Competition - NRL Premiership 
Round - Round 7
Teams – Gold Coast Titans v St George Dragons
Date – 16th April 2016 
Venue – Cbus Super Stadium, Gold Coast QLD 
Photographer – Kylie Cox

Up and up in the Dally M Medal count

Titans players Ryan James and Ash Taylor have crept up into contention for the Dally M Medal with their performances in recent weeks.

They are the highest ranking Titans in the current leader board of the prestigious NRL player of the year award.

Certainly Taylor has put himself in the running for the rookie of the year award. He made his debut for the Broncos in the last round of 2015 but the fact that was his only appearances leaves him in contention for the rookie statuette.

The halfback is one seven points after picking up the maximum three against the Panthers last Sunday. He also won the Fox Sports and 2GB radio man of the match awards.

Ryan James is the highest Titans’ point-accumulator after 11 rounds though, with eight points. He has played every match and been the team’s most consistent performer, with an enormous workrate for a front-rower.

He received one points against the Panthers and three against the Roosters in round 10.

Below is a snapshot of how the Titans players have rated this season

 

Dally M points accrued by Titans players this season:

 

Ryan James

8

Ashley Taylor

7

Greg Bird

5

Agnatius Paasi

4

Nathan Peats

3*

Cameron Cullen

2

Tyrone Roberts

2

David Shillington

1

Zeb Taia

1

 

Note: Peats’ three points were earned at Parramatta

 

Dally M leaderboard after round 11

 

Andrew Fifita (Cronulla)                                              13

Josh Hodgson (Canberra)                                            13

Anthony Milford (Brisbane)                                       11

Jason Taumalolo (North Queensland)                   11

Cooper Cronk (Melbourne)                                       10

Michael Ennis (Cronulla)                                              10

Cameron Smith (Melbourne)                                    10

Corey Norman (Parramatta)                                      9

Johnathan Thurston (North Queensland)            9

Jesse Bromwich (Melbourne)                                   8

Bryce Cartwright (Penrith)                                          8

Josh Dugan (St George Illawarra)                             8

Greg Inglis (Souths)                                                       8

Ryan James (Gold Coast)                                            8

Apisai Koroisau (Manly)                                               8

Ben Barba (Cronulla)                                                     7

Sam Burgess (Souths)                                                   7

Ben Matulino (Warriors)                                              7

Josh McGuire (Brisbane)                                             7

Jordan Rapana (Canberra)                                          7

Josh Reynolds (Canterbury)                                       7

Ashley Taylor (Gold Coast)                                        7