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Saturday, October 7, 2017

Taumalolo again named Cowboys' best

Rampaging forward Jason Taumalolo has topped off another stellar NRL season by winning North Queensland's Paul Bowman Medal for the second time.
The 24-year-old, who this week shocked rugby league circles by defecting to Tonga from New Zealand for the upcoming World Cup, became the first forward to run for 5000m in a season in 2017.
"Jason has again had a huge year," Cowboys general manager of football Peter Parr said.
"With a season-ending injury to our co-captain Matt Scott, Jason stepped up enormously, leading by example week-in, week-out."
Taumalolo was also joint winner of the players' player award, alongside emerging halfback Michael Morgan.
Morgan also won the coach's award, which replaced the Most Improved Cowboy gong.