SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - FEBRUARY 23: Billy Magoulias of the Sharks is tacked during the NRL Trial match between the Cronulla Sharks and the Manly Sea Eagles at Shark Park on February 23, 2019 in Sydney, Australia. (Photo by Jason McCawley/Getty Images)

The NSWRL has announced the 2019 Canterbury Cup NSW Team of the Year (TOTY).

The team of the year is chosen by expert media commentators and staff and recognises the most consistent players from NSW’s premier competition, which includes a combined total of seven players from last weekend’s grand finalists Newtown Jets and Wentworthville Magpies.

The Jets, who claimed the 2019 Canterbury Cup NSW premiership with a five-point triumph over the Magpies after finishing seventh, are represented by Grand Final Man of the Match William Kennedy, lock Billy Magoulias and replacements Jaimin Jolliffe and Scott Sorensen.

The Magpies are represented by winger Greg Leleisiuao and replacements Rhys Davies and Tim Mannah. Coach Rip Taylor was named Coach of the Year after his incredible performance to steer his side from eighth position into a spot in the Grand Final.

Canterbury Cup NSW Player of the Year and South Sydney captain Billy Britain was also named in the side, while minor premier St George Illawarra Dragons had four players selected in the team after they lost to the Jets in a Preliminary Final.

Canterbury Cup NSW Team of the Year

  1. William Kennedy (Newtown Jets)
  2. Mawene Hiroti (South Sydney Rabbitohs)
  3. Morgan Harper (Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs)
  4. Tristan Sailor (St George Illawarra Dragons)
  5. Greg Leleisiuao (Wentworthville Magpies)
  6. Connor Tracey (South Sydney Rabbitohs)
  7. Adam Clune (St George Illawarra Dragons)
  8. Lachlan Timm (St George Illawarra Dragons)
  9. Billy Brittain (South Sydney Rabbitohs) (c)
  10. Max Bailey (North Sydney Bears)
  11. Jackson Ford (St George Illawarra Dragons)
  12. William Burns (Penrith Panthers)
  13. Billy Magoulias (Newtown Jets)
  14. Rhys Davies (Wentworthville Magpies)
  15. Jaimin Jolliffe (Newtown Jets)
  16. Tim Mannah (Wentworthville Magpies)
  17. Scott Sorenson (Newtown Jets)

Coach: Rip Taylor (Wentworthville Magpies)


  1. Onya Billy. This bloke will probs take Gals spot nxt year. Billy put in the chip kick that won the game for the Jets, even after getting ripped at halftime by the coach who told him to stop kicking lol.

  2. Firstly Greg the winger listed at 5 he’s a beast. Unfortunately or him he’s behind Sivo and Ferguson. He deserves an opportunity somewhere.

    Secondly the dragons are hopeless they need to give game time to players like Timm and Ford. They are young, obviously well and it’s not like there’s heaps of players in their way.

  3. Well the word on the street is Timm had a disagreement with the Super Coach so his papers were marked no first grade this year. Whoever picks him up enjoy, he’s a keeper

  4. Do you see Clune as your starting halfback in first grade next year redv ? He was number 1 in try assists this year in Canterbury Cup.

  5. Clune deserves a move into the full time squad and a crack in the halves. Let’s hope super coach thinks so too. Got nothing to lose, would be keen and not overly expensive. I hope he gets a chance in 2020.

  6. Can’t believe we let Billy Britain, Connor Tracy n Hiroti GO very strange indeed – can any rabbitoh out there offer anything ??

  7. Oneeyedrabbit the answer is quite simple. The Clown old man Bennett is to busy buying second rate players who he believes are better than his reserve grade duds. If they were any good why is their career in 2nd grade?

    What use has Souths got of those players when Bennett earlier this year he went to England and purchased 36yr old Goodwin instead of developing Hiroti.

    Dud coach, Dud club who develop Dud players and transit into their team imported reject Duds who contribute to Souths choker tag that they have self developed

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