Gurthrö Steenkamp was on Monday named as the South African Rugby Union Player of the Year for the 2010 season.
The Blue Bulls prop captured the crown at the end of a fabulous domestic season during which he helped his side claim their third Super 14 title.
Steenkamp’s sublime performances for the Springboks this year, as well as his efforts for the Bulls, saw him claim the award ahead of some outstanding competition.
Also nominated were Gio Aplon (Western Province), Juan de Jongh (WP), Francois Hougaard (Bulls) and Schalk Burger (WP).
Lions flyhalf Elton Jantjies was named as Young Player of the Year; the Bulls were Team of the Year and Allister Coetzee was chosen as Coach of the Year among the other main awards – which are voted for by rugby journalists.
Western Province wing Gio Aplon was selected by his peers as Players’ Player of the Year.
Jantjies claimed a second award on Monday as the SA Under-20 Player of the Year, following his outstanding performances for the Baby Boks at this year’s IRB Junior World Championships in Argentina – where they ended the tournament in third position.
Full list of awards winners is:
SARU Player of the Year – Gurthrö Steenkamp (Blue Bulls)
Players’ Player of the Year – Gio Aplon (Western Province)
SARU Young Player of the Year – Elton Jantjies (Lions)
SARU Team of the Year – Bulls
Coach of the Year – Allister Coetzee
Super 14 Player of the Year – Andries Bekker (Stormers)
Curie Cup Premier Division Player of the Year – Bjorn Basson (Griquas)
First Division Player of the Year – Norman Nelson (Eastern Province Kings)
Try of the Year – Jaque Fourie (Stormers v Crusaders)
Sevens Player of the Year – Kyle Brown
SA Under-20 Player of the Year – Elton Jantjies (Lions)
Vodacom Cup Player of the Year – Francois Brummer (Blue Bulls)
Club Champs Player of the Year – Lourens Adriaanse (Maties)
SARU Women’s Rugby Achiever of the Year – Dolly Mavungwana
Marriott Refereeing Achievement of the Year – Craig Joubert
Craven Week Player of the Tournament – Johan Goosen (Free State)
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