Rabbitohs Premiership winners, Greg Inglis and Sam Burgess, have been nominated for the prestigious 2014 Rugby League World Golden Boot on the back of a memorable 2014 for both players.
Both Inglis and Burgess were named among an impressive group of six players from Australia, England and New Zealand, including; Jessie Bromwich, James Graham, Shaun Johnson and Johnathan Thurston.
The selection of Burgess among the six nominees is particularly impressive, given that the focus for nominations and the judging panel includes a hefty international element.
Burgess last played a Test for England in 2013’s World Cup, but simply couldn’t be ignored for nomination based on his incredible 2014 season, coupled with Grand Final heroics that saw him play the full length of this year’s NRL decider with a badly broken cheek-bone and eye-socket – picking up the coveted Clive Churchill medal in the process.
Burgess also picked up a swag of awards at this year’s Red and Green Ball, including the George Piggins Medal for Best and Fairest.
Inglis was among the Rabbitohs’ best again in 2014, with the Origin and Test representative playing an integral role at all levels of the game – picking up a memorable Grand Final try, while also grabbing four-pointers in each of Australia’s pool matches in the recent Four Nations tournament.
The South Sydney Rabbitohs would like to congratulate both Sam and Greg on their nominations.
The 2014 Nominees for the Rugby League World Golden Boot are: