DALLY M MEDAL TIPS & BETTING ADVICE ?
The Dally M Medal is awarded each year to the player that is voted for as the player of the year in the NRL regular season.
Bettingpro.com.au writers look at the various markets on offer and select the best value bets for the Dally M Medal.
DALLY M MEDAL ODDS ?
Keep up to date with the latest Dally M Medal betting odds throughout the season with weekly updates of the odds market for the NRL’s premier player.
HOW THE DALLY M MEDAL WORKS
Named in honour of former rugby league champion Herbert Henry “Dally” Messenger, the Dally M Medal is the highest individual accolade that a player can receive.
It has been around since 1979 and was won by James Tedesco in 2019. Retired great Johnathan Thurston who played most of his career for the North Queensland Cowboys won the Dally M Medal four times in 2005, 2007, 2014 and 2015.
Voting occurs after each game with rugby league sports commentators giving three votes to the best player, two votes to second-best player and one vote to third-best player for that game.
For each week of suspension that a player incurs, they will lose three votes.
Votes are public up to Round 16 with the rest of the season kept secret until after the Dally M Awards ceremony.
BETTING ON THE DALLY M MEDAL
The Dally M Medal betting market is available early during the season with punters being able to place bets on who they think will be awarded the Dally M Medal for that season. Odds will fluctuate based on how players have been performing after each game.
Dally M Medal Winners ?
Note: The following table is a list of Dally M Medal winners since the NRL era began in 1998.
|1998||Andrew Johns||Halfback||Newcastle Knights|
|1999||Andrew Johns||Halfback||Newcastle Knights|
|2000||Trent Barrett||Five-eighth||St. George Illawarra Dragons|
|2001||Preston Campbell||Halfback, Fullback||Cronulla Sharks|
|2002||Andrew Johns||Halfback||Newcastle Knights|
|2004||Danny Buderus||Hooker||Newcastle Knights|
|2005||Johnathan Thurston||Halfback||North Queensland Cowboys|
|2006||Cameron Smith||Hooker||Melbourne Storm|
|2007||Johnathan Thurston||Halfback||North Queensland Cowboys|
|2008||Matt Orford||Halfback||Manly Sea Eagles|
|2009||Jarryd Hayne||Fullback||Parramatta Eels|
|2010||Todd Carney||Five-eighth||Sydney Roosters|
|2011||Billy Slater||Fullback||Melbourne Storm|
|2012||Ben Barba||Fullback||Canterbury Bulldogs|
|2013||Cooper Cronk||Halfback||Melbourne Storm|
|2014||Jarryd Hayne/Johnathan Thurston||Fullback/Five-eighth||Parramatta Eels/North Queensland Cowboys|
|2015||Johnathan Thurston||Five-eighth||North Queensland Cowboys|
|2016||Cooper Cronk/Jason Taumalolo||Halfback/Lock||Melbourne Storm/North Queensland Cowboys|
|2017||Cameron Smith||Hooker||Melbourne Storm|
|2018||Roger Tuivasa-Sheck||Fullback||New Zealand Warriors|
|2019||James Tedesco||Fullback||Sydney Roosters|