Kikau makes NRL Team of the Year

Kikau makes NRL Team of the Year

By Navitalai Naivalurua
Tuesday 28/09/2021
Fiji Bati and Penrith Panthers second-rower Viliame Kikau has made the NRL Team of the Year. [Photo: Penrith Panthers]

Fiji Bati and Penrith Panthers second-rower Viliame Kikau has made the NRL Team of the Year.

He is one of six members of the Panthers team that made Team of the Year.

Others include prop James Fisher-Harris, lock Isaah Yeo, winger Brian To’o and centre Matt Burton joining Nathan Cleary at halfback.

Manly Sea Eagles fullback Tom Trbojevic was crowned the 2021 Dally M Medal winner in Brisbane last night.

The 24-year-old became the first Sea Eagles player to win the award since Matt Orford in 2008.

The Sea Eagles star polled 35 points, ahead of Penrith Panthers halfback Nathan Cleary who had 30 points and Cody Walker with 29 points.

The NRL the Grand Final between the Rabbitohs and the Panthers will be held at 8.30pm Sunday at Suncorp Stadium.

The full list of winners is:

Dally M Player of the Year – Tom Trbojevic – Manly Warringah Sea Eagles

Prop – Payne Haas – Brisbane Broncos

Prop – James Fisher-Harris – Penrith Panthers

Second Row – Viliame Kikau – Penrith Panthers

Second Row – Isaiah Papali’i – Parramatta Eels

Lock – Isaah Yeo – Penrith Panthers

Winger – Brian To’o – Penrith Panthers

Winger – Reuben Garrick – Manly Warringah Sea Eagles

Centre – Matt Burton – Penrith Panthers

Centre – Justin Olam – Melbourne Storm

Five-Eighth – Cody Walker – South Sydney Rabbitohs

Halfback – Nathan Cleary – Penrith Panthers

Hooker – Brandon Smith – Melbourne Storm

Fullback – Tom Trbojevic – Manly Warringah Sea Eagles

Rookie of the Year – Sam Walker – Sydney Roosters

Captain of the Year – James Tedesco – Sydney Roosters

Coach of the Year – Craig Bellamy – Melbourne Storm

Top Points Scorer – Reuben Garrick – Manly Warringah Sea Eagles

Top Try Scorer (Ken Irvine Medal) – Alex Johnston – South Sydney Rabbitohs

Peter Frilingos Headline Moment: Melbourne Storm’s 19-match winning streak

Provan-Summons – Josh Morris – Sydney Roosters

DrinkWise Try of the Year: Tom Trbojevic (Manly Warringah Sea Eagles)

YOUI Tackle of the Year: Xavier Coates (Brisbane Broncos)

VB Hardest Working Player of the Year: Isaiah Papali’i (Parramatta Eels)

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