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Duo Named World’s Best

Golden Boot winner Tommy Makinson and Luke Thompson have been named as the best winger and prop in the world respectively.

The duo were selected in the annual World XIII, printed in Friday’s Rugby League World Magazine.

They join seven other players in the ’13’ for the first time.

James Roby was named as the best hooker in England with Mark Percival the best centre in Super League.

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:

FULLBACKS: 1 James Tedesco, 2 Roger Tuivasa-Sheck, 3 Dallin Watene-Zelezniak, 4 Billy Slater, 5 Kalyn Ponga
WINGERS: 1 Tommy Makinson, 2 Valentine Holmes, 3 Josh Addo-Carr, 4 David Fusitu’a, 5 Blake Ferguson
CENTRES: 1 Latrell Mitchell, 2 Joseph Manu, 3 Esan Marsters, 4 Joey Leilua, 5 Mark Percival
STAND-OFFS: 1 Luke Keary, 2 Cameron Munster, 3 Gareth Widdop, 4 Shaun Johnson, 5 James Maloney
SCRUM-HALVES: 1 Cooper Cronk, 2 Kodi Nikorima, 3 Daly Cherry-Evans, 4 Nathan Cleary, 5 Johnathan Thurston
PROPS: 1 Luke Thompson, 2 Andrew Fifita, 3 Sio Siua Taukeiaho, 4= James Graham & Jesse Bromwich
HOOKERS: 1 Damien Cook, 2 James Roby, 3 Cameron Smith, 4 Josh Hodgson, 5 Issac Luke
SECOND-ROWERS: 1 Boyd Cordner, 2 Elliott Whitehead, 3 John Bateman, 4 Tyson Frizell, 5 Tevita Pangai Jnr
LOOSE FORWARDS: 1 Jason Taumalolo, 2 Sam Burgess, 3 Jake Trbojevic, 4 Sean O’Loughlin, 5= Adam Blair & Luke Thompson

The Voting:

For the first time, supporters were asked to vote in the World XIII. Eleven journalists selected their top five players in each position. Five points is given to their top pick, all the way down to one point for their fifth choice. The twelfth vote was a combined effort of the members of the TotalRL.com Fans’ Forum.

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