Who won the Clive Churchill Medal at the 2017 NRL Grand Final

9 Have your say

    Every year at the NRL Grand Final, the Clive Churchill Medal is awarded to the best-performed player in the match.

    More 2017 NRL Grand Final
    » Perfect Storm were always going to be premiers
    » Match report: Storm slam Cowboys
    » The Liebke ratings
    » Five talking points from the match
    » North Queensland Cowboys player ratings
    » Melbourne Storm player ratings
    » Watch video highlights from the match

    At the 2017 NRL Grand Final, the Clive Churchill Medal winner was Billy Slater of the Melbourne Storm.

    It was something of a shock result with the majority opinion after the match being that Cameron Smith would cap off a brilliant year with one last medal.

    However Slater, who scored Melbourne’s third try of the game just before the halftime break, was given the award instead.

    It was the icing on top of a remarkable year for him, coming back from a longterm injury that ruined his 2016.

    He said after the match that there were times he was unsure if he would be able to make it back to highest level.

    Now he has not only made it back, but won a premiership medal and a Clive Churchill medal to boot.

    A dominant Melbourne Storm team had a thoroughly deserved result in the grand final six tries to one leading them to record a 34-6 win over the North Queensland Cowboys and claim the 2017 premiership.

    Josh Addo-Carr scored two tries in the match, the other coming through Felise Kaufusi, Billy Slate, Dale Finucane and Curtis Scott recording the other four. Cameron Smith converted five of the six tries.

    Te Maire Martin scored the Cowboys’ only try of the match and it was converted by Ethan Lowe.

    Do you find yourself logged out of The Roar?
    We have just switched over to a secure site (https). This means you will need to log-in afresh. If you need help with recovering your password, please get in contact.

    If you could choose from any and every NRL player in the competition, who would you pick in your rugby league dream team? Let us know with our team picker right here, and be sure to share it with all your league-loving mates.

    Oldest | Newest | Most Recent

    The Crowd Says (9)

    • October 2nd 2017 @ 3:27am
      Dean said | October 2nd 2017 @ 3:27am | ! Report

      Cameron Smith was by far the best on field with also his best performance of the year. Someone needs to tell him that at this age he really shouldn’t be able to do what he just did on Sunday.

      Comment from The Roar’s iPhone app.

    • October 2nd 2017 @ 7:26am
      andrew said | October 2nd 2017 @ 7:26am | ! Report

      At Full time the market was
      Smith $1.03
      Cronk $11
      Slater $15

      Moral of the story; Never bet on the Churchill if you don’t know who the selectors are betting on!

      Slater is the best fullback any of us still living have ever seen, but Smith was clearly the best on ground.

    • October 2nd 2017 @ 8:41am
      db said | October 2nd 2017 @ 8:41am | ! Report

      Cameron Smith won player of the year and had his best game of the year in the Grand Final yet didn’t win the Churchill medal. In a great team performance, he was clearly the best player on the field.

    • October 2nd 2017 @ 8:54am
      Pickett said | October 2nd 2017 @ 8:54am | ! Report

      Clive Churchill winners have been an absolute & utter joke in the past.

      Smith should have won it.

      I would have even been happy with Tohu Harris.

      Billy? No way…

    • October 2nd 2017 @ 9:29am
      Wayneo said | October 2nd 2017 @ 9:29am | ! Report

      Like to know who the selectors were who picked the CCM( Billy Slater) at the 2017 NRL GF.
      Surely Cam Smith was best on ground! Not as bad ad Brad Mc Kay CCM 1993 V Broncos who smashed St George. Kevvy Walters by farrrrrr best on ground. Losing team gets CCM? If you win the GF there must be an outstanding player as was Walters. Sorry to say the Cam Smith was scrubbed from the winners list before a whistle was blown and a ball kicked.
      Could have been a great day for NRL with a true champion getting his just desserts. Would seem the selectors gave him his just desserts!

    • October 2nd 2017 @ 11:35am
      Rob said | October 2nd 2017 @ 11:35am | ! Report

      They gave the CCM to a deserving North Queenslander. What a difference Tim Sheen made at the when he came to the Cowboys? He let a young Billy go in preference to Southern imposters, who signed for a paid holiday.

    Have Your Say

    If not logged in, please enter your name and email before submitting your comment. Please review our comments policy before posting on the Roar.

    , , , ,