Rugby League World magazine's Team of the Year

No Kiwis in Rugby League World XIII for the first time in six years

Auckland-born Tonga star Jason Taumalolo made the cut for a second consecutive year, but it was the first time since 2011 that the Kiwis were not represented in the English magazine's all-star side.

Taumalolo, the North Queensland Cowboys loose forward, and Australian captain and hooker Cameron Smith were the only players to receive maximum votes from the judging panel – 12 rugby league journalists evenly spread between the northern and southern hemispheres.