Two of the Rabbitohs’ 2017 recruits have been named in the Holden Cup Team of the Year today, with Robert Jennings selected in the centres and Tyrell Fuimaono on the interchange bench.
Both Jennings and Fuimaono will team up with the Rabbitohs for the 2017 pre-season before pushing for selection in the pre-season trial matches ahead of round one of next year’s competition.
The team was announced at today’s 2016 NRL Telstra Premiership Finals Series Launch at Allianz Stadium.
The 2016 Holden Cup Team of the Year is:
Fullback – Kalyn Ponga (Cowboys) – Bachelor of Education, JCU
Wing – Gideon Gela-Mosby (Cowboys) – Cert IV in Youth Work
Centre – Robert Jennings (Panthers) – Cert III in Career Orientated Participation
Centre – Nick Cotric (Raiders) – HSC Erindale College
Wing – Joseph Manu (Roosters) – Cert III in Career Orientated Participation
Five-eighth – Tyrone May (Panthers) – Diploma in Social Science, Counselling
Halfback – Troy Dargan (Eels) – Bachelor of Business and Property Management, WSU
Prop – Alex Twal (Eels) – Bachelor of Business and Commerce
Hooker – Brandon Smith (Cowboys) – Labourer
Prop – Oliver Clark (Panthers) – Bachelor of Physiotherapy, ACU
Second row – Luciano Leilua (Dragons) – Labourer
Second row – Jaydn Su’A (Broncos) – Bachelor of Secondary Education, QUT
Lock – Nat Butcher (Roosters) – Diploma of Financial Planning
Interchange – Jayden Brailey (Sharks) – Bachelor of Exercise and Sports Science, ACU
Interchange – Matthew Dufty (Dragons) – Cert III in Community Recreation
Interchange – Tyrell Fuimaono (Eels) – Bachelor of Business and Commerce, WSU
Interchange – Dylan Edwards (Panthers) – Bachelor of Health and Science
Coach – Cameron Ciraldo (Panthers)