Tumut front rower Zac Masters has been crowned the best player in Group Nine after a comfortable win in the Weissel Medal count on Friday night.
Masters and Junee hooker Hayden Diggins were locked on 14 points at the midway point of the season before the Blues forward charged away from his rivals.
The 21-year-old has made a big impact for the Blues since returning home this season.
His powerful style and big work ethic were rewarded.
Masters finished on 21 points, five clear of Diggins.
The Diesels forward, who was crowned reserve grade’s best last season, only picked up two more votes in the second half of the season.
He just held on for second, finishing one vote ahead of Gundagai’s Blake Dunn and Temora’s Hayden Philp.
Masters became just the fourth Blue to take out the Weissel Medal and first since Adam Donaldson in 2009.
See how it all unfolded here.
Meanwhile Young’s Matt Murray scored a big win in the reserve grade count.
He finished 12 votes clear of Southcity’s Ben Lucas.
The leaguetag medal was shared between Cootamundra’s Kristen Byrne and Southcity’s Bailey Porter.
They both finished on 21, three clear of Madison Dunn (Brothers) and two-time winner Emily Perrot (Temora).
Nicholas Hall scored a big win in the Weissel Cup.
The Cherrypicker finished on 19 points, seven clear of Southcity’s Rhys Weldon and Albury’s Rhys Mitsch.
Albury’s Aidan Connell took out a thrilling Sullivan Cup win, finishing one clear of Southcity’s Joel Tracey and Young’s Harry Fitzpatrick.