Simon Mannering | Player of the year
Captain Simon Mannering was named the club's player of the year on Tuesday night at the 2014 Red Ball awards, making it his fourth such crown overall.
The award comes after another stellar year for the skipper in which he brought up 200 NRL games for the club. Mannering also equalled his career-high tally of nine tries and was one of the most productive runners in the squad, conjuring up 2220 metres for the year.
Mannering was his usual humble self in accepting the award but was pleased nonetheless.
"With the quality of players in the team I'm very humbled to be given the award," said Simon.
The disappointment in how the season was brought to an early end was evident, though.
"I'd definitely give up some of these awards for some more success as a team," said Simon. "Hopefully that's coming in the near future."
With Tuesday's award Mannering added to the coffers, as he was previously named player of the year in 2008, 2011 and 2013.
In the club's 20 year history only Steve Price has won the award multiple times, winning it in 2006 and 2007. Mannering's four awards could well become a record that could stay unbroken. He also has the potential to add to his collection, as this year he signed on through until the end of 2018.