Barba cleans up at Dally M Awards

The Bulldogs' Ben Barba poses with his Dally M Medal. Picture: GETTY IMAGES
The Bulldogs' Ben Barba poses with his Dally M Medal. Picture: GETTY IMAGES

Canterbury fullback Ben Barba was crowned the Dally M player of the year to cap off a memorable outing for the Bulldogs last night.

Jack De Belin of the Dragons with Alyce Taylor.  Picture: GETTY IMAGES

Jack De Belin of the Dragons with Alyce Taylor. Picture: GETTY IMAGES

Simone Ennis, wife of Bulldogs captain Michael Ennis, poses on the red carpet.  Picture: GETTY IMAGES

Simone Ennis, wife of Bulldogs captain Michael Ennis, poses on the red carpet. Picture: GETTY IMAGES

The Rabbitohs' Michael Crocker with his wife Sally Carne. Picture: GETTY IMAGES

The Rabbitohs' Michael Crocker with his wife Sally Carne. Picture: GETTY IMAGES

Newcastle's Akuila Uate with Samantha Maton. Picture: GETTY IMAGES

Newcastle's Akuila Uate with Samantha Maton. Picture: GETTY IMAGES

Greg Inglis with his wife Sally.  Picture: GETTY IMAGES

Greg Inglis with his wife Sally. Picture: GETTY IMAGES

Wests Tigers' Benji Marshall with his partner Zoe Balbi. Picture: GETTY IMAGES

Wests Tigers' Benji Marshall with his partner Zoe Balbi. Picture: GETTY IMAGES

The Rabbitohs' Issac Luke with Mikayla Watts.  Picture: GETTY IMAGES

The Rabbitohs' Issac Luke with Mikayla Watts. Picture: GETTY IMAGES

Todd Carney of the Sharks with his girlfriend Lauren Eagle. Picture: GETTY IMAGES

Todd Carney of the Sharks with his girlfriend Lauren Eagle. Picture: GETTY IMAGES

Nate Myles of the Gold Coast Titans with his partner Tessa James. Picture: GETTY IMAGES

Nate Myles of the Gold Coast Titans with his partner Tessa James. Picture: GETTY IMAGES

Ben Barba with his partner Ainsley Curry. Picture: GETTY IMAGES

Ben Barba with his partner Ainsley Curry. Picture: GETTY IMAGES

Sharks captain Paul Gallen with his fiancee Anne. Picture: GETTY IMAGES

Sharks captain Paul Gallen with his fiancee Anne. Picture: GETTY IMAGES

Barba, who finished the season with 32 votes, pipped Matt Bowen (26), Cooper Cronk (25) and Johnathan Thurston (24).

He also won the Provan-Summons medal (people’s choice award), was named fullback of the year and shared leading try-scorer honours with the Cowboys’ Ashley Graham.

The Bulldogs also took out the coach of the year, with Des Hasler earning praise for leading the club to the minor premiership.

Sam Kasiano was named prop of the year, while fellow Bulldog Josh Morris, who last year was sent back to the NSW Cup, won centre of the year.

Bulldogs Toyota Cup prop David Klemmer was named player of the year in the under-20s competition.

Newcastle’s Akuila Uate was named on the wing in the Dally M team of the year, with Cronk partnering Thurston in the halves.

Paul Gallen (lock), Nate Myles (second-row) and Cameron Smith (hooker) rounded out the forwards.Myles also claimed the Wally Lewis medal for the representative player of the year.

Souths halfback Adam Reynolds was unsurprisingly crowned rookie of the year. Manly’s Jason King and Jamie Lyon shared captain of the year.

Tigers captain Robbie Farah with his partner  Krisinda Merhi. Picture: GETTY IMAGES

Tigers captain Robbie Farah with his partner Krisinda Merhi. Picture: GETTY IMAGES

Jarrod Crocker of the Canberra Raiders with his partner. Picture: GETTY IMAGES

Jarrod Crocker of the Canberra Raiders with his partner. Picture: GETTY IMAGES