Wednesday, July 6, 2022

Dally M 2021 Awards to be held over two nights

The NRL has announced a historic change to the Dally M Awards with rugby league’s night of nights to be split over two weeks for the first time.

In a revolutionary change, the first awards event will be held on Monday, September 20th, before a second ceremony seven days later at Brisbane’s Howard Smith Wharves.

The latter will reveal the major award winners, including the Dally M team and player of the year, coach of the year and rookie of the year.

The former will shine a spotlight on other awards, including the Provan-Summons medal for the people’s choice award, the Ken Irvine medal for the league’s top tryscorer and the Peter Frilingos award for headline moment of the year.

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Fox League mainstay NRL 360 will host special Dally M editions prior to both events.

“The Dally M Awards showcase the exceptional performances of the season and this year we can celebrate the achievements of our players and officials across two events,’’ said NRL CEO Andrew Abdo.

“With the entire competition relocated to Queensland in 2021, it was important to think differently for our awards this year.

“We have a new format and the first ever Dally M event in Queensland, ahead of the first ever grand final in Brisbane.

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Manly’s Tom Trbojevic is a hot favourite to take out player of the year honours ahead of South Sydney’s Cody Walker while Roosters halfback Sam Walker and Warriors star Reece Walsh are tipped to contend for rookie of the year.

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