2018 Golden Boot Award

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    Golden Boot nominees announced for 2018


    NRL.com
    Thu 25 Oct 2018, 09:20 AM



    Kangaroos stars Boyd Cordner, James Tedesco and Valentine Holmes and Tonga pair Jason Taumalolo and Siosiua Taukeiaho are in contention for the prestigious 2018 RLIF Men's Golden Boot award after being named on the initial list of contenders.

    Jillaroos trio Brittany Breayley, Ali Brigginshaw and Isabelle Kelly are vying with Kiwi Ferns superstar Honey Hireme for the 2018 RLIF Women's Golden Boost award.

    The nominations were determined by a panel of experts drawn from the rugby league media across the world and further names will be added after this weekend.

    The RLIF Golden Boot recognises the most outstanding performances in full international matches throughout the year.

    This year the award will cover all full international games played from the 2017 World Cup final until November 4, including the first two Tests of the upcoming England-New Zealand series.

    The panel will reconvene on November 4 to decide on the final shortlist of 4 players for each award before the announcement which will be made at a celebration dinner on November 7th.

    The selection panel includes NRL.com senior reporter Brad Walter, along with Joanna Lester, Martyn Sadler, Steve Mascord and Dave Woods.

    RLIF Men’s Golden Boot 2018

    James Tedesco (Australia)

    Boyd Cordner (Australia)

    Jason Taumalolo (Tonga)

    Valentine Holmes (Australia)

    Sio Siua Taukeiaho (Tonga)

    RLIF Women’s Golden Boot 2018

    Honey Hireme (New Zealand)

    Ali Brigginshaw (Australia)

    Brittany Breayley (Australia)

    Isabelle Kelly (Australia)

    In addition to awarding the 2018 Golden Boots, the RLIF will also be honouring the players throughout the history of the sport who have made over 50 international appearances.

    The Rugby League Cares Hall of Fame/Golden Boot Dinner will be held at Elland Road, Leeds on Wednesday, November 7.


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    Gotta be Tedesco to take it out you’d think.
     
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    Yeah I reckon but you never know with these things

    Even though Tedesco deserves it I wouldn't be surprised if Taumalolo or Cordner get it
     
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    Isabelle Kelly should win the women's one if they value rep games over club games. She was the standout player in the WC and SOO.
     
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    Nah I reckon Brighinshaw will get it for the women.
     
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    If he is the best player in the world then I am Jesus.
     
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    How can he win it?
     
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    From Fox Sports

    In the lead up to the award, Australia, New South Wales and Roosters fullback Tedesco was considered favourite to land the accolade after winning a State of Origin series and an NRL premiership, as well as strong performances on debut for the Kangaroos.

    However, Tedesco was hurt by the judging criteria in 2018, with the award recognising the most outstanding performances in international football.

    It covers all international games played from the World Cup final in December to Sunday’s Test between the Kiwis and England.

    Tedesco made his debut for Australia in the Kangaroos loss to New Zealand last month before they bounced back to beat Tonga. He was also a part of Italy’s disappointing showing in the 2017 World Cup.

    Makinson made his debut for England off the bench in the mid-year Test in Denver, and was then called into Wayne Bennett’s starting team for the end of year series against the Kiwis, where he has starred.

    The announcement was met with mixed response on social media.


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    Even though they coincidentally seem to pick who was the best player in the year, they like to say it's who was the best player in international games.
     

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