Rabbitohs captain and Australian Kangaroos back rower, Cameron Murray, has been awarded the Harry Sunderland Medal as the player of the series for Australia in the 2023 Pacific Cup.
Murray was judged as the best player for the Kangaroos by the Australian team’s coaching staff across the two pool matches and the Final, despite not playing in the Final due to injury.
Murray was very strong in both attack and defence across the series, scoring two tries for eight points, making 28 runs for 252 metres including 85 post-contact metres, two line breaks, one line break assist, one try assist, five tackle breaks, one off load and 54 tackles.
Murray also equaled fellow Rabbitoh Ron Coote’s record of six tries in six consecutive Test matches for Australia during this tournament.
The only Rabbitohs player to have previously won the Harry Sunderland Medal as a South Sydney player was Ron Coote in 1970. Coote won the award a second time in 1974 and Greg Inglis won the medal in 2009.
The Harry Sunderland Medal was presented to Murray by Kangaroos Head Coach Mal Meninga after the Pacific Cup Final played in Hamilton, New Zealand last Saturday.
Congratulations to Cameron Murray on being awarded the 2023 Harry Sunderland Medal.