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Clive Churchill Medal Tips - Best bets for the 2022 NRL Grand Final

Last updated: 29 Sep 2022
Gary Emmerson 29 Sep 2022
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  • The 2022 Clive Churchill Medal will be presented on NRL Grand Final Day to the best player
  • The NRL Grand Final is between Penrith Panthers and Parramatta Eels
  • Who will lead their side to victory with a star-man performance?
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Nathan Cleary of the Panthers is awarded the Clive Churchill Medal after the 2021 NRL Grand Final (Getty Images)

The 2022 Clive Churchill Medal will be presented to the best player on the ground in the NRL Grand Final between Penrith Panthers and Parramatta Eels.

Penrith's Nathan Cleary is a clear favourite in the betting after also winning the award last year, while his team-mates Isaah Yeo and Dylan Edwards are the only other single figure priced contenders.

Cleary's opposite number Mitchell Moses is the leading candidate for the Eels, but it is a market dominated by Panthers players with the reigning premiers strong favourites to win the Grand Final.

2022 Clive Churchill Medal Tips

Best Bet - Nathan Cleary

Cleary was the hero in 2021, winning the Clive Churchill Medal after the Panthers defeated South Sydney Rabbitohs in the Grand Final.

The Panthers struggled a little without him during the final weeks of the regular season, but he was the inspiration of strong second half performances in both finals to reach the premiership decider.

Cleary led the way with six goals against Eels in the Qualifying Final and booted another six and got himself a late try against the Rabbitohs in the Preliminary Final last week.

Cleary isn't a big price, but you can combine him with number of goals in BlueBet's Grand Final market.

Value Bet - Dylan Edwards

Dylan Edwards is key to the Panthers from fullback and is the value alternative to Cleary if Penrith are to win the Grand Final.

Edwards crossed for a try in the Qualifying Final win over the Eels, having also been among the tryscorers against Parramatta earlier in the season too.

Expect him to see plenty of the ball and if he does have a major impact he could be value to win the best on ground vote.

Value Bet - Mitchell Moses

If Parramatta Eels are to pull off an upset and win the Grand Final, Mitchell Moses is going to have to win his battle with opposite number Nathan Cleary.

Moses managed to nullify the Panthers during the Qualifying Final before being forced off with HIA, and his departure changed the game as Cleary began to make much more of an impression.

The Eels star will have to have a similar impact if his side are to get across the line and be crowned premiers and his performance is key.

Clive Churchill Medal FAQs

What is the Clive Churchill Medal?

The Clive Churchill Medal is awarded to the player voted best on field in the NRL Grand Final.

Who is favourite to win the Clive Churchill Medal?

Penrith's Nathan Cleary is the favourite and heads the betting to add to the medal he won in 2021.


Nathan Cleary won the Clive Churchill Medal last year and has been the spark behind their two wins in the finals this season. He is backed again and there is value with BlueBet's special for him to win the medal and kick 3+ goals.

If any of his team-mates are going to pip him to the award, it is most likely to be Dylan Edwards.

Best Bet: Nathan Cleary To Win @7/4 at bet365 - 4 Units
Best Bet: Nathan Cleary Special Cleary to win & Kick 3+ Goals @7/2 at Betgoodwin - 1 Unit
Value Bet: Dylan Edwards To Win @8/1 at Star Sports - 1 Unit
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