";s:4:"text";s:6650:" It wouldn't worry Nathan. The blunder has prompted ARL Commission chairman Peter V'landys to launch an investigation into the matter, with Monday night's ceremony likely to be the last time the media receive embargoed results. The Dally M Awards were, as usual, conducted at the close of the regular season and hence do not take games played in the finals series into account. The awards are named in honour of Australian former rugby league great Herbert Henry "Dally" Messenger. There was no betting on this year's Dally M awards due to the scandal in 2019 caused by suspicious bets on the Coach of the Year award. A screenshot from The Daily Telegraph's website which spread over social media before Monday night's Dally M awards. The NRL requested both Nathan and Ivan Cleary attend the broadcast event, providing an exemption from the game's strict biosecurity rules for one night. In brighter news for Penrith, Cleary was one of five Panthers players included in the Team of the Year alongside Fisher-Harris, Isaah Yeo, Viliame Kikau and Stephen Crichton. Sources within the NRL say the governing body was not only ropeable with the fact the story was released early, but also that it was critical of the awards night and its voting system given that News Corp-owned Fox Sports runs the event. Everyone should be a leader, https://www.theage.com.au/sport/nrl/wighton-shock-dally-m-winner-as-nrl-panthers-fume-over-daily-telegraph-blunder-20201019-p566j7.html?ref=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_source=rss_feed. Jack Wighton is the third Canberra player to take home the Dally M. Barcelona are concerned about the shape of the Target.
I was happy to get where I was before that. … The Panthers have no issue with Cleary missing out on the main award, but the inconvenience for their star halfback during such an important week has been noted. Nathan is only 22, he will have plenty of time in his career to win it.". Learn how and when to remove this template message, https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=List_of_Dally_M_Awards_winners&oldid=979118123, Short description with empty Wikidata description, Articles lacking in-text citations from June 2020, All Wikipedia articles written in Australian English, Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License, Junior Dally M: Chris Smith (John Paul II Marayong), Toyota Cup Player of the Year: Jack De Belin (, Toyota Cup Player of the Year: David Klemmer (, Holden Cup Player of the Year: Bryce Cartwright (, Peter Frilingos Memorial Award: The four Burgess brothers (Sam, Luke, Thomas and George) playing together for the first time for South Sydney v Wests Tigers, Peter Frilingos Memorial Award: NSW Blues win Origin after nine years, Female Player of the Year: Jenni Sue-Hoepper (, Peter Frilingos Memorial Award: The inaugural, This page was last edited on 18 September 2020, at 21:47. Sign up here. The Dally M Medal is awarded annually to the player voted for as the 'best and fairest' over the entire National Rugby League (NRL) regular season. NRL CEO Andrew Abdo declined to comment on Monday night. Amazingly, Raiders battering ram Josh Papalii, considered the best front-rower in the game - and who was added to the Dally M team of the year alongside Penrith prop James Fisher-Harris - finished well down the pecking order. Cleary and the Panthers, who are preparing for this Sunday's grand final, learnt of Wighton's triumph before the virtual ceremony began at Fox Sports' Artarmon headquarters. Read on for a full breakdown of the final Dally M standings, the selections for Team of the Year and other awards on the night. Cleary continually played down his chances because of the number of teammates who stood up every week and pinched votes off each other. "Good luck to the winner, he's a deserving winner, but to be sitting there waiting for something that has already been announced is disappointing. V'landys insists the players were unaware of the winner after event organisers confiscated their phones once the result was accidentally published and then reposted on social media by Daily Telegraph readers. The blunder has prompted ARL Commission chairman Peter V'landys to launch an investigation into the matter, with Monday night's ceremony likely to be the last time the media receive embargoed results.