Nominees announced for 2019 Dally M Awards

Eight Melbourne Storm players have been nominated for Dally M Awards this season, while head coach Craig Bellamy has been nominated for Coach of the Year after steering the side to a minor premiership and preliminary final.

Captain Cameron Smith is both a positional nominee for Hooker of the Year and in contention for the Captain of the Year award.

Co-vice captain Dale Finucane is nominated for Lock of the Year, Cameron Munster for Five-Eighth of the Year, Josh Addo-Carr for Winger of the Year and Brandon Smith for Best Interchange Player.

In his breakout season, Jahrome Hughes has been recognised as a nominee for Fullback of the Year, while the ever-consistent Kenny Bromwich is a nominee for Second-Rower of the Year.

Ryan Papenhuyzen is among five contenders for Rookie of the Year.