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Cronk, Taumalolo share NRL's highest player prize

SYDNEY (AP) Melbourne Storm halfback Cooper Cronk and North Queensland Cowboys backrower Jason Taumalolo shared the Dally M medal after finishing with the same number of votes for the top individual award in Australia's National Rugby League.

It's only the second time the Dally M has been shared - Johnathan Thurston and Jarryd Hayne were joint winners in 2014.

Cronk, the 2013 winner, became only the eighth multiple winner of the award, joining a list of great playmakers including Thurston, Hayne and Andrew Johns.