Jesse Bromwich has been acknowledged by his fellow players for an outstanding season.
Bromwich the claimed the New Zealand Representative Player award at the Rugby League Players’ Association awards night, judged by his peers.
The 27-year-old solidified his place as arguably the best prop in the world this year, averaging 146 metres per game.
He was the leader of Storm’s forward pack, which was a driving force behind the Club winning the 2016 Minor Premiership.
Bromwich also took a significant step up at representative level, when he was named captain of New Zealand in May.
It is the first time Bromwich has won the award in his career.
Thunderbolts player Ben Nakubuwai was also named in the NYC Academic Team of the Year after completing a Bachelor of Exercise Science.