Burgess Nominated for Golden Boot Award

Rabbitohs international Sam Burgess has been nominated for the prestigious Golden Boot award for season 2013, it was announced today.


Burgess had a blockbusting season for the Rabbitohs and followed it up with numerous starring performances for England in the World Cup.


Burgess is one of five NRL stars to be nominated by international media representatives, which unbelievably does not include Rabbitohs fullback and Queensland and Australian superstar Greg Inglis.


Other nominees for the Golden Boot award include Australia's Cameron Smith, Cooper Cronk and Johnathan Thurston, New Zealand's Sonny Bill Williams and Scotland's Danny Brough who plays in the English Super League.


Rugby League World magazine runs the award and editor Gareth Walker told NRL.com: "We feel that the shortlist accurately reflects the players that have made the biggest impact in 2013, primarily on the international scene, which is what the Golden Boot judges are asked to consider first and foremost."


"Each of those six players had outstanding World Cup campaigns and were vital in their side's respective performances during the tournament.


"Further than that, each made a significant impact at domestic level during 2013, which will also be considered by the panel of judges."


Judges will vote on a five-points, three-points, one-point basis to award the Golden Boot for 2013.