2 football trophies awarded to the best players in each country on the global stage, a new award for the country where they played.
This year, a national champion was crowned for Australia.
The AFL’s Kangaroos took home the inaugural Rugby League World Cup trophy in Auckland, New Zealand, and the NRL’s Stormers earned the NRL trophy for taking down the Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs in Sydney.
Here are the Rugby League Awards 2018:Brisbane Lions-The Lions were a wildcard in the NRL, finishing last in their inaugural season and the last undefeated team to win the tournament.
The Lions were also the first team to make the finals in the inaugural edition, beating the Western Bulldogs by a single point.
Their success this season, and their incredible start to the 2018 season, will continue to influence the sport.AAP/ABC