Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs Captain Josh Jackson has claimed the Provan Summons Medal at the 2019 Dally M awards at The Horden Pavilion in Sydney.
Jackson claimed the prestigious award ahead of Parramatta captain Clint Gutherson, Dragons hooker Cameron McInnes, Titans winger Phillip Sami, Rabbitohs forward Ethan Lowe, Cowboys back-rower Gavin Cooper and Eels prop Tim Mannah.
The seven players were nominated due to their heartening on-field acts of sportsmanship, courage and respect during the season.
The 28-year old was nominated for his sportsmanship during the Bulldogs 18-16 victory over the Wests Tigers in round 21.
The back-rower’s leadership came to the fore as he consoled Tigers winger Paul Momirovski after he missed a last-minute conversion to send the match into golden point.
Jackson led his players to help the winger to his feet after the 23-year old dropped to the ground and was visibly upset following the missed shot at goal.
He leads from the front, inspires his teammates every week and is a big reason behind the finish to the season, with the Bulldogs winning seven of their final 10 matches.
A fan vote made up 50% of the judging process, while an expert panel accounted for the other half.