The NRL has announced the 2017 NYC Team of the Year at this morning’s finals series launch in Sydney.
The team contains six players from Cronulla’s dominant minor premiership winning side, with their head coach John Morris named coach of the year.
North Queensland’s Kalyn Ponga joins a list of 10 others to have been named in back-to-back Team of the Year sides. He is one of four players in the side to have played NRL in 2017.
2017 NYC Team of the Year
1 Kalyn Ponga (North Queensland Cowboys)
2 Sione Katoa (Cronulla Sharks)
3 Jesse Ramien (Cronulla Sharks)
4 Phillip Sami (Gold Coast Titans)
5 Greg Leleisiuao (Parramatta Eels)
6 AJ Brimson (Gold Coast Titans)
7 Kyle Flanagan (Cronulla Sharks)
8 Patrick Carrigan (Brisbane Broncos)
9 Wayde Egan (Penrith Panthers)
10 Payne Haas (Brisbane Broncos)
11 Briton Nikora (Cronulla Sharks)
12 Jake Murchie (Canberra Raiders)
13 Billy Magoulias (Cronulla Sharks)
14 Victor Radley (Sydney Roosters)
15 Blayke Brailey (Cronulla Sharks)
16 Reed Izzard (Penrith Panthers)
17 Jake Clifford (North Queensland Cowboys)
Coach: John Morris (Cronulla Sharks)