James Tedesco makes history at the NSW Blues awards night
James Tedesco has made history at the NSW Blues awards night, becoming the first player ever to claim back-to-back Brad Fittler Medals.
The Roosters superstar was voted as the Blues player of the State of Origin series by his teammates and presented with the award in front of more than 550 guests at a ceremony at The Star on Monday night.
He was also a landslide winner for The Daily Telegraph’s People’s Choice Award after scoring the series-winning try in the dying seconds of Game III and earlier claiming the Wally Lewis Medal for overall player of the series.
Freddy and Teddy 😍
Congratulations to James Tedesco for winning the medal named after his coach who has achieved so much for his state. pic.twitter.com/YL71EpVq5B
— NSW Rugby League (@NSWRL) September 9, 2019
Jarryd Hayne has won the Brad Fittler Medal multiple times (2007, 2009, 2014), but Tedesco is the first player to win it back-to-back in the award’s 15-year history.
Winger Josh Addo-Carr claimed the True Blue Award for displaying qualities on which the team ethos is built, while Simaima Taufa was named the NSW Women’s State Player of the Year.
Previous Brad Fittler Medal winners:
2005 – Matt King
2006 – Steve Menzies
2007 – Jarryd Hayne
2008 – Danny Buderus
2009 – Jarryd Hayne
2010 – Kurt Gidley
2011 – Paul Gallen
2012 – Robbie Farah
2013 – Greg Bird
2014 – Jarryd Hayne
2015 – Josh Dugan
2016 – Josh Jackson
2017 – David Klemmer
2018 – James Tedesco
2019 – James Tedesco