League: Honour for young Warrior

Siuatonga Likiliki has scored 17 tries in 20 matches this year for the Junior Warriors. Photo / Brett Phibbs
Siuatonga Likiliki has scored 17 tries in 20 matches this year for the Junior Warriors. Photo / Brett Phibbs

New Zealand Warriors centre Siuatonga Likiliki has made it into the National Rugby League under-20s competition's team of the year for the second successive season.

He is the only Warrior in the Toyota Cup selection named by the NRL today.

Likiliki has scored 17 tries in 20 matches this year for the Junior Warriors, who are second on the points table going into the final round of the regular season.

He has one NRL appearance to his name, against Parramatta in August last year.

Each member of the team of the year will receive a $A2000 ($NZ2500) education grant and the competition's player of the year will be named at the Dally M awards in Sydney next Tuesday.

Toyota Cup team of the year:

Dane Gagai (Brisbane), Kalifa Fai-Fai Loa (St George Illawarra), Dylan Farrell (South Sydney), Siuatonga Likiliki (New Zealand Warriors), Josh Mansour (South Sydney), Aidan Sezer (Canterbury-Bankstown), Sam Williams (Canberra), Tariq Sims (Brisbane), James Segeyaro (North Queensland), Andrew Clayton (Brisbane), Ryan James (Gold Coast), Sam Mataora (Canberra), Ethan Cook (Newcastle).

Interchange - Brad Murray (Sydney Roosters), Dale Finucane (Canterbury-Bankstown), Matt Hyland (Wests Tigers), Lama Tasi (Manly Sea Eagles).

- NZPA

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