Cameron Munster and Justin Olam have been named in The Rugby League Players Association (RLPA) The Players’ Dream Team for the 2022 NRL season, as voted by the players.
The 2022 Players’ Dream Team for the NRL competition is:
Fullback: James Tedesco
Wingers: Joseph Sua'ali'i & Daniel Tupou Centres: Joseph Manu & Justin Olam Five-Eighth: Cameron Munster
Halfback: Ben Hunt
Props: James Fisher-Harris & Joseph Tapine Hooker: Api Koroisau
Second Rowers: Jeremiah Nanai & Isaiah Papali’i Lock: Cameron Murray
Cameron Munster joins Nathan Cleary and Cameron Smith on three appearances with his selection in 2022.
Justin Olam continues his rich vein of form and respect from fellow retaining his place in the XIII after featuring on the 2021 Dream Team.
Clint Newton, the CEO of the RLPA, praised the 13 players from the NRL who were chosen by their fellow players to feature in the 2022 Dream Team:
“All throughout 2022, we’ve watched in awe as NRL players continued to deliver great athleticism, skill, grit and physicality for their clubs and fans. This year, the players’ performances have been of the highest calibre and the quality of the games has been unbelievable.
“The Players’ Awards is all about rivalries meeting respect. The players will battle away on the field, but they all have a massive amount of genuine respect for each other. It’s the hardest game in the world to play, and none of the players forget that because they live it every day. With an abundance of talent to choose from, it certainly wouldn’t have been easy for the players to pick their best 13.
“The RLPA congratulates all thirteen players for being voted into the Dream Team by their fellow players. It’s a massive honour to earn such respect from your peers and be chosen as the best player in your position for that NRL season.