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Canberra Raiders forward Joe Tapine has capped off another wonderful season in green, by taking home the Meninga Medal as the club’s best player in 2023, at the Raiders Presentation night at the National Convention Centre.

It’s Tapine’s second Meninga Medal in as many seasons, after winning the award last season.

It was a tightly contested affair this year with fellow Kiwis following closely as Sebastian Kris finished just two votes behind Tapine, while Matt Timoko rounded out the top three of voting.

Sebastian Kris was rewarded for his wonderful season with the NRL Coaches award. With the NRLW season having two matches remaining the Player of the Year was not awarded on the night and will be awarded at the end of their regular season.

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