Queensland State of Origin second-rower David Taylor led the Paul Broughton Medal count just past the halfway mark of the 2014 NRL season.
Taylor was a stand-out performer during the iSelect Titans’ tough mid-season run and had leapt to a five-point lead on the medal count on 13 points.
The Broughton Medal has been awarded to the Titans’ player of the season since the club’s inception in 2007 and is named after founding chairman Paul Broughton. It is chosen on a 3-2-1 basis by the coaching staff each match.
Taylor has unquestionably been in the most consistent form of his career this season as he has concentrated on good yardage, quick play the balls and bending the defensive line. Because of injuries to others he has spent a large part of his time in the centres too.
This is the only points tally we will provide during the season, with the medal being awarded at the Titans annual ball and presentation night in November.
The tally after round 16, when there were 10 matches remaining:
13 David Taylor
8 Nate Myles, David Mead, Paul Carter
7 Ashley Harrison
6 Albert Kelly, Brad Takairangi
3 Greg Bird, William Zillman, Matt White, Luke Bailey, Brad Tighe, Ben Ridge, Mark Minichiello
2 Luke Douglas, James Roberts, Aidan Sezer, Anthony Don, Beau Falloon
PAUL BROUGHTON MEDAL WINNERS
2007 Anthony Laffranchi and Luke Bailey
2008 Preston Campbell
2009 Nathan Friend
2010 Luke Bailey
2011 Luke Bailey
2012 Nate Myles
2013 Greg Bird