Four-sure: Teddy wins Jack Gibson Medal

James Tedesco receiving the Jack Gibson medal. Picture: Sydney Roosters
James Tedesco receiving the Jack Gibson medal. Picture: Sydney Roosters

Our Teddy has done it again.

Menangle product and Camden Rams junior James Tedesco created history by winning the 2021 Jack Gibson Medal at the Sydney Roosters awards night at the weekend.

He became the second player in club history to claim the prestigious award four times and the first to do so on four consecutive occasions.

The NSW No.1 took over the captaincy duties in 2021 following the mid-season retirements of Jake Friend and Boyd Cordner, who he praised when accepting the award at their Sunshine Coast hub.

Boyd Cordner and James Tedesco. Picture: Sydney Roosters

Boyd Cordner and James Tedesco. Picture: Sydney Roosters

In the lead-up to their elimination clash with the Manly-Waringah Sea Eagles, Roosters coach Trent Robinson praised Teddy for his form which led the team into the second week of the finals despite a mounting injury toll.

"If [Tedesco] was playing for the Camden Rams at Kirkham Oval on a Sunday afternoon with the cars on the hill he would attack the game; he wouldn't need to know how many people are coming through the gates or that the television is on... stars are stars because they have great internal motivation," Robinson said.

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