Radradra named in World XIII
Dyldam Parramatta Eels winger Semi Radradra has been named in the World XIII by a 28-strong panel featuring writers and former winners for the award overnight.
Radradra made the World XIII line up for the first time, which caps off an an incredible season for the winger, which also includes being named the Dally M Winger of the Year and top try-scorer for 2015.
World XIII: Roger Tuivasa-Sheck (New Zealand); Semi Radradra (Fiji), Kallum Watkins (England), James Roberts (Australia), Jermaine McGillvary (England); Anthony Milford (Samoa), Johnathan Thurston (Australia); Jesse Bromwich (New Zealand), Cameron Smith (Australia), Matt Scott (Australia), Josh Jackson (Australia), Boyd Cordner (Australia), Corey Parker (Australia).
The Fijian flyer scored 24 tries in just 18 games in 2015, breaking a 33-year-old club record of 23 tries in a season held by Eels Hall of Famer Steven Ella.
Radradra was also named Winger of the Year in 2014, and in 2015 was also presented with the Jack Gibson NRL Coaches' award at the Eels' annual Ken Thornett Medal night.
North Queensland halfback Johnathan Thurston claimed rugby league's Golden Boot award for a record third time last night, which was first presented in 1984 and was also won by Thurston in 2011 and 2013.
he 32-year-old, who led the Cowboys to a first NRL grand final triumph and won the Dally M medal for a record fourth time in 2015, beat off competition from New Zealand international Roger Tuivasa-Sheck and Leeds' England fullback Zak Hardaker.