Effort players always get rewarded more in these sorts of things. It often happens in Dally M voting (although that’s not done by the players), guys that run around everywhere making last ditch tackles do better than the guy who consistently gets over the ad line in tight. It just sticks in the mind of those voting.Surprised Koro was so high too. He had one great game from memory.
I would have Slipper, Hooper, and Philip as the top scorers.
Only the second player to win 3, after Folau.Michael Hooper won his third John Eales Medal
He was first with 91 points, Koroibete second with 88 points and Slipper third with 79 points.
As to the idea of 7 being a star player, I was a 7, and therefore probably the exception that proves the rule!