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Why?

 

Because he hasn't been as good as Gallen or O'Loughlin imo.

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What is the criteria for International player of the year when we already have the Golden Boot for supposedly the best player in the world?

As far as I'm aware the voting for the RLIF awards doesn't take into account performances in the World Cup.

 

The Golden Boot does.

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Because he hasn't been as good as Gallen or O'Loughlin imo.

or simon mannering

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As far as I'm aware the voting for the RLIF awards doesn't take into account performances in the World Cup.

 

The Golden Boot does.

Cheers.

Still don't understand why SBW won it though! Cooper Cronk won Dally M didnt he? Baring in mind SBW doesn't have SoO to boost his claim and World Cup performances don't count why is he rated above Cooper Cronk in November but wasn't in October?

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SBW is a very good player and had a very good year, but there is no way he has been the best player either in the NRL or Internationally. It just looks to me its gone to him because of who he is rather than what he has done compared to others. And if as Mr Sadler seems to think that the award doesnt include the WC games, then it only tells half the story. The NRL and SL already have their own awards. The RLIF should be for all International games in the year.

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If Shaun Wane had left Wigan this year to take over the Roosters and led them from 13th (2012) to win the competition and Trent Robinson had taken over at Wigan and won 2 major trophies. Who would be worthy of coach of the year? Shaun Wane has done well - but Wigan were expected to be in the mix TBF.

No, we weren't. Wire were hot favourites. Some tipped us to miss out on the 8.

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If Shaun Wane had left Wigan this year to take over the Roosters and led them from 13th (2012) to win the competition and Trent Robinson had taken over at Wigan and won 2 major trophies. Who would be worthy of coach of the year? Shaun Wane has done well - but Wigan were expected to be in the mix TBF.

Cannot disagree more.

Wigan lost Gareth Hock, Tommy Leuleuai, Brett Finch, Jeff Lima, George Carmont, Paul Prescott and Stuart Fielden in the off season of 2012. They were huge parts in the Wigan team and they were all replaced arguably by worse players. Wigan were not expected to be anywhere near the top, I predicted it would be a transition season for them which would enable their star studded youngsters to get some experience.

The fact he won both trophies with the squad he had is one hell of an achievement. It was significantly weaker than Leeds' and Wires and arguably Hulls and St Helens'.

Yes Trent Robinson took a side from 13th to top, but did you see the players he had at his disposal? Anthony Minnichello, Sonny Bill Williams, Roger Tuivesa Sheck, Jared Waera Hargreaves, James Maloney, Mitchell Pearces, Boyd Cordner, Michael Jennings. They are all world class players. Anyone with a squad that talented could get them to perform well.

Not slating Trent Robinson, but Wanes achievements far exceed his.

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Cannot disagree more.

Wigan lost Gareth Hock, Tommy Leuleuai, Brett Finch, Jeff Lima, George Carmont, Paul Prescott and Stuart Fielden in the off season of 2012. They were huge parts in the Wigan team and they were all replaced arguably by worse players. Wigan were not expected to be anywhere near the top, I predicted it would be a transition season for them which would enable their star studded youngsters to get some experience.

The fact he won both trophies with the squad he had is one hell of an achievement. It was significantly weaker than Leeds' and Wires and arguably Hulls and St Helens'.

Yes Trent Robinson took a side from 13th to top, but did you see the players he had at his disposal? Anthony Minnichello, Sonny Bill Williams, Roger Tuivesa Sheck, Jared Waera Hargreaves, James Maloney, Mitchell Pearces, Boyd Cordner, Michael Jennings. They are all world class players. Anyone with a squad that talented could get them to perform well.

Not slating Trent Robinson, but Wanes achievements far exceed his.

Paul Prescott and Stuart Fielden!!! How did you cope?

In all seriousness Shaun Wane did a great job! Has any SL coach won the award?

Surely the Rugby League International Federation awards should be based on internationals and leave SL and NRL to do there own awards!

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Because he hasn't been as good as Gallen or O'Loughlin imo.

 

Well, I can't comment on O'Loughlin not having watched SL, but Gallen spent a lot of 2013 injured. Parker was Brisbane's best player all year, fairly comfortably, and was voted as such by both his peers and coaching staff. He was also QLD's best forward in the most competitive series in years.

 

O'Loughlin must have had an amazing, injury/suspension free year if you're "surprised" that Parker won.

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