Man of the people

He’s one of the most popular members among the VB Blues’ squad – and, now, front rower Aaron Woods is officially the man of the people after taking out the inaugural Daily Telegraph People’s Choice Award on Monday night.

An award voted by the NSW public, Woods accepted the accolade following a stellar 2015 Origin campaign, stepping up in the absence of several veteran forwards.

Despite the disappointment of game three, Woods is confident the systems Laurie Daley and his coaching staff have in place will prevail in 2016.

The NSWRL Grand Final day, held at Pirtek Stadium on Sunday, September 27, is the biggest day on the VB NSW Cup, Ron Massey Cup and Sydney Shield calendars and the only live rugby league in Sydney that weekend – and adult tickets are just $10, with kids under 12 free! With face painting, live music and a carnival-like atmosphere, it’s the perfect day out for young and old. Get your tickets here.