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SA RUGBY Awards (LIVE)


Written by Andre Bosch (KSA Shark ©)

Posted in :Original Content on 25 Nov 2008 at 20:31
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Tonight sees the culmination of the 2008 SA Rugby season with the ceremony at the awards dinner. Sharksworld will be bringing you the awards LIVE at 9pm SA Time.

The following categories are being awarded:

SA RUGBY PLAYER OF THE YEAR - (The outstanding rugby player of the 2008 South African season)
Jean de Villiers (Vodacom Western Province), Bismarck du Plessis, Adrian Jacobs, Ryan Kankowski, Beast Mtawarira (all Sharks).

THE SASOL YOUNG PLAYER OF THE YEAR - (The outstanding young rugby player of 23 years or younger of the 2008 South African season- born in 1985 or later)
Heinrich Brussow, Robert Ebersohn (Vodacom Free State Cheetahs), Ryan Kankowski, (Sharks), Nick Koster (Vodacom Western Province), Beast Mtawarira (Sharks).

THE VODACOM TEAM OF THE YEAR – (The outstanding South African team or province of the 2008 season. This may be awarded for performances in a single tournament or for a province/franchises performances across a range of competitions)
Platinum Leopards, Sharks (Absa Currie Cup team), Sharks (Vodacom Super 14 team), Vodacom Blue Bulls, Vodacom Stormers.

THE ABSA COACH OF THE YEAR – (The outstanding coach of the 2008 South African season)
Eugene Eloff (Xerox Golden Lions), Rassie Erasmus (Vodacom Stormers), Frans Ludeke (Vodacom Blue Bulls), John Plumtree (Sharks, Absa Currie Cup), Chaka Willemse (Platinum Leopards).

THE ABSA CURRIE CUP PREMIER DIVISION PLAYER OF THE YEAR – (The outstanding player of the 2008 Absa Currie Cup Premier Division season)
Heinrich Brussow (Vodacom Free State Cheetahs), Jean Deysel, Ryan Kankowski (both Sharks), Wynand Olivier (Vodacom Blue Bulls), Stefan Terblanche (Sharks).

THE ABSA CURRIE CUP FIRST DIVISION PLAYER OF THE YEAR – (The outstanding player of the 2008 Absa Currie Cup First Division season)
Cecil Afrika, (Griffons), Clayton Durand (Platinum Leopards), Ashley Johnson, Kennedy Tsimba (both Griffons), Vuyo Zangqa (Platinum Leopards).

THE VODACOM SUPER 14 PLAYER OF THE YEAR – (The outstanding player of the 2008 Vodacom Super 14 season)
Andries Bekker, Jean de Villiers, Conrad Jantjes (all Vodacom Stormers), Ryan Kankowski, Rory Kockott (both Sharks).

THE VODACOM CUP PLAYER OF THE YEAR – (The outstanding player of the 2008 Vodacom Cup season)
Isma-eel Dollie (Vodacom Western Province), Burton Francis, Rocco Jansen (both Vodacom Blue Bulls), Ashley Johnson, Wilton Pietersen (both Vodacom Free State Cheetahs).

Other awards to be presented areat the Annual Awards are:The Players’ Player of the Year;

  • The Sasol Sevens Player of the Year
  • The SASOL SA Under-20 Player of the Year
  • The Women’s Player of the Year
  • The SAA National Club Champs Player of the Tournament
  • The Marriott Referee Achievement of the Year
  • The Coca-Cola Craven Week Player of the Tournament
  • Sasol Springbok Journalism Awards for writing, broadcasting and photography.


78 Comments

  • I saw WPW mention just now that he hoped Adi jacobs won an award of sorts.

    I have just realised he hasn’t even been nominated for any of them. :shock:

  • Comment 1, posted at 25.11.08 20:35:08 by KSA Shark © Reply
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  • Jean for Player of the Year

  • Comment 2, posted at 25.11.08 20:43:53 by robdylan Reply
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  • @KSA Shark © (Comment 1) :

    Ignore that comment. I missed a category. :lol:

  • Comment 3, posted at 25.11.08 20:50:18 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • @robdylan (Comment 2) :

    A walk in the park IMO.

  • Comment 4, posted at 25.11.08 20:52:04 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • Awards already made earlier this evening.

    The Coca-Cola Craven Week Player of the Tournament – Sampie Mastriet

  • Comment 5, posted at 25.11.08 21:05:36 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • The Marriott Referee of the Year – Mark Lawrence

  • Comment 6, posted at 25.11.08 21:06:18 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • Vodacom Cup player of the Year – Burton Francis

  • Comment 7, posted at 25.11.08 21:07:28 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • Sasol u/20 player of the year – Robert Ebersohn

    (Corrected)

  • Comment 8, posted at 25.11.08 21:08:03 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • Sevens player of the Year – Renfred Dasel

  • Comment 9, posted at 25.11.08 21:08:26 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • TRY OF THE YEAR – Ricky Januarie for the try in Dunedin.

  • Comment 10, posted at 25.11.08 21:09:10 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • @KSA Shark © (Comment 9) :
    Dazel

    @KSA Shark © (Comment 8) :
    Above Beast and Ryan??? :shock:

  • Comment 11, posted at 25.11.08 21:10:37 by Big Fish Reply
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  • The SAA National Club Champs Player of the Tournament – Lolo Waka

  • Comment 12, posted at 25.11.08 21:12:22 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • @Big Fish (Comment 11) :

    Yeah a bit of a shock to me that as well.

  • Comment 13, posted at 25.11.08 21:12:56 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • Cant remember my predictions but it went something like this;

    Player of the year: Jean

    Young player of the year: Beast

    Team of the year: Sharks

    Coach of the year: Plummo

    Premier Div POTY: Stefan

    1st Div POTY: Durand

    S14 POTY: Kanko

    VC POTY: Francis

  • Comment 14, posted at 25.11.08 21:14:20 by MorneN Reply
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  • @Big Fish (Comment 11) :

    u/20, not young player, they should get their wording right. :evil:

  • Comment 15, posted at 25.11.08 21:14:23 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • THE ABSA CURRIE CUP FIRST DIVISION PLAYER OF THE YEAR – Kennedy Tsimba

  • Comment 16, posted at 25.11.08 21:15:19 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • THE ABSA CURRIE CUP PREMIER DIVISION PLAYER OF THE YEAR

    coming up

  • Comment 17, posted at 25.11.08 21:15:52 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • THE ABSA CURRIE CUP PREMIER DIVISION PLAYER OF THE YEAR – Jean Deysel!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Comment 18, posted at 25.11.08 21:16:44 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • @KSA Shark © (Comment 17) :

    Coming up…

    So come up with it already!

  • Comment 19, posted at 25.11.08 21:17:33 by MorneN Reply
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  • Go Stef

  • Comment 20, posted at 25.11.08 21:17:45 by robdylan Reply
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  • I think kanko will win the s14 player of the year

  • Comment 21, posted at 25.11.08 21:17:46 by wpw Reply
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  • THE VODACOM SUPER 14 PLAYER OF THE YEAR -

    coming up

  • Comment 22, posted at 25.11.08 21:17:49 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • @KSA Shark © (Comment 18) :

    Pity for Stefan

  • Comment 23, posted at 25.11.08 21:18:12 by MorneN Reply
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  • @MorneN (Comment 19) :

    Already did. :cool: :razz:

  • Comment 24, posted at 25.11.08 21:18:14 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • Go Wolla!

  • Comment 25, posted at 25.11.08 21:18:26 by robdylan Reply
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  • THE VODACOM SUPER 14 PLAYER OF THE YEAR – Ryan Kanowski!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Comment 26, posted at 25.11.08 21:18:43 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • Come on!

  • Comment 27, posted at 25.11.08 21:19:12 by wpw Reply
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  • @KSA Shark © (Comment 26) :

    Got two right so far.

  • Comment 28, posted at 25.11.08 21:20:09 by MorneN Reply
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  • Am i good or am i good?

  • Comment 29, posted at 25.11.08 21:20:09 by wpw Reply
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  • Taking a break not to allow George Meiring to sing the song “forever” and he seems to be taking forever. :wink:

    anybody want a you tube link to the song? :roll: :oops:

  • Comment 30, posted at 25.11.08 21:20:41 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • @wpw (Comment 29) :

    Is that a Liverpool pic?

  • Comment 31, posted at 25.11.08 21:20:49 by MorneN Reply
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  • Already smsed Jean to say well done. Don’t have Kanko’s number

  • Comment 32, posted at 25.11.08 21:22:05 by robdylan Reply
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  • Jean is the player of the year…

  • Comment 33, posted at 25.11.08 21:23:06 by MorneN Reply
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  • @MorneN (Comment 31) : Of course! Steven Gerrard the BEST midfielder in the world!!!

  • Comment 34, posted at 25.11.08 21:23:13 by wpw Reply
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  • So what is still left to come

    Team of the year

    Coach of the year

    Young player of the year (still not sure on that one)

    Player of the year

  • Comment 35, posted at 25.11.08 21:23:15 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • @robdylan (Comment 32) :

    hopefully you sms’d Deysel and not De Villiers :razz:

  • Comment 36, posted at 25.11.08 21:24:04 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • Plummo is coach of the year.

    Jean also PLayer’s player of the year

  • Comment 37, posted at 25.11.08 21:24:11 by MorneN Reply
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  • Did Jean get it? Well done boytjie!!! :grin:

  • Comment 38, posted at 25.11.08 21:24:28 by wpw Reply
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  • As stoked as I am for Wolla, I reckon Stef was robbed

  • Comment 39, posted at 25.11.08 21:25:13 by robdylan Reply
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  • @wpw (Comment 34) :

    You need help mate.

    Better send two sms’ Rob!

  • Comment 40, posted at 25.11.08 21:25:27 by MorneN Reply
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  • Interview with Mark lawrence.

    “My season has been one highlight of the year, It matches my hair” :lol: :lol: :lol:

  • Comment 41, posted at 25.11.08 21:26:10 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • I had a tip off about Jean DeV :-) No suprise there. Well done Plum

  • Comment 42, posted at 25.11.08 21:26:46 by robdylan Reply
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  • THE ABSA COACH OF THE YEAR – John Plumtree!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Comment 43, posted at 25.11.08 21:27:00 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • @MorneN (Comment 40) : Don’t have deV’s number either :-)

  • Comment 44, posted at 25.11.08 21:28:06 by robdylan Reply
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  • VODACOM TEAM OF THE YEAR – THE SHARKS S14 TEAM !!!!!!!!

  • Comment 45, posted at 25.11.08 21:28:51 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • Moras, I gather you have the list of winners, right?

  • Comment 46, posted at 25.11.08 21:29:21 by robdylan Reply
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  • @MorneN (Comment 37) :

    When you make statements like that you must clarify that, that is what you think and not fact. :smile:

  • Comment 47, posted at 25.11.08 21:30:12 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • @KSA Shark © (Comment 45) : No! That is a disgrace. The Sharks Currie Cup team deserved that one

  • Comment 48, posted at 25.11.08 21:30:36 by robdylan Reply
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  • Some dude singing Poison at the moment

  • Comment 49, posted at 25.11.08 21:31:52 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • @robdylan (Comment 46) :

    I do…

    SA Rugby Player of the Year
    (The outstanding rugby player of the 2008 South African season)
    Winner: Jean de Villiers (Vodacom Western Province)
    Also nominated: Bismarck du Plessis, Adrian Jacobs, Ryan Kankowski, Beast Mtawarira (all Sharks).

    Sasol Young Player of the Year
    (The outstanding young rugby player of 23 years or younger of the 2008 South African season- born in 1985 or later)
    Winner: Robert Ebersohn (Vodacom Free State Cheetahs)
    Also nominated: Heinrich Brussow ((Vodacom Free State Cheetahs), Ryan Kankowski, (Sharks), Nick Koster (Vodacom Western Province), Beast Mtawarira (Sharks).

    Players’ Player of the Year
    Winner: Jean de Villiers (Vodacom Western Province)

    Vodacom Team of the Year
    (The outstanding South African team or province of the 2008 season. This may be awarded for performances in a single tournament or for a province/franchises performances across a range of competitions)
    Winner: Sharks (Vodacom Super 14 team)
    Also nominated: Platinum Leopards, Sharks (Absa Currie Cup team), Vodacom Blue Bulls, Vodacom Stormers.

    Absa Coach of the Year
    (The outstanding coach of the 2008 South African season)
    Winner: John Plumtree (Sharks, Absa Currie Cup)
    Also nominated: Eugene Eloff (Xerox Golden Lions), Rassie Erasmus (Vodacom Stormers), Frans Ludeke (Vodacom Blue Bulls). Chaka Willemse (Platinum Leopards).

    Vodacom Super 14 Player of the Year
    (The outstanding player of the 2008 Vodacom Super 14 season)
    Winner: Ryan Kankowski (Sharks)
    Also nominated: Andries Bekker, Jean de Villiers, Conrad Jantjes (all Vodacom Stormers), Rory Kockott (both Sharks).

    Absa Currie Cup Premier Division Player of the Year
    (The outstanding player of the 2008 Absa Currie Cup Premier Division season)
    Winner: Jean Deysel (Sharks)
    Also nominated: Heinrich Brussow (Vodacom Free State Cheetahs), Ryan Kankowski (both Sharks), Wynand Olivier (Vodacom Blue Bulls), Stefan Terblanche (Sharks).

    Absa Currie Cup First Division Player of the Year
    (The outstanding player of the 2008 Absa Currie Cup First Division season)
    Winner: Kennedy Tsimba (Griffons).
    Also nominated: Cecil Afrika, (Griffons), Clayton Durand (Platinum Leopards), Ashley Johnson (Griffons), Vuyo Zangqa (Platinum Leopards).

    Vodacom Cup Player of the Year
    (The outstanding player of the 2008 Vodacom Cup season)
    Winner: Burton Francis (Vodacom Blue Bulls)
    Also nominated: Isma-eel Dollie (Vodacom Western Province), Rocco Jansen (both Vodacom Blue Bulls), Ashley Johnson, Wilton Pietersen (both Vodacom Free State Cheetahs).

    SuperSport Try of the Year
    Winner: Ricky Januarie (SA v New Zealand, Dunedin)

    Sasol Sevens Player of the Year
    Renfred Deysel

    Sasol SA Under-20 Player of the Year
    Robert Ebersohn (Vodacom Free State Cheetahs)

    Women’s Player of the Year
    Lorinda Brown (Eastern Province)

    SAA National Club Champs Player of the Tournament
    Lola Waka (Pukke)

    Marriott Refereeing Achievement of the Year
    Mark Lawrence

    Coca-Cola Craven Week Player of the Tournament
    Sampie Mastriet (Boland)

    Do a thread if you want, I must run.

  • Comment 50, posted at 25.11.08 21:33:20 by MorneN Reply
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  • Night all.

  • Comment 51, posted at 25.11.08 21:33:54 by MorneN Reply
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  • The Alice Cooper song? WHY? :-)

  • Comment 52, posted at 25.11.08 21:33:55 by robdylan Reply
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  • I love the way this is supposed to be live on Supersport but Keo has the list of winner up already? :lol:

  • Comment 53, posted at 25.11.08 21:35:41 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • They must have that under 23 one wrong!

  • Comment 54, posted at 25.11.08 21:36:15 by robdylan Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 52) :

    Who knows? :???: :???:

  • Comment 55, posted at 25.11.08 21:37:06 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • @KSA Shark © (Comment 53) : So do we :-)

  • Comment 56, posted at 25.11.08 21:37:40 by robdylan Reply
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  • SASOL YOUNG PLAYER OF THE YEAR – Robert Ebersohn

  • Comment 57, posted at 25.11.08 21:41:30 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • @robdylan (Comment 54) :

    afraid not. :sad:

  • Comment 58, posted at 25.11.08 21:42:07 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • Players Player of the Year – Jean De Villiers

  • Comment 59, posted at 25.11.08 21:43:07 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • @KSA Shark © (Comment 57) : Sorry, that is bollocks

  • Comment 60, posted at 25.11.08 21:44:40 by robdylan Reply
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  • Some dudes singing Toto’s Africa now.

    NOT very well I might add. :sad:

  • Comment 61, posted at 25.11.08 21:45:15 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • @robdylan (Comment 60) :

    I agree with you on that.

  • Comment 62, posted at 25.11.08 21:45:45 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • SA RUGBY PLAYER OF THE YEAR – Jean De Villiers.

  • Comment 63, posted at 25.11.08 21:52:37 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • Well that’s it.

    I need to get a little bit of work done before I get to bed.

  • Comment 64, posted at 25.11.08 21:53:45 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • How the hell did Beast not win the YPOTY award? Eberhson?? Wtf?

  • Comment 65, posted at 25.11.08 21:54:06 by wpw Reply
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  • Hold on one more.

    Springbok Journalism Awards:
    Sasol Springbok Journalist of the Year: Simnikiwe Xabanisa (Sunday Times).

    Sasol Springbok Broadcasters of the Year: Dawie van Rensburg, Gert Roets (SuperSport for Springbok Saga)

    Sasol Springbok Photographer of the Year: Craig Nieuwenhuizen (Rapport)

  • Comment 66, posted at 25.11.08 21:54:31 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • @wpw (Comment 65) :

    I would have gone with Kankowski rather and even Brussow, BUT EBERSOHN????????????????? :evil:

  • Comment 67, posted at 25.11.08 21:55:56 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • @KSA Shark © (Comment 66) :
    Xabanisa??? :shock:

    Hahahahaha!

    @KSA Shark © (Comment 67) :
    These awards are crap anyway – probably felt the binnelanders would feel left out.

  • Comment 68, posted at 25.11.08 23:18:07 by Big Fish Reply
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  • @Big Fish (Comment 68) : Nah, I have no issue with that. I like Sim

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  • @robdylan (Comment 69) :
    Beg to differ – I have never been impressed by him.

    To each his own I guess.

  • Comment 70, posted at 25.11.08 23:39:12 by Big Fish Reply
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  • @Big Fish (Comment 70) : Indeed!

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  • @Big Fish (Comment 70) :

    Is he the guy Snor accused of trying to act white?

    All in all quite accurate awards particularly Jean in the end… to come back from injury and turn the Stormer’s S14 campaign around and a good Bok season… well deserved… had hoped Snor would make him VC for the tour…

  • Comment 72, posted at 26.11.08 02:31:31 by bryce_in_oz Reply

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  • @Big Fish (Comment 70) :

    Morning guys…

    Not a fan of Mr. Sim as well…

    These awards sucked…
    *The Currie Cup Team struggled with injuries and all the other challenges and managed to win the cup – and they give it to those dudes who were walloped by the waratahs??? :twisted:

    *Beast scrummed and tackled his heart out in the Super 14, Tri-Nations, Currie Cup (and EOYT)…and they give it to Ebersohn??? WTF??? :mad:

    *The CC player award was marginal…but I would’ve given it to Stefan as well. Deysel was out with injuries for part of the season and plus he’s a young man…old man Stef carried us through- he deserves something before he retires :smile: . Can’t complain much cos it went to a Shark though. :wink:

  • Comment 73, posted at 26.11.08 08:23:27 by blckshrk - BUCS Reply

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  • @blckshrk – BUCS (Comment 73) :

    Yeah exactly which part of being part and parcel of a mediocre Rugby team and offering his own “nothing more than decent” performances made him the 1st choice for young player of the year?

  • Comment 74, posted at 26.11.08 08:30:43 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • @bryce_in_oz (Comment 72) :

    Yip he is.

    I also have no problem with him getting the award, I have used enough of his articles and i think he is pretty good.

  • Comment 75, posted at 26.11.08 08:31:45 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • @bryce_in_oz (Comment 72) :
    Thats the one – but that isn’t the reason I am unimpressed of course – just don’t think much of his acumen, or objectivity generally.

    @blckshrk – BUCS (Comment 73) :
    Some of the awards were strange to say the least!

  • Comment 76, posted at 26.11.08 08:35:35 by Big Fish Reply
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  • @KSA Shark © (Comment 53) :
    Most of the media had the results by yesterday afternoon. All that I know of honoured the disclosure embargo – well all except him, seemingly.

  • Comment 77, posted at 26.11.08 10:40:45 by Salmonoid Reply
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  • The good, bad and ugly of 2008
    Simnikiwe Xabanisa: Up and Under

    From times.co.za :

    IT’S the end of a year in which the Springbok faithful would have been split into the half-full and the half-empty.

    Many will see 2008 as a year of missed opportunity, others as a revolutionary season in which the platform was put in place for world sporting domination by South Africa.Either way, we got our money’s worth in these credit-crunch times.

    To round the year off, the honours go to:
    Player of the year: The most improved facet of the Springboks’ play was scrummaging, so Beast Mtawarira shades out Jean de Villiers.

    Match of the year: One loves to see the Boks put big scores on Australia and England, but the squeak home against the All Blacks in Dunedin, the first win in New Zealand in a decade, gets it.

    Best tackle: Of all the places fullback Delon Armitage would expect to see lock Bakkies Botha, the corner flag — after being tracked down for half the field — was not it.

    Quote of the year: Take your pick from any of Bok coach Peter de Villiers’s press conferences. My favourite was: “If you want to run with the big dogs, you’ve got to lift a leg.”

    Best call: De Villiers mistakenly calling Danny Cipriani “Capriati”. De Villiers was later proved right in the game against England. Let’s just say Cipriani played well behind the baseline, if such a thing exists in rugby.

    Coach of the year: Rassie Erasmus. Does anyone remember the shambles the Stormers were last year? To borrow from Kaizer Chiefs’ Muhsin Ertugral, even a gardener could have coached the Sharks.

    Team of the year: The Sharks. Hell, they could have given a few international sides a run for their money.

    Best referee: Mark Lawrence. He came back from a horrible car smash to establish himself as a respected ref in South Africa.

    One to watch: A content, confident Ruan Pienaar at flyhalf. And one hopes that Griquas’ lively scrumhalf, Sarel Pretorius, gets a place in one of the Super 14 squads.

    Try of the year: Ricky Januarie’s match winner against the All Blacks in Dunedin. If you watch the replay from the front, note how he takes the ball on the bounce with one hand at full tilt.

    The yes-no-wait award: Bakkies Botha’s vain attempt to get out of his lengthy contract with the Bulls to make a few quick euros playing for Toulon.

    Biggest comeback: In a year in which Pierre Spies, Luke Watson and Gcobani Bobo made comebacks in the Bok team, Adrian Jacobs was the one guy who took his chance best, five years since his last appearance for the Boks.

    Administrator of the year: Carried over to next year, again.

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