2017 Fans' Choice Player of the Year

 
All the results of voting for the Canberra Raiders Fans' Choice Player of the Year

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2017 Fans' Choice Player of the Year

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2017 Total points

24 - Jordan Rapana
24 - Nick Cotric
15 - Junior Paulo
15 - Josh Papalii
14 - Jack Wighton
9 - Blake Austin
9 - Aidan Sezer
8 - Josh Hodgson
6 - Dave Taylor
4 - Jarrod Croker
4 - Joey Leilua
4 - Sia Soliola
4 - Joe Tapine
2 - Shannon Boyd
2 - Elliott Whitehead

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Josh Papalii presented with the 2016 Fans' Choice Award.

Round by round voting

Rd 26 V Storm

3 - Jack Wighton
2 - Nick Cotric
1 - Josh Papalii

Votes
36 - Jack Wighton
23 - Nick Cotric
22 - Josh Papalii
13 - Jordan Rapana
9 - Luke Bateman
5 - Josh Hodgson
1 - Blake Austin

Rd 25 V Knights

3 - Junior Paulo
2 - Jack Wighton
1 - Jordan Rapana

Votes
46 - Junior Paulo
43 - Jack Wighton
19 - Jordan Rapana
7 - Josh Hodgson
4 - Joey Leilua
3 - Blake Austin
3 - Nick Cotric
3 - Jarrod Croker
3 - Elliott Whitehead
1 - Aidan Sezer

Rd 24 V Panthers

3 - Jack Wighton
2 - Aidan Sezer
1 - Dave Taylor

Votes
59 - Jack Wighton
42 - Aidan Sezer
40 - Dave Taylor
11 - Josh Papalii
2 - Blake Austin
2 - Joey Leilua
2 - Elliott Whitehead
1 - Luke Bateman

Rd 23 V Warriors

3 - Blake Austin
2 - Nick Cotric
1 - Jarrod Croker

Votes
83 - Blake Austin
67 - Nick Cotric
37 - Jarrod Croker
14 - Junior Paulo
11 - Shannon Boyd
2 - Elliott Whitehead
1 - Joey Leilua
1 - Aidan Sezer

Rd 22 V Sharks

3 - Josh Hodgson
2 - Elliott Whitehead
1 - Shannon Boyd

Votes
72 - Josh Hodgson
67 - Elliott Whitehead
43 - Shannon Boyd
25 - Junior Paulo
7 - Nick Cotric
6 - Josh Papalii
5 - Blake Austin
4 - Jordan Rapana
3 - Jarrod Croker
3 - Joey Leilua

Rd 21 V Rabbitohs

3 - Joe Tapine
2 - Jarrod Croker
1 - Aidan Sezer

Votes
76 - Joe Tapine
43 - Jarrod Croker
35 - Aidan Sezer
31 - Nick Cotric
10 - Junior Paulo
8 - Joey Leilua
5 - Josh Hodgson
5 - Dave Taylor
2 - Blake Austin
2 - Kurt Baptiste
2 - Luke Bateman

Rd 20 V Storm

3 - Nick Cotric
2 - Aidan Sezer
1 - Jarrod Croker

Votes
48 - Nick Cotric
44 - Aidan Sezer
13 - Jarrod Croker
11 - Kurt Baptiste
7 - Joe Tapine
6 - Sia Soliola
3 - Shannon Boyd
1 - Blake Austin
1 - Elliot Whitehead

Rd 19 V Dragons

3 - Dave Taylor
2 - Aidan Sezer
1 - Josh Papalii

Votes
110 - Dave Taylor
77 - Aidan Sezer
21 - Josh Papalii
14 - Jarrod Croker
8 - Elliott Whitehead
7 - Jordan Rapana
4 - Nick Cotric
2 - Junior Paulo
2 - Joe Tapine
1 - Sia Soliola
1 - Jack Wighton

Rd 17 V Cowboys

3 - Nick Cotric
2 - Dave Taylor
1 - Josh Papalii

Votes
106 - Nick Cotric
21 - Dave Taylor
20 - Josh Papalii
15 - Junior Paulo
10 - Shannon Boyd
9 - Elliott Whitehead
6 - Aidan Sezer
4 - Joe Tapine
3 - Blake Austin
3 - Joey Leilua
3 - Jordan Rapana
3 - Jack Wighton
1 - Kurt Baptiste
1 - Jarrod Croker
1 - Sia Soliola
1 - Scott Sorenson

Rd 16 V Broncos

3 - Nick Cotric
2 - Jordan Rapana
1 - Josh Papalii

Voting
45 - Nick Cotric
36 - Jordan Rapana
20 - Josh Papalii
11 - Junior Paulo
6 - Jarrod Croker
5 - Shannon Boyd
3 - Jack Wighton
2 - Joey Leilua
1 - Sia Soliola

Rd 14 V Panthers

3 - Jordan Rapana
2 - Nick Cotric
1 - Josh Papalii

Votes
64 - Jordan Rapana
38 - Nick Cotric
23 - Josh Papalii
16 - Kurt Baptiste
13 - Jack Wighton
11 - Elliott Whitehead
3 - Junior Paulo
2 - Royce Hunt
2 - Aidan Sezer
1 - Joey Leilua
1 - Sia Soliola
1 - Joe Tapine

Rd 13 V Sea Eagles

3 - Jordan Rapana
2 - Junior Paulo
1 - Joey Leilua

Votes
96 - Jordan Rapana
24 - Junior Paulo
23 - Joey Leilua
15 - Nick Cotric
12 - Josh Hodgson
7 - Jarrod Croker
4 - Clay Priest
3 - Adam Clydesdale
3 - Jack Wighton
2 - Blake Austin
2 - Sia Soliola
1 - Joe Tapine

Rd 12 V Roosters

3 - Jordan Rapana
2 - Sia Soliola
1 - Aidan Sezer

Votes
73 - Jordan Rapana
51 - Sia Soliola
31 - Aidan Sezer
23 - Jack Wighton
22 - Josh Hodgson
8 - Jarrod Croker
7 - Elliott Whitehead
5 - Joseph Paulo
4 - Shannon Boyd
3 - Joseph Tapine
3 - Nick Cotric
3 - Luke Bateman
1 - Blake Austin

Rd 11 V Eels

3 - Junior Paulo
2 - Josh Papalii
1 - Nick Cotric

Votes
107 - Junior Paulo
58 - Josh Papalii
43 - Nick Cotric
33 - Jack Wighton
10 - Jordan Rapana
9 - Jarrod Croker
6 - Shannon Boyd
2 - Dunamis Lui
2 - Josh Hodgson
2 - Elliott Whitehead

Rd 10 V Knights

3 - Nick Cotric
2 - Sia Soliola
1 - Junior Paulo

Votes
33 - Nick Cotric
28 - Sia Soliola
25 - Junior Paulo
19 - Dunamis Lui
14 - Jarrod Croker
11 - Elliot Whitehead
4 - Luke Bateman
4 - Josh Hodgson
3 - Shannon Boyd

Rd 9 V Bulldogs

3 - Nick Cotric
2 - Junior Paulo
1 - Aidan Sezer

Votes
89 - Nick Cotric
38 - Junior Paulo
21 - Aidan Sezer
19 - Josh Papalii
15 - Elliott Whitehead
10 - Joe Tapine
5 - Josh Hodgson
2 - Jarrod Croker
2 - Sia Soliola

Rd 8 V Sea Eagles

3 - Josh Papalii
2 - Josh Hodgson
1 - Blake Austin

Votes
76 - Josh Papalii
41 - Josh Hodgson
20 - Blake Austin
19 - Junior Paulo
16 - Jordan Rapana
5 - Jack Wighton
4 - Aidan Sezer
3 - Adam Clydesdale
3 - Elliott Whitehead
2 - Dunamis Lui
1 - Shannon Boyd
1 - Nick Cotric

Rd 7 V Warriors

3 - Joey Leilua
2 - Junior Paulo
1 - Josh Hodgson

Votes
100 - Joey Leilua
72 - Junior Paulo
29 - Josh Hodgson
28 - Elliott Whitehead
19 - Jarrod Croker
15 - Nick Cotric
11 - Josh Papalii
4 - Aidan Sezer
1 - Jordan Rapana
1 - Sia Soliola
1 - Joe Tapine
1 - Jack Wighton

Rd 6 V Titans

3 - Jordan Rapana
2 - Junior Paulo
1 - Blake Austin

Votes
127 - Jordan Rapana
55 - Junior Paulo
33 - Blake Austin
28 - Josh Papalii
25 - Joey Leilua
9 - Aidan Sezer
7 - Jack Wighton
3 - Shannon Boyd
3 - Elliott Whitehead
2 - Josh Hodgson
1 - Sia Soliola
1 - Joe Tapine

Rd 5 V Eels

3 - Jordan Rapana
2 - Jack Wighton
1 - Blake Austin

Votes
152 - Jordan Rapana
83 - Jack Wighton
68 - Blake Austin
33 - Josh Papalii
28 - Nick Cotric
22 - Sia Soliola
17 - Aidan Sezer
5 - Josh Hodgson
3 - Jarrod Croker
3 - Joey Leilua
1 - Clay Priest

Rd 4 V Broncos

3 - Blake Austin
2 - Jordan Rapana
1 - Joe Tapine

Votes
78 - Blake Austin
38 - Jordan Rapana
35 - Joe Tapine
22 - Nick Cotric
17 - Elliott Whitehead
11 - Clay Priest
8 - Josh Papalii
4 - Jarrod Croker
4 - Junior Paulo
4 - Jack Wighton
2 - Luke Bateman
2 - Joey Leilua
2 - Sia Soliola

Rd 3 V Wests Tigers

3 - Jordan Rapana
2 - Josh Papalii
1 - Jack Wighton

Votes
136 - Jordan Rapana
126 - Josh Papalii
28 - Jack Wighton
13 - Blake Austin
12 - Jarrod Croker
6 - Junior Paulo
5 - Nick Cotric
5 - Sia Soliola
4 - Elliott Whitehead
2 - Clay Priest
2 - Aidan Sezer
2 - Dave Taylor
1 - Josh Hodgson

Rd 2 V Sharks

3 - Jack Wighton
2 - Nick Cotric
1 - Jordan Rapana

Votes
110 - Jack Wighton
56 - Nick Cotric
51 - Jordan Rapana
9 - Shannon Boyd
7 - Blake Austin
5 - Sia Soliola
4 - Josh Papalii
2 - Luke Bateman
2 - Junior Paulo
1 - Adam Clydesdale
1 - Aidan Sezer

Rd 1 V Cowboys

3 - Josh Papalii
2 - Josh Hodgson
1 - Shannon Boyd

Votes
99 - Josh Papalii
56 - Josh Hodgson
48 - Shannon Boyd
23 - Sia Soliola
18 - Jordan Rapana
15 - Nick Cotric
9 - Zack Santo
8 - Joey Leilua
8 - Aidan Sezer
8 - Elliot Whitehead
1 - Adam Clydesdale
1 - Jeff Lima
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Don Furner
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PostPosted: September 7, 2017, 7:30 pm
Jordan Rapana and Nick Cotric are the joint winners of the 2017 Canberra Raiders Fans' Choice Award

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Jordan Rapana and Nick Cotric are joint winners of the Canberra Raiders Fans' Choice Award for 2017.

The voting ended in a tie, each receiving 24 points, with the two wingers having stand out seasons for the Green Machine. As the Players of the Year, Rapana and Cotric also take out the Fans' Choice Award for Backs of the Year.

It is just the third time that two players have ended the season on equal points. In 2012, Shaun Fensom and Blake Ferguson tied for the award, while Jason Smith and Clinton Schifcofske finished on equal points in 2005 - with Smith declared the winner on count back. From 2012 it was decided that tied votes would produce joint winners.

Jordan Rapana scored 21 tries in 2017, third highest in the NRL and was top try scorer for the club. He and Noa Nadruku are now in the record book as the only Raiders players to score more than 20 tries in a season twice. He was also selected for New Zealand in this year's ANZAC Test in Canberra.

Rapana was equal first in the NRL for line breaks (27) and second in the NRL for tackle breaks - at an average of over six per match. He produced a huge amount of work early in sets - and he finished second in the NRL for dummy half runs, making 9.5 metres per run. He averaged 138 metres gained per match, second at the Raiders to Jack Wighton.

Nick Cotric, still just 18 years of age, only made his NRL debut this season. Josh Dugan is the only other player to win this award in his rookie year.

Cotric scored 16 tries, finishing equal sixth on the NRL's top scoring list and second for the club. He was third in the NRL for tackle breaks (six per match) and sixth for line breaks (21). He averaged almost 10 metres per run and over 100 metres per match. Remarkably for a rookie, he played in every Raiders match and made just 14 errors for the season. His trademark was searching the opposition defensive line for a weakness... and exploting it. He also made some remarkable try saves this season, with intercepts and tackles on the goal line.

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Junior Paulo and Josh Papalii are joint winners of the Fans' Choice Award for Forwards of the Year. They also finished the season on equal points, with Josh Papalii grabbing a share of the title in the final week of voting.

There is no doubt that the pair were the most damaging forwards for Canberra in attack this year. Paulo (129 metres from 14 runs per match) and Papalii (128 metres from 14 runs per match) were the Raiders' biggest metre eaters in the Raiders' forward pack. Papalii was in the top 10 forwards in the NRL for tackle breaks, while Paulo was in the top 10 forwards for offloads. Papalii topped the Raiders' forwards for line breaks (eight) and tackle breaks per match (three). Paulo (33) and Papalii (28) also produced the most offloads amongst the Canberra forwards.

Papalii was Canberra's only representative in this year's Origin series - and would have represented Australia in the ANZAC Test this year, but for an off field issue.

The Canberra Raiders Fans' Choice Player of the Year has been awarded since 2004, with the inaugural winner being Ruben Wiki. Other winners have included Alan Tongue, Terry Campese, Shaun Fensom, Jarrod Croker, Josh Hodgson and Josh Papalii. The award, sponsored by The Greenhouse Canberra Raiders supporters site (http://www.thegh.com.au), is voted on by the fans on line, who give 3-2-1 points to the best players each week. The Player of the Year receives a crystal trophy from The Greenhouse.

2017 Canberra Raiders Fans' Choice

Fans' Choice Players of the Year and Best Backs: Jordan Rapana and Nick Cotric
Best Forwards: Junior Paulo and Josh Papalii


Final Leaderboard:

24 - Jordan Rapana
24 - Nick Cotric
15 - Junior Paulo
15 - Josh Papalii
14 - Jack Wighton
9 - Blake Austin
9 - Aidan Sezer
8 - Josh Hodgson
6 - Dave Taylor
4 - Jarrod Croker
4 - Joey Leilua
4 - Sia Soliola
4 - Joe Tapine
2 - Shannon Boyd
2 - Elliott Whitehead

Previous winners:

2016 Josh Papalii
2015 Josh Hodgson
2014 Jarrod Croker
2013 Jarrod Croker
2012 Shaun Fensom, Blake Ferguson
2011 Shaun Fensom
2010 Josh Dugan
2009 Josh Dugan
2008 Terry Campese
2007 Alan Tongue
2006 Alan Tongue
2005 Jason Smith (Clinton Schifcofske finished on equal points, with Jason Smith declared winner on countback)
2004 Ruben Wiki
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