(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.
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