Gundagai hooker James Luff held off a late charge from Brothers playmaker Dylan McLachlan to win a second Weissel Medal on Friday night.
Luff added to his 2015 best and fairest nod with a four-point win.
A six-vote performance as the Tigers won the battle for the minor premiership against Tumut in the last round sealed the result.
Luff had a nine-vote lead over Southcity captain-coach Kyle McCarthy and last year's winner Zac Masters when the votes were last revealed heading into the final five rounds of the season with McLachlan a further three points behind.
McLachlan polled in each of the last five games including scoring two sixes, the maximum in the new voting system, against Temora and Junee heading into the Brethern's final round clash against Southcity to draw within two points of Luff.
The five-eighth polled four to hit the lead only for Luff's perfect six to take the crown with 57 votes.
Masters finished third with 46.
Luff is now the fourth player to win two Weissel Medal, joining Gundagai teammate James Smart, Kangaroos playmaker Baden Power and Harden's John Shea.
He was one of two Tigers named in the team of the year, with Mathew Lyons in the centres.
Southcity led the way with four players, Jake Dooley, Steven Tracey, Mitch Bennett and Nick Skinner, in the side, while Masters was joined by Tumut teammates Jed Pearce and Tom Warner.
Blues pair Dean Bristow and Adam Pearce were also named coaches of the year.
Close vote counts were a feature of the night.
Young's Matt Murray claimed back-to-back medals in reserve grade with an one-point win over Brothers' Brad Cain while Kangaroos playmaker Daniel Hill a further vote behind.
Albury's Rhys Mitsch went one better than last year to take out the Weissel Cup honour, scoring a two-vote win over Southcity's Lattrell Siegwalt with Young's Thomas Jenkins a further two points adrift.
However Southcity's Joel Tracey scored a relatively comfortable win in the Sullivan Cup, finishing 12 clear of Temora's Billy Reardon and Brothers' Wilson Hamblin.