NRL.com's Team of the Four Nations
1. Greg Inglis (Australia)
After only playing half of the Kangaroos' first Test against the Kiwis, Inglis bounced back in a big way. The Rabbitohs fullback did more than enough to earn the No.1 jersey in our team after producing four tries, 11 tackle breaks, a line break assist and a tick under 100 metres per Test.
2. Jason Nightingale (New Zealand)
The Kiwi winger topped the try tally at the tournament with five and became the most prolific try-scorer in Four Nations history, bypassing former Dragons teammate Brett Morris with his 11th four-pointer. Nightingale also made eight tackle busts and the fifth-most metres in the tournament (493).
3. Michael Jennings (Australia)
The Roosters centre finally announced himself on the international stage with four solid performances for the Kangaroos. Jennings topped the tournament tackle-break tally with 24, scored two tries and averaged 113.5 metres per Test.
4. Dean Whare (New Zealand)
Despite having to return to Sydney before the Four Nations Final to be at the birth of his second child, Whare was able to return for New Zealand's victory to cap an impressive tournament. The Penrith centre came up with plenty of clutch plays, with four line-break assists (equal first in the tournament) and three try assists (equal second).
5. Ryan Hall (England)
The hard-running Englishman just pipped Manu Vatuvei to the second wing spot in our side. Hall, who certainly delivered in his three Tests, almost sent Australia crashing out of the tournament after just missing out on a last-gasp try in England's close loss to the Aussies in Melbourne. His three tries, five line breaks, 18 tackle breaks and 118 metres per Test had plenty asking why the 26-year-old isn't playing in the NRL.
6. Daly Cherry-Evans (Australia)
Usually accustomed to excelling in the halfback jumper for Manly, Cherry-Evans took over from Johnathan Thurston at five-eighth with flying colours. Despite injuring his hip in the early stages of the tournament, Cherry-Evans' running game still fired when necessary – producing two try assists and 10 tackle breaks.
7. Shaun Johnson (New Zealand)
The Warriors halfback racked up the most points in the tournament, won the Man of the Match in the final, scored two scintillating tries and set up two others in equally amazing fashion, broke 17 tackles and kicked the only 40/20 across all seven games. Enough said.
8. Jesse Bromwich (New Zealand)
To say the Storm front-rower solidified his place as New Zealand's premier prop is an understatement. A huge factor in their success, Bromwich topped the tournament for offloads (13) and produced 112 tackles and 13 tackle breaks. Above all, he punched out the second-most metres (596 metres) of any player, and easily the most of any forward, at an average of 149 per Test.
9. Daryl Clark (England)
The reigning Super League Man of the Steel edged out Australian captain Cameron Smith for the hooking berth in a promising showing from the 21-year-old. Sharing the hooking role with Canberra recruit Josh Hodgson for England's first two Tests, Clark made the role his own against New Zealand, proving he is one for the future. Finished with a try assist, two line breaks, 232 metres and nine tackle breaks in three games.
10. James Graham (England)
The British Bulldog was relatively quiet in the Four Nations compared to his late-season NRL form for Canterbury, but it didn't stop him from producing solid numbers. His 116 tackles (seventh tournament-wide) and 119.7 metres per Test kept opposition sides busy.
11. Simon Mannering (New Zealand)
The Kiwis captain again proved why he is one of the world's most complete rugby league players. Besides his two try assists (equal third in the tournament), Mannering produced the third-most tackles (129) and the eighth-most metres (472) – averaging 118m per game.
12. Greg Bird (Australia)
Bird's aggressive touch didn't go unnoticed for the Australians. In a Kangaroos team lacking experience, the Titans captain and veteran rep star stood out with the sixth most metres in the tournament (488) plus a try assist and 13 tackle breaks.
13. Josh McGuire (Samoa)
After seemingly missing out on Kangaroos selection by the skin of his teeth, McGuire threw on the Samoan colours with great effect. In three Tests, the usual Broncos prop split his time at lock and hooker, coming up with 122 tackles (fourth most in the tournament), two try assists (equal third), nine tackle breaks and 112.7 metres per match.
14. Kieran Foran (New Zealand)
A steadied influence in attack, Foran proved a solid foil for livewire Johnson for the triumphant Kiwis. Despite struggling at times in defence (72.1 per cent tackle efficiency) the five-eighth scored a try, set up another and broke seven tackles.
15. Martin Taupau (New Zealand)
A man on a mission at the best of times, Taupau snuck his way into the team off the back his inspirational showing in the Four Nations final. Producing 100 metres in well under a half of football, Taupau's tournament ended on a stretcher but his legacy in his final showing will live on for years.
16. Corey Parker (Australia)
Starting the tournament off the bench, Parker ended it at his preferred lock position for the Kangaroos. His eight offloads (second in the tournament), 120 tackles (sixth), try assist, 12 tackle breaks and 117.3 metres per Test made him an invaluable member of the Australian side.
17. Jason Taumalolo (New Zealand)
In his debut international tournament, the Cowboys enforcer managed to play every Test possible and did so with flying colours. While his impact was drastically limited by Australia in the final, the hard-running Taumalolo still made the seventh-most metres in the competition (473) and produced 13 tackle breaks to cap off a memorable year for the 21-year-old.