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Celebrating another successful season

Nearly 200 players, supporters, spouses and sponsors packed the Dalby Showgrounds on Saturday night to celebrate the Dalby Rugby Union Club’s successful 2017 season. As back-to-back Risdon Cup Premiers in the Downs Rugby Competition the club had plenty to revel in and player awards were going to be competitive.

Following pre-dinner refreshments and the Club President’s address by Roger Lyne, the individual grade awards got underway with the Women’s Sevens, C Grade, B Grade and A Grade awards announced. The club then recognised their premiership winning A Grade side with a jersey presentation. Downs Rugby Chair Mike Horan was on hand to acknowledge the club on its Downs Rugby Awards including Club Champions, Minor Premiers in A and B Grade, Best and Fairest Player (Sam Hogarth), Top Point Scorer (Dan Merker), Ambulance Shield, Player of the Final (Sam Hogarth) and the Risdon Cup trophy. The night then proceeded to the anticipated club awards with A Grade Captain Sam Hogarth receiving the Frank Edgar Memorial Trophy for Most Outstanding Player in 2017.



Dalby Chiropractic Clinic Dalby Women’s Sevens Awards
Defender of the Year – Kate Thompson
Players Player – Sarah Pearce
Player of the Year – Talhia Hornick

HEQ Services Dalby C Grade Awards
Best Back – Mathew Gilliland
Best Forward – Sam Marshall
Players Player – Zeb Dawson (absent)
Best and Fairest – Blake Robinson
Player of the Finals – Aiden Newberry (absent)

BMO Business Centre Dalby B Grade Awards
Best Back – Ben Cullen
Best Forward – Todd Barden
Players Player – Ryley French
Best and Fairest – Ryley French
Player of the Finals – Broc Turner (absent)

Pacific Seeds Dalby A Grade Awards
Best Back – Matt Donovan
Best Forward – Andrew Geldard
Players Player – Andrew Geldard
Best and Fairest – Paul Maguire
Player of the Finals – John Moloney
Coaches Award – Michael Barron

Dalby Rugby Union Club Awards
Marty Tanui Francis Memorial Shield – Hugh Brosnan
Most Improved Presidents Trophy – Tom Morrissey
Most Consistent Jessie Shaw Thompson Cup – Andrew Geldard
Most Outstanding Frank Edgar Memorial – Sam Hogarth
Most Enthusiastic Commens & Condon Families – Charlie Nolan
Rookie of the Year Bob McCalary Memorial – Nathan Champney (absent)
Clubman of the Year – John McGrath


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