2018 Meninga Medal: Live Blog
Welcome to the Live Blog of the 2018 Meninga Medal. Blogging will start from 6.30pm tonight and we'll continually update the page with Award Winners and details from the night.
10:34pm - This marks the second time Papalii has won the medal after being a joint winner with Josh Hodgson in 2016.
10:32pm - JOSH PAPALII WINS THE 2018 MENINGA MEDAL!
8:58pm - Raiders captain Jarrod Croker makes a special presentation to retiring ABC journalist and commentator Tim Gavel to recognise his 30 years of service
8:57pm - Elliott Whitehead rounds out the top three nominees for the Meninga Medal
8:54pm - Emre gives a special shoutout to Josh Hodgson and Sia Soliola for helping him throughout the year
8:54pm - Emre Guler is named the Canberra Raiders Rookie of the Year!
8:47pm - Nick Cotric is presented the Coaches' Award by Ricky Stuart
8:30pm - The second nominee for the Meninga Medal, Joe Tapine, is interviewed by Tim Gavel!
7:51pm - Tim Gavel interviews our first nominee, Josh Papalii!
7:45pm - Michael Oldfield is named the Clubman of the Year!
7:43pm - Joe Tapine wins the Career and Education Award!
7:41pm - Jack Murchie is named the Junior Representative Player of the Year
7:37pm - Mal names the six players in contention for the Meninga Medal. They are: Nick Cotric, Josh Papalii, Jordan Rapana, Joseph Tapine, Elliott Whitehead & Jack Wighton
7:28pm - Mal Meninga takes to stage to a standing ovation and discusses the moment he was named as the 13th Immortal.
Junior Paulo was the winner of the 2017 Meninga Medal. Who takes out tonight's top honour? Find out as we blog throughout the evening.
Check out the photos ahead of tonight's event.
Meninga Medal Honour Roll
1982 Player of the Year Jon Hardy
1983 Player of the Year Steve O'Callaghan
1984 Player of the Year Chris O'Sullivan
1985 Player of the Year Chris O'Sullivan
1986 Player of the Year Gary Belcher
1987 Player of the Year Gary Belcher
1988 Player of the Year Ricky Stuart
1989 Player of the Year Bradley Clyde
1990 Player of the Year Laurie Daley
1991 Player of the Year Steve Walters
1992 Player of the Year Ricky Stuart
1993 Player of the Year Ricky Stuart
1994 Player of the Year John Lomax
1995 Player of the Year Laurie Daley
1996 Player of the Year Laurie Daley
1997 Player of the Year Laurie Daley
1998 Player of the Year Mark McLinden
1999 Player of the Year Laurie Daley
2000 Player of the Year Jason Croker
2001 Player of the Year Clinton Schifcofske
2002 Player of the Year Ruben Wiki
2003 Player of the Year Ruben Wiki
2004 Player of the Year Clinton Schifcofske
2005 Player of the Year Josh Miller & Troy Thompson
2006 Player of the Year Alan Tongue
2007 Player of the Year Scott Logan
2008 Meninga Medalist Joel Monaghan
2009 Meninga Medalist Josh Dugan & Josh Miller
2010 Meninga Medalist David Shillington
2011 Meninga Medalist Shaun Fensom
2012 Meninga Medalist Shaun Fensom
2013 Meninga Medalist Anthony Milford
2014 Meninga Medalist Jarrod Croker
2015 Meninga Medalist Iosia Soliola
2016 Meninga Medalist Josh Papalli & Josh Hodgson
2017 Meninga Medalist Junior Paulo