Millie Boyle and Emma Tonegato become first joint winners of NRLW Dally M Medal

Emma Tonegato has capped a dominant return to rugby league, crowned a joint winner of the NRLW’s Dally M Medal with Millie Boyle in a historic ceremony in Brisbane.

Olympic rugby sevens gold medallist Tonegato, who will play for St George Illawarra in Sunday’s grand final against the Roosters, and fellow dual-code star Boyle became the first joint winners of the prize, awarded on Thursday night.

In a grandstand finish, both fullback Tonegato and Brisbane Broncos forward Boyle, who only played five of the six regular-season games, polled three votes in the final round to overtake Parramatta Eels forward Simaima Taufa.

Tonegato helped the Jillaroos to a World Cup title as an 18-year-old in 2013, before switching codes and starring in Australia’s run to the first Olympic rugby sevens gold medal at Rio 2016, becoming a two-time Olympian in Tokyo last year.

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