Slater wins Golden Boot Award

Australian Kangaroos and Melbourne Storm fullback Billy Slater has taken out rugby league's prestigious Golden Boot award.

The award was presented at the Rugby League Players' Association ceremony in Sydney. Slater also took out the RLPA's representative player of the year award.

Sydney Roosters skipper Braith Anasta was joint winner of the RLPA Players' Player of the year award, sharing the honour with Penrith Panthers captain Petero Civoniceva.

The eight players nominated for the award, in alphabetical order, were: Greg Inglis (Melbourne Storm and Australia); Brent Kite (Manly Sea Eagles and Australia); Benji Marshall (Wests Tigers and New Zealand); Jamie Peacock (Leeds Rhinos and Great Britain&Ireland); Billy Slater (Melbourne Storm and Australia); Cameron Smith (Melbourne Storm and Australia); Johnathan Thurston (North Queensland Cowboys and Australia); Manu Vatuvei (NZ Warriors and New Zealand).

Slater's team mate Cameron Smith took out the award in 2007.