The Frownlow Medal is proud to announce the line up for the 2019 Man of League Calendar, featuring every NRL player who has been nominated for Frownlow honours this season.
The Frownlow Medal is awarded to the player whose off-field demeanour epitomises the values of the modern-day footballer and draws attention to the status of footballers as role models to young Australians. It covers Australia’s four major football codes; the National Rugby League (NRL), Australian Football League (AFL), the A-League (Football) and Rugby Union’s Super Rugby competition. NRL player Shaun Kenny-Dowall won the inaugural medal in 2015 and code-swapper Karmichael Hunt was the most recent recipient.
January features Jacob Saifiti, who was the first footballer to be nominated for the award after he broke his leg in a pub fight and had to be hospitalised.
February honours Dylan Walker and Scott Bolton, who have both been before the courts for incidents involving violence against women. Depending on the outcome of court proceedings, they may both be flashing their muscular physiques adorned with an NRL Wife Beater tattoo.
March is the traditional start to the NRL season, and this features Ben Barba and Zane Musgrove, who will both be watching the action on TV after being kicked out of the NRL for incidents involving violence against women. Depending on the outcome of court proceedings, they may both be flashing their muscular physiques adorned with an NRL Wife Beater tattoo.
April is the month of Michael Chee Kam and Tautau Moga, who appear shirtless, draped seductively across the bonnet of a taxi while they explain the popular NRL pre-season game of ‘Slap the Taxi’.
May sees the return of the 2016 Frownlow Medallist, Corey Norman – just being Corey Norman.
June introduces NRL fans to an innovative new concept in the 2019 calendar, an interactive e-calendar with a family-friendly porn movie starring Dylan Napa as ‘Big Papi’.
July features rookie Payne Haas displaying his enormous frame, surrounded by police officers and the NRL Integrity Unit waiting eagerly for answers.
August is a very special month, as it includes the Women in League round. As a special tribute to women, this month features the scantily-clad Jack de Belin and Jarryd Hayne, who are both locked in lengthy court proceedings following allegations of sexual assault. Female fans will be delighted to hear that both players could be photographed in handcuffs, locked in a prison cell – deBelin may even be sporting a man bun. Depending on the outcome of court proceedings, they may both be flashing their muscular physiques adorned with an NRL Wife Beater tattoo. Also, if you look closely enough, you’ll see de Belin’s friend photo bombing in the background.
September is another interactive post, this time featuring Tyrone May, who became the second player to appear in a lewd sex tape which was released online.
October features a silhouette of the NRL player who released the Tyrone May sex tape online. This also contains another exciting innovation for the Men of League format, a film coating over the silhouette – if you scratch it hard enough, you will discover the identity of the culprit.
November is the third of the interactive e-posts, and this times it features the near-naked duo of Tyrone Phillips and Liam Coleman, who appear together in the calendar, just as they appeared together in the sex tape which earned them a nomination for The Frownlow Medal. Depending on the outcome of court proceedings, Coleman could be flashing an NRL Wife Beater tattoo as he was involved in the incident which saw Musgrove kicked out of the NRL.
December brings the year to a close, and the final month features Jaeman Salmon and Isaiah Papali’i sharing an Uber, as they both earned nominations for drink-driving offences.
The Man of League Calendar honours the 17 NRL players who have received nominations before the season has even begun, and serves as a challenge to Super Rugby, the A-League and AFL to raise their game and supply more candidates to the most prestigious award in Australian sport.