Canada Wins the RLP Development Fund and Barba the Dally M

By Daniel Andruczyk

The Dally M awards were given out this week. These are the NRL’s chance to reward the best players in the competition. This year Ben Barba swept the awards with 5 individual ones including the Dally M player of the year. The awards are as Follows:

Dally M Player of the Year: Ben Barba (Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs)
Provan-Summons Medal: Ben Barba (Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs)
The “people’s choice” award
Rookie of the Year: Adam Reynolds (South Sydney Rabbitohs)
Captain of the Year: Jamie Lyon/Jason King (Manly Sea Eagles)
Representative Player of the Year: Nate Myles (Gold Coast Titans & Queensland Maroons)
Coach of the Year: Des Hasler (Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs)
Top Tryscorer of the Year: Ben Barba (Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs) / Ashley Graham (North Queensland Cowboys) :: 21 tries
Top Pointscorer of the Year: Jarrod Croker (Canberra Raiders) :: 220 points
Peter Frilingos Memorial Award: Ben Barba (Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs) :: Massive length of the field try set up for Josh Morris against the Storm in Mackay (Round 16)
Headline moment of the year
Toyota Cup Player of the Year: David Klemmer (Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs)

TEAM OF THE YEAR

Fullback: Ben Barba (Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs)
Winger: Akuila Uate (Newcastle Knights)
Centre: Josh Morris (Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs)
Five-Eighth: Johnathan Thurston (North Queensland Cowboys)
Halfback: Cooper Cronk (Melbourne Storm)
Prop: Sam Kasiano (Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs)
Hooker: Cameron Smith (Melbourne Storm)
Second-Rower: Nate Myles (Gold Coast Titans)
Lock: Paul Gallen (Cronulla Sharks)

Canada Gets the Development Fund

Rugby League Planet has announced the 2012 development fund. After much deliberation it came down in the end to two countries Canada and Lebanon, who at the time were about to play each other in a test match. As with the game, Canada came out on top and have been awarded $2000 for the growth and development of the game.

If you want to contribute to international Rugby League, it’s easy enough to join the Rugby League planet development fund send an email to webamster@rugbyleagueplanet.com  or jump onto their RLDF forum http://forums.rugbyleagueplanet.com/forum/1581937/ and chat to other members.

Read article here.

England Goes South

Interesting news that Steve McNamara, the Coach of England is thinking outside the box to try and get the edge on New Zealand and Australia in next years World Cup. He is taking the team to South Africa to do high altitude conditioning. It will be a 24-man squad on a 10-day high-altitude training camp and will also prepare them for the autumn triangular tournament involving Wales and France.

The squad is the elite training squad and the Australian NRL-based internationals. They will leave the UK on October 10, after the Super League Grand Final and set up camp at the highly-acclaimed North-West University Training Centre at Potchefstroom. They are the first Rugby league team to do this kind of training.

Article here.

 

Daniel Andruczyk’s email: daniel@rugbyleagueinternationalscores.com
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4 Responses to “Canada Wins the RLP Development Fund and Barba the Dally M”

  1. Joel says:

    Ben Barba being one of many past and current stars from Central Queensland (11 juniors from the bid’s catchment have been named in NRL Finals lineups, including extended benches). Time to expand and CQ is the full stamp of approval with regards to financial viability and long term sustainability

  2. David says:

    Are England not playing any exhibition games in South Africa? What about the national team that took place in the World Cup qualifiers last year? Surely it is a great opportunity to do so to spread the game..

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