Smith, Munster, Chambers earn awards
Storm Captain Cameron Smith, Cameron Munster and Will Chambers have both been recognised at the annual RLPA Awards last night.
The trio flew up from Melbourne to collect awards at Doltone House - Jones Bay Wharf in Sydney.
Smith was recognised for his achievement of reaching 300 first-grade games in Round 19, receiving the RLPA Milestone Award alongside Corey Parker and Anthony Watmough.
Munster who has played 18 first-grade games this season was awarded the RLPA Rookie of the Year honour after stepping into Melbourne’s fullback role for a large portion of the season.
The Rookie Award is determined by tallying players’ votes for their opponents on a 3-2-1 basis after each game of the NRL regular season.
Will Chambers received the RLPA Chairman’s Award to mark his representative debut for Australia this year. The 27-year old earned his first Kangaroos Test cap in May’s ANZAC Test in Brisbane.
North Queensland’s Johnathan Thurston took out the top honour, receiving the RLPA Players’ Player medal for the fourth time.