Rugby league: Two Kiwis, one Tongan in line for Golden Boot award

Tonga's Siosiua Taukeiaho.
Tonga's Siosiua Taukeiaho. Photo credit: Getty

The shortlist for Rugby League's 2019 Golden Boot award has been trimmed to three and a front-rower or a non-tier one player could win for the first time.

Kiwis pair Roger Tuivasa-Sheck and Jared Waerea-Hargreaves, along with Tonga star (and former NZ Kiwi) Siosiua Taukeiaho, are the final three players still in the running.

The award recognises the best player in the international game over the past 12 months. 

With Australia playing just two tests in the voting period - a win over New Zealand and a loss to the Tonga Invitational side - none of their players have made the final cut.

Saturday's clash between Great Britain and Papua New Guinea is the final men's international in the voting period, but no player from either nation is in contention to make a late push.

The winner will be announced on Sunday.

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