A LAST-MINUTE flourish in voting has delivered some surprises in the 2013 People's Choice Blowes Clothing Cup Team of the Year.
Thanks to more than 8000 votes, the 15 players have been selected, with a few garnering plenty of support in the final 24 hours to overtake some favourites.
Forbes No.8 James King is the best exmple of this.
On Thursday, just over 24 hours before voting closed, King had 5.1 per cent of the vote.
CSU Bathurst's Hugh Medway looked to have the No.8 spot sewn up with 40.2 per cent, with Cowra's Klaas Jan Hoogland (25.4) and Orange City's Gus Brotherton (25.2) chasing.
By the time voting closed at midday yesterday, and more than 900 votes, King had earned a massive 50.6 per cent of the vote, pushing Medway (20.7), Brotherton (13.6), Jan Hoogland (12.6) and Bathurst Bulldog's Adam Dwyer (2.5) out of the equation.
Seven of the nine clubs are represented in the team, with only Parkes and Bathurst Bulldogs without a player.
Defending champions Orange City have five in the side, while CSU is next best with three.
Forbes and Cowra have two each, and Dubbo Kangaroos, Narromine and Orange Emus one apiece.
There are some surprising omissions from the selected side.
It's hard to believe Parkes' Dan Ryan missed out on a place in the forwards, and it wouldn't have been surprising to see Lions' Mesui Lemoto in the centres.
You could select an equally strong team from the players who missed out.
Now we'll get to see how the selected Orange City, Cowra and Dubbo players handle the finals.
TEAM OF THE YEAR: 1 Jim Roberts (Emus), 2 Josh Tremain (City), 3 Brian Swords (Cowra), 4 Chris Barrett (City), 5 Toby Key (CSU), 6 Adam Meiklejohn (Cowra), 7 Duncan Young (City), 8 James King (Forbes), 9 James Duff (CSU), 10 Ted Bates (Dubbo), 11 Sam Powell (City), 12 Luke Brown (Narromine), 13 Josh Coulthurst (Forbes), 14 Sione "Junior" Lafo'ou (City), 15 Jack Garrad (CSU).