Neale seals Bunnies’ deal with best and fairest gong

(Thanks to the QT)

As he received his second successive Ipswich Jets best and fairest medal last night, Nat Neale had the satisfaction of knowing his efforts had been recognised.

Neale has been signed by the South Sydney Rabbitohs for next year’s National Rugby League season.

At the Jets’ presentation night last night, Neale accepted the Allan Langer Medal as the Jets’ best player, as he did last year.

This time Neale, a workaholic second-rower, added the players’ player award to his list to go with his best and fairest.

Jets coaches Ben and Shane Walker have wondered out loud this year when Neale would be signed up by an NRL club.

They considered it inevitable, given his consistent form and incredible workrate over the past two seasons.

Prior to that, Neale, now based at Springfield, had been a New Zealand Warriors squad member.

Keep reading the QT for more on Neale’s move to the NRL.


Queensland Cup

Best and Fairest: Nat Neale

Rookie of the Year: Tautalatasi Tasi

Players’ Player: Nat Neale

Best forward: Rowan Winterfield

Best Back: Ian Lacey

Coach’s most valuable: Troy O’Sullivan

Clubman of the year: Keiron Lander


Best and Fairest: Khan Ahwang

Players’ Player: Billie McConnachie

Best Forward: Josh Seage

Best Back: Kevin Bell

Coach’s most valuable: Ray Schuster


Best and Fairest: Jacob Sinn

Players’ Player: Jacob Sinn

Best Forward: Peter Whittaker

Best Back: Geoffrey Broome

Coach’s most valuable: Sean Hams