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James Tedesco Wins Dally M Medal, Because Of Course He Does

Was it ever going to go any other way?

Rugby league's night of nights has ended the way everyone suspected, with the game's player of players James Tedesco scooping the major award, the Dally M Medal for player of the year.

Tedesco, the Roosters fullback, has had an incredible year at both representative and club level.

He was the crucial man for the NSW Blues as they secured back-to-back State of Origin titles, scoring the winning try late in the deciding Game III, and winning the Wally Lewis Medal for Origin player of the year, and the Brad Fittler Medal as the Blues player of the year.

He also played out of his skin all year for the Roosters, and was a crucial part of their charge towards this Sunday's NRL grand final and a potential second straight premiership -- which no team has achieved since the Brisbane Broncos in 1992/93.

"It's obviously a huge honour to receive this award," Tedesco said in his speech.

"I just want to thank the Sydney Roosters club.

"I wouldn't have had the year I've had without you guys... you make me look good."

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ROOKIE OF THE YEAR

Bronson Xerri (Sharks)

Maika Sivo (Eels)

Ryan Papenhuyzen (Storm)

Briton Nikora (Sharks)

Payne Haas (Broncos)

Payne Haas. Image: AAP
FULLBACK OF THE YEAR

James Tedesco (Roosters)

Charnze Nicoll-Klokstad (Raiders)

Roger Tuivasa-Sheck (Warriors)

Clint Gutherson (Eels)

Jahrome Hughes (Storm)

WINGER OF THE YEAR

Blake Ferguson (Eels)

Daniel Tupou (Roosters)

Edrick Lee (Knights)

Josh Addo-Carr (Storm)

Ken Maumalo (Warriors)

Blake Ferguson. Image: AAP
CENTRE OF THE YEAR

Brian Kelly (Titans)

Esan Marsters (Tigers)

Jarrod Croker (Raiders)

Latrell Mitchell (Roosters)

Will Hopoate (Bulldogs)

Latrell Mitchell fends off Will Hopoate. Image: AAP
FIVE-EIGHTH OF THE YEAR

Benji Marshall (Tigers)

Cameron Munster (Storm)

Luke Keary (Roosters)

Cody Walker (Rabbitohs)

Jack Wighton (Raiders)

Jack Wighton. Image: AAP
HALFBACK OF THE YEAR

Adam Reynolds (Rabbitohs)

Chad Townsend (Sharks)

Daly Cherry-Evans (Sea Eagles)

Mitchell Pearce (Knights)

Mitchell Moses (Eels)

Daly Cherry-Evans. Image: AAP
PROP OF THE YEAR

David Klemmer (Knights)

Josh Papalii (Eels)

Paul Vaughan (Dragons)

Siosiua Taukeiaho (Roosters)

Payne Haas (Broncos)

David Klemmer. Image: AAP
HOOKER OF THE YEAR

Cameron McInnes (Dragons)

Cameron Smith (Storm)

Damien Cook (Rabbitohs)

Josh Hodgson (Raiders)

Robbie Farah (Tigers)

Damien Cook. Image: AAP
SECOND-ROWER OF THE YEAR

John Bateman (Raiders)

Kenneath Bromwich (Storm)

Manu Ma'u (Eels)

Ryan Matterson (Tigers)

Sam Burgess (Rabbitohs)

Sam Burgess. Image: AAP
LOCK OF THE YEAR

Cameron Murray (Rabbitohs)

Dale Finucane (Storm)

Jake Trbojevic (Sea Eagles)

Jason Taumalolo (Cowboys)

Paul Gallen (Sharks)

Jake Trbojevic. Image: AAP
INTERCHANGE PLAYER OF THE YEAR

Braden Hamlin-Uele (Sharks)

Brandon Smith (Storm)

Francis Molo (Cowboys)

Manase Fainu (Sea Eagles)

Reagan Campbell-Gillard (Panthers)

Reagan Campbell-Gillard. Image: AAP
FEMALE PLAYER OF THE YEAR

Jessica Sergis (Dragons)

Botille Vette-Welsh (Dragons)

Millie Boyle (Broncos)

Charntay Poko (Warriors)

Botille Vette-Welsh. Image: AAP
CAPTAIN OF THE YEAR

Boyd Cordner (Roosters)

Cameron Smith (Storm)

Daly Cherry-Evans (Sea Eagles)

Jarrod Croker & Josh Hodgson (Raiders)

Josh Jackson (Bulldogs)

Boyd Cordner. Image: AAP
COACH OF THE YEAR

Brad Arthur (Eels)

Craig Bellamy (Storm)

Des Hasler (Sea Eagles)

Ricky Stuart (Raiders)

Trent Robinson (Roosters)

Ricky Stuart. Image: AAP