jordan Rapana (Canberra Raiders), Konrad Hurrell (Gold Coast Titans), Dane Gagai (Newcastle Knights), David Nofoaluma (Wests Tigers), Gareth Widdop (St. George Illawarra), Nathan Cleary (Penrith Panthers), Aaron Woods (Wests Tigers), Cameron Smith (Melbourne Storm), David Klemmer (Canterbury-Bankstown), Jason Taumalolo (North Queensland), Wade Graham (Cronulla-Sutherland), Sam Burgess (South Sydney)

Harvey Norman Rookie of the Year – Nick Cotric (Canberra Raiders)

Harvey Norman Dennis Tutty Award – James Maloney (Cronulla Sharks)

One Solutions Australian Representative Player – Cameron Smith (Melbourne Storm/Australia/Queensland)

Phone A Flight New Zealand Representative Player – Jason Taumalolo (North Queensland)

One Solutions Rest of the World Representative Player – Josh Hodgson (England)

Harvey Norman Australian Representative Women’s Player of the Year – Simaima Taufa (Australian Jillaroos)

Phone A Flight New Zealand Representative Women’s Player of the Year – Sarina Fiso (New Zealand Kiwi Ferns)

Harvey Norman NYC Player of the Year – Harry Grant (Melbourne Storm)

Origin Greats Inductee – Brett Morris  

The ‘300 Club’ – Cooper Cronk, Chris Heighington, Luke Lewis, Paul Gallen, Ryan Hoffman

Shadforth Financial Group RLPA / NRL Wellbeing and Education Awards:

  • Indigenous Leadership & Excellence – Ryan James (Gold Coast Titans)
  • Pasifika Leadership & Excellence – Adam Blair (Brisbane Broncos)
  • NRL Academic Player of the Year – Tim Mannah (Parramatta Eels)
  • NYC Academic Player of the Year – Billy Magoulias (Cronulla Sharks)
  • NRL Academic Team of the Year: Tom Opacic (Brisbane), Chad Townsend (Sharks), Damien Cook (Rabbitohs), Jacob Host (Dragons), John Asiata (Cowboys), Christian Welch (Storm), Anthony Don (Titans), Tim Mannah (Eels), Jamie Buhrer (Knights), Ava Seumanufagai (Wests Tigers), Tom Trbojevic (Sea Eagles), Luke Keary (Roosters), Michael Lichaa (Bulldogs)

NYC Academic Team of the Year: Billy Magoulias (Sharks), Blake Manowski (Rabbitohs), Dane Aukafolau (Eels), Eiden Ackland (Warriors), Harry Grant (Storm), Joseph Ratuvakacereivalu (Roosters), Joseph Tramontana (Bulldogs), Liam Martin (Panthers), Mitchell Dunn (Cowboys), Patrick Carringan (Broncos), Royce Tout (Wests Tigers), Stuart Mason (Dragons), Tyrone Roberts-Davis (Titans)

Acknowledgement of Country

Canberra Raiders respect and honour the Traditional Custodians of the land and pay our respects to their Elders past, present and future. We acknowledge the stories, traditions and living cultures of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples on the lands we meet, gather and play on.