Richard Ferguson

The Aussies win something


Written by Richard Ferguson (Richard Ferguson)

Posted in :Original Content, Super Rugby, Wallabies on 26 Jul 2012 at 08:49
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With Australia’s participation in this year’s Super Rugby campaign over, the Australians have announced their Super Rugby Player of the Year, with Will Genia walking away with the award for the second straight year.

The Reds were knocked out of the competition last weekend, losing at home to a rampant Sharks outfit, after sneaking into the playoffs on the last weekend of the regular season. They pipped the Brumbies, who were Australian conference leaders for the entire competition, expect when it really counted.

Scott Higginbotham was apparently beaten by a single vote in the race for the Player of the Year.

Genia joins an elite group of players who have won this award in consecutive years, with George Smith and Chris Latham previous back-to-back winners.

Reds coach Ewen McKenzie won Coach of the Year, surprisingly, after taking the Reds to a second play-off spot in two years. Brumbies coach Jake White, who surprised all with a competitive team this year, is allowed to feel hard done by, in my opinion.



8 Comments

  • Yip, I also think Jake did a great job with the Brumbies, especially for the turnaround he made with that team in such a short time. He was also very unlucky to lose his 10 halfway through the competition, but still maintained a good record and his team just slipped at the last hurdle.

    Next year I think they’ll be even better.

  • Comment 1, posted at 26.07.12 08:57:22 by Letgo Reply
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  • Chirp of the day on Twitter: @jeanlegrange: Still quite embarrassing that Aus are handing out awards while SA & NZ are busy for 2 more weeks.

  • Comment 2, posted at 26.07.12 09:26:02 by stertjie Reply

     
  • @stertjie (Comment 2) : :lol:

  • Comment 3, posted at 26.07.12 09:27:21 by FireTheLooser Reply

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  • How many sheep did Genie win?! ;-)
    After his humble and respectful post match interview in the sharks game I don’t think he deserves anything!!

  • Comment 4, posted at 26.07.12 10:19:03 by fouriedr Reply

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  • Scott Higginbotham was apparently beaten by a single vote in the race for the Player of the Year….

    I would have given him the “kaksoekertjie of the game” award..

  • Comment 5, posted at 26.07.12 10:58:00 by Ice Reply
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  • @Ice (Comment 5) : :mrgreen:

  • Comment 6, posted at 26.07.12 13:06:46 by vanmartin Reply
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  • It’s not exactly winning if you give the prize yourself. An Australian prize given to an Aussie player… Yeah, whatever. I am more curious to see who wins the domestic player awards in SA and NZ. For the SA conference, I feel Etzebeth, Coetzee, Pietersen, Beast, Bismarck, de Villiers and Kolisi are the likely options.

  • Comment 7, posted at 27.07.12 09:06:23 by TRF_Ezequiel Reply

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  • :mrgreen: stupid aussies

  • Comment 8, posted at 28.07.12 06:57:35 by Poisy Reply
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