PLAYERS CLEARLY IN FANTASYLAND
YEARS ago, the RLPA started its own awards because it wasn’t happy with the Dally Ms and a judging panel of journos, TV types and ex-players who replaced refs when the Rothmans Medal folded. The stars would do it themselves. And then they give the 2017 major gong to Wests Tigers fullback James Tedesco. With respect, this is an embarrassment. Appears everyone but the players know Cameron Smith has been the No. 1 player this season by the length of a footy field.