6 Tackles: Second-rows of 2013

Boyd Cordner

Cordner capped off a superb breakthrough season with NRL champions Sydney Roosters, and New South Wales, by being called up to Australia‘s World Cup squad. He made his debut against Fiji in the group stage and also appeared against Ireland.

Liam Farrell

Wigan-born Farrell has always given everything in Cherry and White, and 2013 was no different. Winning the double will have meant a lot to him, and he has developed into a player capable of winning many more trophies for both club and country.

Brett Ferres

2013 saw Ferres in the form of his life and he deservedly earnt a place in the England World Cup side. He was often impossible to stop close to the line, as shown by his return of 19 tries in 35 appearances for League Leaders Huddersfield.

Harrison Hansen

One of Wigan’s hardest workers and tacklers, Hansen was another player vital to the Warriors’ Challenge Cup and Super League success. He will be sorely missed at the DW Stadium, as Salford have snapped him up ahead of the 2014 season.

Josh Papalii

Papalii’s decision to choose Australia over New Zealand was justified as he was selected for the Kangaroos’ World Cup winning squad. This came after he had also made his State of Origin debut for Queensland earlier in the year, not bad for a 21-year-old.

Sonny Bill Williams

S.B.W returned to rugby league with immediate success, and his superstardom grew with every match during Sydney RoostersNRL winning campaign. The RLIF Player of the Year then played his part for New Zealand as they finished runners-up in the World Cup.

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