Slater receives Peter Jackson Medal
Storm fullback Billy Slater received Queensland’s Peter Jackson Medal over the weekend at the Maroons’ pre-Christmas gathering.
Slater’s outstanding contribution to the Maroons’ new-look coaching team in 2016, while he was sidelined by a season ending shoulder injury, was recognised with the award.
Darius Boyd was named the Maroons’ Player of the Series for 2016, claiming the Ron McAuliffe Medal.
He claimed the Players’ Player award in Game II and scored the crucial try that nearly snatched a remarkable win for Queensland in the final game at ANZ Stadium.
Melbourne and Queensland Captain Cameron Smith received the Game III Players’ Player award while Matt Gillett picked up the Game I award.
At the conclusion of the series in July Smith was also named as the Wally Lewis Medallist for Overall Player of the Series – his fourth time claiming the coveted award.