Tag: The81stMinute Player of the Year

Pearce back in front of Steele Sports Medal as Widdop also makes a move

Sydney Roosters star Mitchell Pearce is back on top of the Steele Sports Medal taking the lead back from Cameron Smith. Pearce received three votes in the Roosters’ win over the Newcastle Knights. Gareth Widdop received two votes for a strong showing in St George Illawarra’s thrashing of Manly-Warringah and joins Smith in second place: […]

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Melbourne legend storms into Steele Sports Medal lead

Melbourne Storm captain Cameron Smith has retaken the lead in the Steele Sports Medal after claiming two votes in State of Origin Game III. Daly Cherry-Evans is the other big mover sliding into outright 5th after a Man of the Match performance against Wests Tigers: After Round 19 Cameron Smith 20 Mitchell Pearce 19 Gareth […]

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Smith joins Widdop on 18 votes just behind Steele Sports Medal leader Pearce

Melbourne Storm legend Cameron Smith has joined Gareth Widdop on 18 votes after a Man of the Match performance against Brisbane. Michael Morgan and Sam Burgess have also moved up the ladder after strong showings on the weekend:   After Round 17 Mitchell Pearce 19 ———- Gareth Widdop 18 Cameron Smith 18 Paul Vaughan 15 […]

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Like it or not – Mitchell Pearce is on course to claim his first Dally M Medal

Sydney Roosters star Mitchell Pearce is on course to collect his first Dally M if The81stMinute’s own Steele Sports Medal votes after 16 NRL rounds is anything to go by. The81stMinute’s annual award has had an uncanny knack of predicting who will come out on top at the Dally M’s. Last year our award, also […]

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Gareth Widdop in hot pursuit of Mitchell Pearce in race for Steele Sports Medal

New South Wales halfback Mitchell Pearce holds a slender lead over St George Illawarra’s Gareth Widdop after the pair received three votes each in their respective matches over the weekend. Only a few weeks ago, the duo were sitting on 15 votes with Paul Vaughan and Cameron Smith but have skipped clear recently.   After […]

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Steele Sports Medal after Origin II

The @Steelesport Medal3: D. Gagai2: J. Jackson1: D. Napa#Origin#SteeleSportsMedal — 81M (@The81stMinute) June 21, 2017 After State of Origin II Mitchell Pearce 16 Paul Vaughan 15 Cameron Smith 15 Gareth Widdop 15 —– Matt Moylan 14 Sam Burgess 13 Jake Trbojevic 12 Josh Papalii 11 Corey Norman 10 Boyd Cordner 10 Felise Kaufusi 10 Darius […]

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Mitchell Pearce the new outright leader of Steele Sports Medal

New South Wales and Sydney Roosters halfback Mitchell Pearce is the new outright leader of the Steele Sports Medal after scoring one vote in his team’s victory over Wests Tigers at Campbelltown on Sunday. Matt Moylan and Sam Burgess have gained ground on Paul Vaughan, Cameron Smith and Gareth Widdop who all sit on 15 […]

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Flaw in Dally M Medal that makes mockery of annual Team of the Year

BY CURTIS WOODWARD @woodward_curtis Ask my dad Graham about the annual Dally M Team of the Year and he will take you on a journey of an angry, flabbergasted man. It doesn’t take much to set the bloke off but the Dally M Team of the Year holds a very special place in his heart. […]

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Widdop joins Vaughan, Pearce Smith on top of Steele Sports Medal

St George Illawarra half Gareth Widdop has joined Dragons teammate Paul Vaughan, Mitchell Pearce and Melbourne Storm legend Cameron Smith on top of The81stMinute’s Steele Sports Medal after 13 NRL rounds. Widdop received three votes for his performance against Wests Tigers while Penrith Panthers captain Matt Moylan jumped to equal third with one vote for […]

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Steele Sports Medal – Round 12

After Round 12 Paul Vaughan 15 Cameron Smith 15 ——————————— Mitchell Pearce 14 Gareth Widdop 12 Sam Burgess 11 Josh Papalii 11 Corey Norman 10 Matt Moylan 10 Jake Trbojevic 10 Darius Boyd 9 Felise Kaufusi 9 Cody Walker 8 Jarrod Croker 8 Kieran Foran 8 Jason Taumalolo 7 Boyd Cordner 7 Anthony Milford 7 […]

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