2008 Dally M Awards

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The 2008 Dally M Awards were presented on Tuesday 9 September 2008 at the Hordern Pavilion in Sydney and broadcast on Fox Sports.

Dally M Awards[edit]

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. Billy Slater would have won the award had it not been for a one-week suspension for an on-field fight that occurred late in the season which deducted three votes from his tally. Some experts called for a change in the rules claiming he deserved the award for being the best player that season despite the suspension but this never eventuated.[1]

Award Player Club
Dally M Medal Matt Orford Manly Sea Eagles
Provan-Summons Medal Nathan Hindmarsh Parramatta Eels
Rookie of the Year Chris Sandow South Sydney Rabbitohs
Captain of the Year Alan Tongue Canberra Raiders
Rep Player of the Year Greg Inglis Melbourne Storm
Coach of the Year Neil Henry Canberra Raiders
Top Tryscorer of the Year Brett Stewart Manly Sea Eagles
Top Pointscorer of the Year Luke Covell Cronulla-Sutherland Sharks
Toyota Cup Player of the Year Ben Hunt Brisbane Broncos

Team of the Year

Award Player Club
Best Fullback Billy Slater Melbourne Storm
Best Winger Colin Best Canberra Raiders
Best Centre Israel Folau Melbourne Storm
Best Five-Eighth Greg Inglis Melbourne Storm
Best Halfback Matt Orford Manly Sea Eagles
Best Lock Alan Tongue Canberra Raiders
Best Second-Rower Glenn Stewart Manly Sea Eagles
Best Prop Petero Civoniceva Penrith Panthers
Best Hooker Cameron Smith Melbourne Storm

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Peter Cassidy (10 September 2008). "Matt Orford beats Slater, Smith to win Dally M". Macquarie National News. Retrieved 24 Nov 2008.