Cronk wins 2016 Golden Boot

Melbourne Storm and Australia star Cooper Cronk has taken out the 2016 Rugby League World Golden Boot, capping a fine year.

Cronk, 33, won the prestigious award ahead of fellow Kangaroos Cameron Smith and Darius Boyd and New Zealand's Jason Taumalolo.

His first Golden Boot added to the Dally M Medal he won earlier this year for the second time.

Cronk also brought up 300 NRL games during the season, with Storm reaching the grand final before losing to Cronulla Sharks.

He also starred in another State of Origin success for Queensland before heading to the Four Nations, helping Australia claim the title.

Cronk was also named the player of the tournament.

He becomes the first Storm player to win the Golden Boot since 2009, when Greg Inglis took out the award.

A panel of experts including Darren Lockyer and Garry Schofield, and members of the media, decide the Golden Boot winner.

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