Teuila Fotu-Moala of the Kiwi Ferns has today been announced the best player in the 2017 women’s Rugby League World Cup, for her standout efforts in each of her games.

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The award was announced today at the World Cup Grand Final Lunch by RLIF Chief Executive David Collier, after Monday’s announcement that the finalists were Jillaroos star Ali Brigginshaw, and New Zealand teammates Honey Hireme and Teuila Fotu-Moala.

Fotu-Moala has had an outstanding World Cup so far, making the second most post-contact metres, third most run metres and line break assists and fifth most tackles. With these being such crucial statistics, she has greatly boosted her team and earlier in the year was announced the 2017 Kiwi Ferns player of the year.

With today being the star forwards 24th birthday, the award will be even more significant for the second rower, who has left her mark in the history of women’s rugby league.