The Rugby League Players’ Association (RLPA) will crown their 2020 Players’ Champion on grand final day this season and four Gold Coast Titans players are in the running.
Moeaki Fotuaika, AJ Brimson, Jamal Fogarty and Brian Kelly have all been nominated.
The List of Contenders is a shortlist of four players from each club that are nominated to be eligible for The Players’ Champion (NRL) and Players’ 13 Dream Team voting.
RLPA Delegates and Player Leaders at each Club put forward the three best players from their own team, while an RLPA Working Group nominates a fourth player to round out the nomination process.
In total, 64 players (four from each team) are eligible to receive votes in the end of season poll.
The peer-nominated honour will once again recognise the best players from both the NRL and NRLW seasons – as voted by those who take the field each week.
Roosters superstar James Tedesco will be looking to collect the prestigious award for the third time in four years while Jessica Sergis will be chasing back-to-back Players' Champion awards after collecting the inaugural women's award in 2019.
Four-time Players’ Champion Johnathan Thurston said he was pleased the award will receive increased exposure on Nine's coverage of league's biggest day.
“The Players' Champion Award is one of the highest honours that a player in the NRL and NRLW can earn, it means a tremendous amount to be held in high regard by those you play alongside,” Thurston said.
“Receiving the award was one of the proudest accomplishments of my career, and I’m thankful that Nine will be able to give more exposure to this great initiative in the weeks to come.”