The NRL’s night of nights is almost upon us for another year with the Dally M set to be awarded to a first-time winner in 2023.
Warriors gun Shaun Johnson is one of the frontrunners after a stellar season, marking a remarkable comeback after question marks surrounding his future last season.
However, Broncos enforcer Payne Haas led the count with 30 votes when the leaderboard went behind closed doors after Round 12.
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Meanwhile, several big-name stars, including Nathan Cleary, Harry Grant, Ben Hunt and Dylan Edwards are also in the running.
Unfortunately for young gun Reece Walsh, who sat on 24 votes after Round 12, he will be ineligible to win the award after he was handed a three-game suspension.
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