Storm name their Player of the Year
Star prop Jesse Bromwich has fended off skipper Cameron Smith and young gun Cameron Munster to be named Melbourne Storm Player of the Year for a second consecutive season.
Bromwich claimed the award by five votes on Wednesday night as he further staked his claim to being the best big man in rugby league.
The Kiwi international averaged 162 metres per game this season and lead the club in total metres and hit-ups.
Bromwich also played every game in 2015, including 80 per cent of playing time, which continues a remarkable run for the front rower that has seen him play in 103 out of a possible 104 games since 2012.
Votes for the Storm Player of the Year are awarded after each game by the club's players and coaches.
Second-placed finisher Smith, a six-time club champion himself, finished the season as Melbourne's leading points scorer for the 10th time in his decorated career.
The current star was joined on 24 votes by an emerging one in Cameron Munster.
Munster's lofty finish in the club's best and fairest may come as a surprise to some, but for those who watched the 21-year-old's rise through the ranks this season it should have been expected.
Injury restricted regular fullback Billy Slater to just seven games in 2015, allowing Munster to showcase why he was touted as such a prodigious talent. Playing 19 games, he averaged 172m – ranking him fifth in the NRL.
Unsurprisingly those numbers saw him named the Storm's Rookie of the Year.
Tim Glasby was named Most Improved Player in a season that saw him cement a permanent spot in Craig Bellamy's 17, while the sold out function at Docklands was also a chance to bid farewell to UK-bound Ryan Hinchcliffe.
Hinchcliffe was made a Life Member of the club where he played 173 games. He will now leave to join Super League side Huddersfield Giants on a two-year deal.