Double Dave reigns supreme to top most influential players’ poll

TOP OF THE LOT: Mudgee veteran Dave Jessiman has topped the Central West's most influential player poll. Photo: SIMONE KURTZ
TOP OF THE LOT: Mudgee veteran Dave Jessiman has topped the Central West's most influential player poll. Photo: SIMONE KURTZ

Dave Jessiman is virtually an ornament of Mudgee rugby.

If you’ve played at Jubilee Oval, you’ve probably seen ‘Double Dave’ bag a brace. It’s almost a given.

With a happy knack of crossing the line, Jessiman has helped guide the Mudgee First XV to many wins, many premierships, rallying the troops on the back of bullocking runs.

The Mudgee community has again rallied behind Double Dave, with the Wombats veteran topping the 2018 Central West Rugby Union's most influential player poll.

Jessiman garnered massive support after lifting Mudgee to fourth in the inaugural New Holland Agriculture Cup with a touch under 18 per cent of the 750 votes cast.

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Topping the original list prior to the poll, West Wyalong dynamo Sharnah Stevens is second (13.55 per cent) while another of the Westfund Ferguson Cup’s best, Marita Shoulders polled a large chunk of the votes with 10.43 per cent, to sit third.

As of lunchtime on Thursday, new top 10 looked like this:

1 | Dave Jessiman(Mudgee Wombats) 17.66% (Originally No.13 on the list)

2 | Sharnah Stevens(West Wyalong) 13.55% (No.1)

3 | Marita Shoulders(Bathurst Bulldogs) 10.43% (No.18)

4 | Hugh Westcott(Molong Magpies) 6.68% (No.9)

5 | Peter Fitzsimmons (Bathurst Bulldogs) 6.12% (No.19)

6 | Harry Webber (Bathurst Bulldogs) 5.98% (No.2)

7 | Claire Woolmington(CSU Bathurst) 5.15% (No.11)

8 | Joel Harper (Bathurst Bulldogs) 5.01% (No.16)

9 | Josh Miles(Parkes Boars) 4.59% (No.8)

10 | Jono Sharkey/George Hancock(Narromine Gorillas) 4.03% (No.6)