Austbrokers Canberra CRC TOTY: Wingers

Continuing with our Team of the Year series, we take a look at the wingers.

Wingers: Jedidiah Simbiken (Queanbeyan Kangaroos) & Brendon Taueki (Queanbeyan Blues)

Having played only three Austbrokers Canberra CRC matches before this season, Simbiken burst onto the scene in 2017.

Not daunted by the step up in competition, the  19-year-old speedster forged a habit of scoring plenty of length of the field tries as he managed to score 14 tries from as many games.

Having enjoyed success for the Kangaroos this season, Simbiken was a part of the successful Monaro side in this year’s U23’s Country Championships and was duly rewarded with a place in the Country U23’s Representative side.

Taueki on the other hand was playing his first season in the Austbrokers Canberra CRC as part of a contingent of Queanbeyan Blues players who joined from rugby union backgrounds.

Although Taueki hadn’t played rugby league in Canberra for over a decade, it didn’t take long for him to find his feet in the competition.

The 26 year old scored 16 tries and proved to be a handy reserve kicker for the Blues with three goals during the season.

Contenders: Jayden Pollard (Tuggeranong Bushrangers), Dominic Stephens (Goulburn Workers Bulldogs), Jesse Collins (Yass Magpies)

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