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Cook makes World XIII

South Sydney Rabbitohs hooker Damien Cook has been selected in 2018's World XIII.

After a fantastic season, which saw Cook selected for both NSW and Australia as well as being named Dally M Hooker of the Year and awarded the George Piggins Medal, Cook's achievements have been recognised on Worldwide stage.

The World XIII is a team selected by 11 journalists, where each judge picks their top five favourite players from each position.

The first player picked receives five points, which then goes all the way to down to the fifth selection, who receives one point.

Cook is one of seven Australians to the make the team, with three players from England, two from Tonga and one from New Zealand joining them.

To see the full World XIII and the World ratings, check it out below.

2018 World XIII

1. James Tedesco (Australia)

2. Tommy Makinson (England)

3. Latrell Mitchell (Australia)

4. Joseph Manu (New Zealand)

5. Valentine Holmes (Australia)

6. Luke Keary (Australia)

7. Cooper Cronk (Australia)

8. Luke Thompson (England)

9. Damien Cook (Australia)

10. Andrew Fifita (Tonga)

11. Boyd Cordner (Australia)

12. Elliott Whitehead (England)

13. Jason Taumalolo (Tonga)

World ratings


1. James Tedesco

2. Roger Tuivasa-Sheck

3. Dallin Watene-Zelezniak

4. Billy Slater

5. Kalyn Ponga


1. Tommy Makinson

2. Valentine Holmes

3. Josh Addo-Carr

4. David Fusitu'a

5. Blake Ferguson


1. Latrell Mitchell

2. Joseph Manu

3. Esan Marsters

4. Joey Leilua

5. Mark Percival


1. Luke Keary

2. Cameron Munster

3. Gareth Widdop

4. Shaun Johnson

5. James Maloney


1. Cooper Cronk

2. Kodi Nikorima

3. Daly Cherry-Evans

4. Nathan Cleary

5. Johnathan Thurston


1. Luke Thompson

2. Andrew Fifita

3. Siosiua Taukeiaho

4. James Graham = Jesse Bromwich


1. Damien Cook

2. James Roby

3. Cameron Smith

4. Josh Hodgson

5. Issac Luke


1. Boyd Cordner

2. Elliott Whitehead

3. John Bateman

4. Tyson Frizell

5. Tevita Pangai Jnr


1. Jason Taumalolo

2. Sam Burgess

3. Jake Trbojevic

4. Sean O'Loughlin

5. Adam Blair = Luke Thompson

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