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Kangaroos fullback James Tedesco.

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.

Broncos hooker Brittany Breayley.
Broncos hooker Brittany Breayley. ©Gregg Porteous/NRL Photos

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 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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