South Sydney Rabbitoh and local Junior, Cameron Murray has been awarded the Dally M Lock of the Year for 2019.
Murray has had a break-through year in what's only been a short career so far, after making his debut in Round 8, 2017 against the Brisbane Broncos.
His consistent week-to-week club performances earned him a NSW Blues spot, which saw them take out the State of Origin title in July.
Since then, Murray's game has gone to another level and has been a real leader in the South Sydney forward pack.
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Murray's ability to poke his nose in-between defenders has had experts crown him as having the "quickest play-the-ball" in the game.
While not the biggest, pound-for-pound Murray is one of the strongest players in the competition and has a special ability to break tackles. This was showcased particularly in the Round 24 win against the Warriors, when he bumped off multiple defenders to slide over for a double!
His defensive technique is textbook and we've seen him develop the ability to play on the edge when called upon - coming up with a game-winning play in Round 25, on Rooster's centre, Billy Smith.
Cameron Murray will be pushing for international honours at the backend of this year, which will no doubt lead him in good stead for the Cardinal and Myrtle in 2020!