Welcome to the QRL annual awards at Brisbane City Hall, where we will be bringing you all the colour and winners from the afternoon.
Watch back: QRL Awards
6pm: That's a wrap
The QRL Awards have been run and done for another year. Congratulations to all the award winners who received honours after stellar 2021 seasons.
Signing off from City Hall.
5.50pm: Petero Civoniceva Medal
After Round 10, Redcliffe's Cameron Cullen and Wynnum Manly hooker Jayden Berrell were tied on 14 points, but a late surge from the Seagulls rake has seen him claim the 2021 Petero Civoniceva Medal.
2021 Petero Civoniceva Medal
5:45pm: BHP Premiership Player of the Year
Topping off a big year for North Queensland Gold Stars captain Romy Teitzel, she's also added the inaugural BHP Premiership to her bow after Origin squad selection earlier in the season.
5:35pm: Intrust Super Cup Team of the Year
It's always a prestigious honour to be named in the Intrust Super Cup Team of the Year. See who is in the 2021 crop of talent in the below video.
2021 Intrust Super Cup Team of the Year
5:25pm: BHP Premiership Team of the Year
The first BHP Premiership Team of the Year has been announced.
Click the below video to see who has been selected.
2021 BHP Premiership Team of the Year
5.22pm: Intrust Super Cup Coach of the Year
With the competition as tight as it has been this season, there were plenty of contenders for this year's Intrust Super Cup Coach of the Year. Shortlisted are:
- Ben Woolf - Tweed Seagulls
- Rohan Smith - Norths Devils
- Rick Stone - Burleigh Bears
- Ty Williams - Northern Pride
- Steve Bretherton - Souths Logan Magpies
- Adam Brideson - Wynnum Manly Seagulls
Earning this year's top honour is minor premiership-winning coach Rohan Smith.
5.20pm: BHP Premiership Coach of the Year
Four outstanding coaches have been nominated for this year's BHP Premiership Coach of the Year honour:
- Tahnee Norris - Burleigh Bears
- Gavin Lloyd - North Queensland Gold Stars
- Wayne Treleavan - Valkyries Queensland
- Scott Prince - Valleys Diehards
This year's BHP Premiership Coach of the Year is Scott Prince.
2021 BHP Premiership Coach of the Year
5.15pm: BHP Community Coach of the Year
A champion for the Mossman Sharks, under 7 and 15s coach Nathan Woods is this year's BHP Community Coach of the Year for his incredible love of rugby league and seeing kids playing footy.
2021 BHP Coach of the Year - Nathan Woods
4.45pm: Legendary QRL referee mentors honoured
Long-standing QRL referee mentors Eddie Ward and John Topp have been recognised for their incredible service to the greatest game of all with prestigious honours named in recognition for their contribution.
Referees who officiate the Auswide Bank Mal Meninga Cup grand final will be awarded the John Topp Medal; meanwhile, referees who reach 100 Intrust Super Cup appearances will be acknowledged with the Eddie Ward Medal.
4.30pm: Intrust Super Cup finals coaches and captains Q&A
Intrust Super Cup coaches Rohan Smith (Norths Devils), Steve Bretherton (Souths Logan Magpies), Justin Hodges (Redcliffe Dolphins) and Rick Stone (Burleigh Bears joined Peter Psaltis for a Q&A ahead of the second week of finals.
Salty was also joined by Intrust Super Cup captains Jack Ahearn (Norths Devils), Rory Ferguson (Souths Logan Magpies), Cameron Cullen (Redcliffe Dolphins), Sam Scarlett (Wynnum Manly Seagulls) and Luke Page (Burleigh Bears).
Q & A with Intrust Super Cup finals coaches and captains
4.25pm: Intrust Super Cup Rookie of the Year
With the resumption of the Intrust Super Cup in 2021, there were countless rookies who put their name in lights with breakout seasons. They include:
- Shallin Fuller - Burleigh Bears
- Lachlan Hubner - Central Queensland Capras
- Vilami Vailea - Redcliffe Dolphins
- Ezra Mam - Souths Logan Magpies
- Tyler Coburn - Ipswich Jets
- Selwyn Cobbo - Wynnum Manly Seagulls
The undisputed winner of this year's rookie title is Ezra Mam - the playmaker becoming a household name with countless standout performances for the Souths Logan Magpies.
2021 Intrust Super Cup Rookie of the Year
4.20pm: BHP Premiership Rookie of the Year
In the inaugural full season of the BHP Premiership season, there were plenty of talented rookies who took centre stage and excelled. The nominees for this year's honour are:
- Tiana Raftstrand-Smith - Burleigh Bears
- Lauren Dam - West Brisbane Panthers
- Brooke Saddler - Tweed Seagulls
- Destiny Brill - Valleys Diehards
This winner of this year's BHP Premiership Rookie of the Year is Valleys Diehards rake Destiny Brill, who also starred for the Harvey Norman Queensland Maroons in this year's Women's State of Origin.
2021 BHP Premiership Rookie of the Year
4.17pm: Leading Intrust Super Cup Try and Points Scorer
It comes as no surprise that Norths Devils flyer Jono Reuben is this year's leading try scorer - the dynamo surpassing 100 tries and counting this Intrust Super Cup season.
Retiring Sunshine Coast Falcons playmaker Todd Murphy is this year's Intrust Super Cup leading points scorer.
4.15pm: Hastings Deering Colts Player of the Year
There has been plenty of talent on display in this year's Hastings Deering Colts competition and there are six worthy nominees for this year's player of the year gong. They include:
- Cruise Ten - Souths Logan Magpies
- Ben Farr - Wynnum Manly Seagulls
- Henri Stocks - Mackay Cutters
- Cameron Brown - Burleigh Bears
- Harrison Graham - Wynnum Manly Seagulls
- Jai Smoothy - Sunshine Coast Falcons
And this year's title goes to.... Cruise Ten from Souths Logan Magpies.
2021 Hastings Deering Colts Player of the Match
4.13pm: Auswide Bank Mal Meninga Cup Player of the Year
This year's nominees for the Auswide Bank Mal Meninga Cup Player of the Year are:
- Shaun Packer - Wynnum Manly Seagulls
- Ezra Mam - Souths Logan Magpies
- Xavier Va'a - Western Mustangs
- Blake Moore - Wynnum Manly Seagulls
- Dudley Dotoi - Townsville Blackhawks
- Zack Lamont - Brisbane Tigers
After six regular rounds of competition, the title couldn't be split with Wynnum Manly duo Shaun Packer and Blake Moore sharing this year's honour.
2021 Auswide Bank Mal Meninga Cup Player of the Year
4.10pm: Harvey Norman Female Contribution Award
"Without rugby league, Yarrabah would be a ghost town."
That's what Gillian Bann famously says, but the truth is... without Gillian Bann, Yarrabah wouldn't have rugby league.
The Seahawks junior president has been acknowledged with this year's Harvey Norman Female Contribution Award for her love of the game and love of the youth in her community.
2021 Harvey Norman Female Contribution Award - Gillian Bann
Her incredible contribution to the greatest game of all in the Far North Queensland indigenous community has also earned Bann the NRL national women in league honour which has been announced today.
4.05pm: Shell V-Power Volunteer of the Year
Neil Redfern is this year's Shell V-Power Volunteer of the Year for his incredible work as chair of the Northern Districts Rugby League.
2021 Shell V-Power Volunteer of the Year - Neil Redfern
3.50pm: Remembering Mitch Cronin
In 2020, the Intrust Super Cup lost one of its favourite sons, Mitch Cronin; and the former Souths Logan Magpies and Wynnum Manly Seagulls was remembered after tragically passing away last year.
Mitch Cronin: Forever a gun
3.45pm: Retiring players and NRL debutants
MC Peter Psaltis acknowledged the retiring players who are hanging up the boots after the 2021 season. They include:
Chelsea Baker (Central Queensland Capras), Dane Hogan (Sunshine Coast Falcons), Todd Murphy (Sunshine Coast Falcons), Martin Cordwell (Sunshine Coast Falcons), Rogan Dean (Ipswich Jets), Josh Cleeland (Ipswich Jets), Nemani Velakapa (Ipswich Jets), Peter Gubb (Ipswich Jets), Wes Conlon (Ipswich Jets), Tyson Lofipo (Ipswich Jets), Aaron Rockley (Wynnum Manly Seagulls), Zeb Taia (Wynnum Manly Seagulls), Isaac Luke (Wynnum Manly Seagulls), Brandon Lee (Norths Devils), Sam Hoare (Townsville Blackhawks), Temone Power (Townsville Blackhawks) and Luke Page (Burleigh Bears).
He also recognised the 24 debutants who have gone on to play in the NRL Telstra Premiership this season.
2021 Retiring players and NRL debutants
3.40pm: XXXX Community Club of the Year
The Barcaldine Sandgoannas – located 520 kilometres west of Rockhampton – is this year’s XXXX Community Club of the Year for the tremendous bond the junior and senior clubs have with their local Outback community.
2021 XXXX Community Club of the Year - Barcaldine Sandgoannas
In overwhelming news for the club that has been a driving force for over 100 years, the Sandgoannas have also just been announced as this year’s NRL national club of the year.
3.35pm: Auswide Bank Community Program of the Year
The Murgon Mustangs have won this year's inaugural Auswide Bank Community Program of the Year for their domestic violence awareness and prevention round, aiming to spread the word about domestic violence across the South Burnett.
2021 Auswide Bank Community Program of the Year - Murgon Mustangs
3pm: About to get underway
The 2021 QRL Awards will commence shortly. The first awards of the afternoon include:
- Auswide Bank Community Program of the Year
- XXXX Community Club of the Year
- Acknowledgement of 2021 XXXX League Champions
- Acknowledgement of 2021 retiring players and players who have transitioned to the NRL Telstra Premiership
The doors are open, champagne bottles have been popped, XXXX Gold's are going down a treat and people are gathering ready for the 2021 Queensland Rugby League awards at Brisbane's City Hall.