CRC Team of the Year – Hooker

We’ve collected all the votes from the McIntyre Medal to form the 2018 Austbrokers Canberra Raiders Cup Team of the Year.

We’ll go through each position and if votes are tied, the player whose club finished higher on the ladder or went further in the finals series will be chosen for the position.

Hookers

Josh Mitchell – (Tuggeranong Bushrangers – 15 votes)

The Tuggeranong captain was once again in fine form as he led the Bushrangers to the second Grand Final in their history.

The 25 year old, provided excellent service from dummy half and was dangerous from close range as he crossed the line on 13 occasions throughout the season.

Mitchell also amassed 200 points for the season through his try scoring exploits and prowess from the tee.

This marks the second consecutive season that Mitchell has been named as hooker in the Team of the Year.

Contenders

Jacob Toppin – (Yass Magpies – 10 votes)

The Yass co-captain was a solid performer in his first season playing in the Austbrokers Canberra Raiders Cup.

The Yass hooker scored four tries throughout the season and was one of the main creative outlets for the Magpies.

Joe Roberts – (West Belconnen Warriors – 6 votes)

The young West Belconnen hooker didn’t play his first match of the season until Round 6 due to his involvement with the Canberra Raiders S.G. Ball Cup. Despite this, it didn’t stop him collecting the third most votes of all hookers in the competition.

A particular highlight was his two try performance against the Queanbeyan Blues in Round 11.

Austbrokers Canberra Raiders Cup – Team of the Year

1. Matt Gruber – Tuggeranong Bushrangers
2. Tevita Aroha Tuinauvai – West Belconnen Warriors
3. Junior Vatikani – Yass Magpies
4. Jake Wheeler – Queanbeyan Blues
5. Michael Brophy – Tuggeranong Bushrangers
6. Brent Crisp – Queanbeyan Kangaroos
7. Lincoln Withers – Woden Valley Rams
8. Ron Leapai – Woden Valley Rams
9. Josh Mitchell – Tuggeranong Bushrangers
10. Tom Warner (c) – Yass Magpies
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