Jack Murchie wins award at Meninga Medal presentation night

Canberra's Jack Murchie tackles Cronulla-Sutherland's Matt Prior. Photo: RAIDERS MEDIA
Canberra's Jack Murchie tackles Cronulla-Sutherland's Matt Prior. Photo: RAIDERS MEDIA

MILTON-ULLADULLA product Jack Murchie has capped off a memorable 2018 season with the Canberra Raiders by taking out one of the six awards on offer at the club’s annual Meninga Medal presentation night.

Murchie, who made his first grade NRL debut in round 19 against the Cronulla-Sutherland Sharks, took out the Gordon McLucas memorial junior representative player of the year award.

The 21-year-old, who went on to play one more NRL game during the season, was joined in the winner’s list by Emre Guler (rookie of the year), Nick Cotric (NRL coaches award), Michael Oldfield (Fred Daly memorial clubman of the year) and Joe Tapine (Geoff Caldwell memorial career and education award).

The top award handed out on the evening was the Meninga Medal, which went to Josh Papalii, who polled 25 votes, followed by Joe Tapine (17), Elliott Whitehead (17), Jack Wighton (13), Nick Cotric (11) and Jordan Rapana (11).

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