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The Vodafone Warriors’ Nathan Friend-inspired ‘miracle try’ in last season’s home win over Melbourne is one of 10 sporting highlights vying for the 2015 Radio Sport Sporting Moment of the Year accolade at the 53rd Halberg Awards.

Friend’s sensational acrobatic between-the-legs off load was the catalyst for one of the most stunning tries ever seen with Tuimoala Lolohea the ultimate beneficiary.

The back flip off load and try catapulted the Vodafone Warriors to a pulsating 28-14 win over the Storm. Footage of Friend's feat was a social media sensation, going viral around the world with the likes of Sports Illustrated, the Bleacher Reporter and the BBC just some of the international media organisations which picked it up.

The Sporting Moment of the Year is the only category voted for by the public so relive the magic now and be sure to cast your vote for a try which really was one for the ages.

Kiwi sports fans can vote for their choice once a day by text message or online at  The winner will be presented at the 53rd Halberg Awards on Thursday, February 18 at Vector Arena in Auckland and televised live on SKY SPORT.

The finalists were selected by a panel of media representatives who compiled the list of great sporting moments from 2015 for the public to vote on.

How to vote:

Voting is now open for the Radio Sport Sporting Moment of the Year award.  You can vote once a day from now until 9.00pm on Thursday, February 18, 2016.

Online | Vote at

TXT | Text your Radio Sport Sporting Moment’s unique code to 818:

Txt Sm5 to 818 to vote for Vodafone Warriors

Standard text fees apply on all text votes.

Everyone who votes for the Radio Sport Sporting Moment of the Year before midnight on February 9, 2016, goes in the draw to win a trip for two including flights and accommodation to the 53rd Halberg Awards at Vector Arena, Auckland on Thursday, February 18, 2016. Visit to read the competition terms & conditions.

About the Halberg Awards

Named after Olympic champion Sir Murray Halberg (ONZ), the Halberg Awards is the country's pre-eminent event to honour and celebrate New Zealand sporting excellence.

It also provides the Halberg Disability Sport Foundation with a flagship fundraising opportunity for Sir Murray's charity, which aims to enhance the lives of physically disabled New Zealanders by enabling them to participate in sport and recreation.

This includes a team of disability sport advisers around the country who connect physically disabled people to sport and recreation opportunities in schools, clubs and in their communities as well as providing grants for adaptive sports equipment, camps and lessons.

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