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The 2014 Holden Cup Team of the Year has been named with the ladder leading Newcastle Knights featuring heavily with four players named in the side, as well as their coach Mick Crawley picking up top honour.
The announcement was made on Tuesday morning by NRL Director of Football Operations, Todd Greenberg at Rugby League Central. The team includes several players who have made their NRL debut's this season, Jake Mamo, Valentine Holmes, Sione Mata'utia, Brendan Elliott, Nene MacDonald, Tepai Moeroa and Joseph Tapine.
The Team of the Year is as follows:
Jake Mamo (Newcastle Knights)
Valentine Holmes (Cronulla Sharks)
Sione Mata'utia (Newcastle Knights)
Brendan Elliott (Sydney Roosters)
Nene MacDonald (Sydney Roosters)
Te Maire Martin (Wests Tigers)
Drew Hitchison (St. George Illawarra Dragons)
Andy Saunders (Penrith Panthers)
Manaia Cherrington (Wests Tigers)
Sam Lisone (New Zealand Warriors)
Nelson Asofa-Solomona (Melbourne Storm)
Tepai Moeroa (Parramatta Eels)
Willie Meehan (Sydney Roosters)
Daniel Levi (Newcastle Knights)
Joseph Tapine (Newcastle Knights)
Addin Fonua-Blake (St. George Illawarra Dragons)
Kane Elgey (Gold Coast Titans)
Coach of the Year: Mick Crawley (Newcastle Knights)