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How does Dally M Medal voting work?

Last updated: 01 Jun 2020
Bets.com.au Staff 01 Jun 2020
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How does the voting process work for the NRL's top individual award?
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How does Dally M voting work?

The Dally M Medal is the NRL's top individual honour awarded to the player adjudged the fairest and best player of the premiership season.

The selection format for the Dally M Medal uses three, two, one point voting system. Select judges are appointed by the NRL to each match of every round and tasked with assessing all players competing on-field live.

Judges allocate their votes via the official Dally M Awards application. 

Judges award three votes to the best player of that match, two points to the second best player and three to the third best.

Points allocated for each match and the Dally M Leader board are publicised up until Round 12 of the premiership season. After this, voting goes "behind closed doors", with the anticipation building towards the announcement of the winner during NRL Grand Final Week.

How do suspensions impact the Dally M Medal?

Players who are suspended throughout the season are deducted three Dally M Medal points for each week they are out of play.

this means if a player accumulates 20 Dally M Medal votes throughout the entire season but is suspended for two matches, his overall tally for the year will be 14 votes. 

Any player suspended for two separate offences in any one season immediately becomes ineligible for the Dally M Medal.

Dally M Medal Voting FAQ

What is the Dally M Medal?

The Dally M Medal is the top individual award in the NRL. It is given to the player voted the best player of the NRL premiership season.

How does the Dally M Medal voting work?

The Dally M Medal is presented to the player deemed the NRL's best and fairest. The voting occurs after each regular season premiership, where rugby league sports commentators vote to award three votes to the best player, two votes to the second-best player, and one vote to the third-best player.

Can I place a bet on the Dally M Medal?

Yes you can. Every online bookmaker that we give our recommendation to will have Dally M Medal betting markets, including outright winner and more markets once the voting has closed in round 12.

Who should I bet on to win the Dally M Medal?

Following the voting up until it closes in round 12 is an important step to finding a Dally M Medal winner. Outside of that, following our articles at bets.com.au once voting closes will help you find a winner because we employ experts to assess how the voting should go once it goes dark.

When do the votes on the Dally M Medal stop being made public?

Round 12 of the NRL season is the last time the public can access the votes round-to-round on the Dally M Medal.

Who won the 2019 Dally M Medal?

James Tedesco of the Sydney Roosters won the 2019 Dally M Medal.


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