Six Kiwis up for NZRL Player of the year.

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Six players from the World Cup-winning Pirtek Kiwis are vying for the International Player of the Year accolade to be announced at the 2008 New Zealand Rugby League Awards in Auckland on Sunday.

All six along with 16 of their World Cup team-mates and management will be together for the awards event, which will be televised live by Sky Sport from the Otahuhu Rugby League Club (starting at 12 noon).

The finalists are divided evenly between backs and forwards although back rower Simon Mannering - the Vodafone Warriors