10 Nov 2015

Tuivasa-Sheck up for world award

9:04 am on 10 November 2015

Kiwis and Warriors fullback Roger Tuivasa-Sheck is one of three nominees for rugby league's world Player of the Year award.

New Zealand's Roger Tuivasa-Sheck makes a break.

New Zealand's Roger Tuivasa-Sheck makes a break. Photo: PHOTOSPORT

Tuivasa-Sheck is up against Dally M medal winner and two-time Golden Boot recipient Jonathan Thurston and Leeds Rhinos and England fullback Zak Hardaker.

The Golden Boot award, won by the Warriors Shaun Johnson last year, is handed out annually by the Rugby League World magazine at the end of the year.

Tuivasa-Sheck helped the Sydney Roosters to the NRL minor premiership and he was named the Dally M fullback of the year.

The 22-year-old, who is on the Kiwis tour of England, will play for the Warriors next year.

Thurston, who kicked the golden point field goal that saw the Cowboys beat Brisbane in one of the most memorable grand finals in years, is aiming to become the first man to win the award three times having been crowned the world's best player in 2011 and 2013.

Hardaker has also been named on a three-man short-list for the award after helping the Rhinos win the Super League grand final agains Wigan.

The winner will be announced later this month.

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