Shute Shield: Gordon’s Mahe Vailanu leads the way in big Catchpole Medal victory

By MARK CASHMAN

Gordon’s Mahe Vailanu has topped off a stellar season by being named the Ken Catchpole Medal winner for the best and fairest player in the Shute Shield for 2020.

Vailanu who was an integral part of the Highlanders’ 28-8 win over Eastwood in Saturday’s premiership decider at Leichhardt Oval attracted a majority of votes from the competition’s whistle blowers.

He was well clear at the top of the voting with Max Douglas from Manly in second spot and then Ben Marr from Warringah in third.