QRL junior competition’s trio Cory Paix, Reece Braun and Stephen Buckley have picked up awards at tonight’s awards ceremony in Brisbane.
Western Mustangs’ halfback Cory Paix was named Mal Meninga Cup Player of the Year after steering his side to the under-18 premiership.
Paix, who represented Queensland under-18 this year, was also the competition’s top point scorer with 114 points (6 tries, 45 goals) and made his FOGS Colts Challenge debut later in the season.
Redcliffe Dolphins’ halfback Reece Braun was named Player of the Year in the inaugural FOGS U20s Statewide Cup, finishing as top point scorer and captaining his side to a Grand Final victory.
Braun currently plays for the Dolphins’ FOGS Colts side, who will play Tweed Heads in the first round of the finals this weekend.
Hard working Sunshine Coast Falcons’ prop Stephen Buckley was rewarded with the FOGS Colts Challenge Player of the Year award.
Like Braun, Buckley and the Falcons will participate in the finals series this weekend, facing the Easts Tigers.
Mal Meninga Cup Player of the Year: Cory Paix (Western Mustangs)
FOGS U20s Statewide Cup Player of the Year: Reece Braun (Redcliffe Dolphins)
FOGS Colts Challenge Player of the Year: Stephen Buckley (Sunshine Coast Falcons)