Harris clinches Simon Mannering Medal again
Tireless Vodafone Warriors back rower Tohu Harris Harris
has today been awarded the club’s highest accolade – the Simon Mannering Medal – for the second year running.
Despite a season-ending ACL knee injury limiting him to 15 appearances, the 29-year-old’s standout consistency was acknowledged again when the Vodafone Warriors’ 27th annual awards were held offshore for the first time in the club’s history due to Covid-19’s ongoing impact.
At a function attended by teammates, staff, families and old boys, Harris
has become the fourth player to win the title in consecutive years after Steve Price, Simon Mannering and Roger Tuivasa-Sheck
While the Simon Mannering Medal – jointly determined by the coaching staff and players – went to Harris
, first-year Vodafone Warrior and stand-in captain Addin Fonua-Blake
was voted the Players’ Player of the Year by his teammates.
The 19-year-old Reece Walsh was a predictable choice for the Vodafone Rookie of the Year award following his wonderful deeds from the moment he made his debut at the age of 18 in the Anzac Day clash against Melbourne.
The fourth of the club’s main awards, the Canterbury of New Zealand Clubman of the Year, was won by another first-year Vodafone Warrior, winger Marcelo Montoya
The 25-year-old marked his arrival at the club with consistent performances across his 18 appearances, finishing with five tries and averaging a career-best 123 metres a game.