Brooks named RLPA Rookie of the Year
Wed 17th September, 08:44AM
Wests Tigers halfback Luke Brooks has been voted by his peers as the 2014 Rookie of the Year at the Rugby League Players Association Awards on Tuesday night.
The Holy Cross junior, who played 21 games in his first full season of first-grade, won the award ahead of Paul Carter (Gold Coast Titans) and Pauli Pauli (Parramatta Eels).
Despite making his first-grade debut in Round 25, 2013 against the St. George-Illawarra Dragons, Brooks is still eligible to receive the Rookie of the Year Award in 2014 as he played less than three first-grade games in his debut season of 2013.
Brooks was nominated for the NYC Holden Cup Player of the Year by the RLPA in 2013, and was also named at halfback in the 2013 NYC Holden Cup Team of the Year.
Full winners at this year’s RLPA Awards are listed below.
RLPA Player’s Player Medal — Jonathan Thurston (Cowboys)
RLPA Rookie of the Year — Luke Brooks (Wests Tigers)
RLPA NYC Player of the Year — Sione Mata’utia (Knights)
Australian Representative Player of the Year — Johnathan Thurston (Cowboys)
New Zealand Representative Player of the Year — Shaun Johnson (Warriors)
Rest of the World Representative Player of the Year — Anthony Milford (Raiders)
RLPA Milestone Awards — John Morris, Brent Kite, Anthony Minichiello
RLPA Chairman’s Award: International Debutants — Andrew Fifita (Sharks), Boyd Cordner (Roosters), Matt Gillett (Roosters), Josh Papalii (Raiders), Roger Tuivasa-Sheck (Roosters), Sam Moa (Roosters), Peta Hiku (Sea Eagles), Isaac John (Panthers), Ben Henry (Warriors), Siliva Havili (Warriors), Martin Taupau (Wests Tigers)
Well done Brooksy and well done Marty on your awards…