2019 Meninga Medal: Live Blog

Welcome to the Live Blog of the 2019 Meninga Medal. Blogging will start from 7.00pm tonight and we'll continually update the page with Award Winners and details from the night.

Josh Papalii was the winner of the 2018 Meninga Medal. Who takes out tonight's top honour? Find out as we blog throughout the evening.

Live Blog

10:36 - JOSH PAPALII WINS HIS THIRD MENINGA MEDAL

10:31 - ACT Chief Minister Andrew Barr and Mal Meninga are on stage as it's getting closer to the announcement of the Meninga Medalist

10:09 - Bailey Simonsson and Corey Horsburgh are joint recipients of the NRL Rookie of the Year Award

10:06 - Dunamis Lui wins the NRL Coaches Award

9:58 - After Round 23, Josh Papalii leads Jack Wighton in the tally by one point. There's not much splitting the top four!

9:50 - Raiders specialist coach and Fox League expert Michael Ennis is interviewing each of the contenders

9:48 - John Bateman, Charnze Nicoll-Klokstad, Josh Papalii and Jack Wighton have been named as the four contenders for the Meninga Medal

8:45 - Lisa Connors from Huawei Australia is on stage to present Aidan Sezer his jersey from his 150th NRL appearance

8:40 - Captain Jarrod Croker is named the Fred Daly Memorial Club Person of the Year

8:35 - Sam Williams has won the Geoff Caldwell Welfare & Education Award

7:55 - Harley Smith-Shields is named the Jersey Flegg Player of the Year

7:48 - Kai O'Donnell wins the Jersey Flegg Coaches Award

7:43 - Jersey Flegg coach Ash Barnes speaks about the upcoming preliminary final against the Roosters this Saturday

7:40 - Darby Medlyn claim the first of the evening's award, the Gordon McLucas Memorial Junior Representative Player of the Year

7:20 - Canberra Raiders Chairman Dr Allan Hawke AC delivers his review of the 2019 season to date

7:05 - Guests are arriving and we're good to go for the 2019 Meninga Medal

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

2018 Meninga Medalist: Josh Papalii