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Benji, Slater head league award hopefuls

09/11/2010 12:49:30 AM Comments (0)

Benji Marshall and Billy Slater are among six players to be shortlisted for the Rugby League World Golden Boot award.

Kiwi and Wests Tigers star Marshall and Australian and Melbourne fullback Slater are joined by fellow NRL players Paul Gallen (Cronulla), Shaun Kenny-Dowall (Sydney Roosters) and Sam Thaiday (Brisbane) while James Graham (St Helens) is the sole English contender.

The winner will be chosen by a vote carried out after the Four Nations final on Saturday by an international panel of experts including journalists, broadcasters, former coaches and players.

The result will be revealed on December 3.

Slater is the only previous winner on this year's shortlist having earned the Golden Boot in 2008.

Another player may be added to the list after the Four Nations decider between Australia and New Zealand.

The award was founded in 1985 by the British magazine Open Rugby and is now run by Rugby League World Magazine.

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