Rugby League Golden Boot: Tom Burgess, Victor Radley & George Williams in running for international award




England trio Tom Burgess, Victor Radley and George Williams are in the running for rugby league’s Golden Boot as international player of the year.


According to BBC Sports, A 19-man longlist also includes Australia trio Josh Addo-Carr, Harry Grant and Cameron Munster.

New Zealand’s Joey Manu and Samoa’s Joseph Suaalii have also impressed during the World Cup, helping their teams reach this weekend’s semi-finals.

The winner will be announced next Tuesday in Manchester.

Canterbury Bulldogs winger Addo-Carr needs one more try at this year’s World Cup to equal the tournament record of 12 set by team-mate Valentine Holmes in 2017.

Samoa pair Jarome Luai and Brian To’o are also nominated after helping Penrith Panthers win the NRL Grand Final.

Defending champions Australia will face New Zealand in the last four on Friday (19:45 GMT) while hosts England play Samoa on Saturday (14:30).

A panel of leading journalists and commentators from Australia, England and New Zealand finalised the longlist after the World Cup group matches.


Men’s Golden Boot longlist:

Josh Addo-Carr (Australia), Tom Burgess (England), Ben Garcia (France), Harry Grant (Australia), Jahrome Hughes (New Zealand), Edwin Ipape (Papua New Guinea), Keaon Koloamatangi (Tonga), Jarome Luai (Samoa), Joey Manu (New Zealand), Mitchell Moses (Lebanon), Cameron Munster (Australia), Victor Radley (England), Joran Schoenmaker (Netherlands), Brandon Smith (New Zealand), Jaydn Su’a (Samoa), Joseph Suaalii (Samoa), Brian To’o (Samoa), Sunia Turuva (Fiji), George Williams (England).

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