Wests Tigers players Te Maire Martin and Manaia Cherrington have been named in the 2014 Holden Cup Team of the Year.

Te Maire Martin was named as the side's five-eighth, while Manaia Cherrington was selected as hooker.

The two Wests Tigers players join Under 20's representatives from eight other clubs in the 2014 Team of the Year.

Martin said that he was thrilled to be named in the team and that it had come as a surprise.

"I'm stoked actually," said Martin. "I only recently found out that we had been nominated for the team and then next minute we're in the team. At the start of the year I was stoked to be selected in Wests Tigers' Under 20's team, to now make it into the Team of the Year is great."

Cherrington said it was great to be named alongside his Wests Tigers teammate.

"Te Maire and I are pretty close on and off the field so it's a massive honour for the two of us to make it together and hopefully we can go on and play first grade one day, that's the big dream," said Cherrington.

Martin and Cherrington have featured heavily in Wests Tigers' Holden Cup side this year, with the team looking for a strong performance against the Sharks this Saturday to prepare them for the finals series.

 

The official Holden Cup Team of the Year is:

No.

Position

Player Name

Club

Work/study

1

Fullback

Jake Mamo

Knights

Certificate 4 Small Business Traineeship

2

Wing

Valentine Holmes

Sharks

Warehouse Assistant / Certificate 3/4 Fitness

3

Centre

Sione Mata'utia

Knights

Certificate 4 Small Business Traineeship

4

Centre

Brendan Elliot

Roosters

Hospitality - Easts Leagues Club

5

Wing

Nene Macdonald

Roosters

Fulltime Training Squad - Roosters

6

Five-Eighth

Te Maire Martin

Tigers

Telecommunications Trades Assistant

7

Half-Back

Drew Hutchison

Dragons

Bachelor of Physical and Health Education

8

Prop

Andy Saunders

Panthers

Advanced Certificate of Nutrition

9

Hooker

Manaia Cherrington

Tigers

Scaffolding / Certificate 4 in Fitness

10

Prop

Sam Lisone

Warriors

Self Employed - Mentor/Coaching in Schools

11

Second-row

Nelson Asofa-Solomona

Storm

Warehouse Labouring - Silk Contract logistics

12

Second-row

Tepai Moeroa

Eels

Certificate 4 Youth Work - Tafe

13

Lock

Willis Meehan

Roosters

Fulltime Training Squad - Roosters

14

Interchange

Danny Levi

Knights

Storeman - Hunter Pods

15

Interchange

Joseph Tapine

Knights

Certificate 4 Small Business Traineeship

16

Interchange

Addin Fonua-Blake

Dragons

Meat Packer - Aust Wholsale Meat / Cert 3/4 Fitness

17

Interchange

Kane Elgey

Titans

Landscape Gardener

 

Coach

Mick Crawley

Knights