Bryan Habana won SARU Player of the Year for the third time at an awards dinner held last night while the Sharks were also big winners in picking up three awards.
Habana was rewarded for his supreme form during the season that helped the Stormers to top spot in the South African conference and continuing that form with the Springboks, scoring seven tries which included a hat-trick against Australia.
The Sharks Currie Cup team won the ABSA Team of the Year award while John Plumtree was announced as ABSA Coach of the Year. Sharks captain Keegan Daniel won the Vodacom Super Rugby Player of the Year, which was voted on by the six Super Rugby franchise coaches.
Western Province also walked away with their fair share of prizes – Demetri Catrakilis winning the Vodacom Cup Player of the Year and Deon Fourie picking up the ABSA Currie Cup First Division Player of the Year. Eben Etzebeth rounded off his fantastic season by winning the ABSA Young Player of the Year award.
All the winners are listed below:
SARU Rugby Player of the Year
Winner: Bryan Habana
Absa Young Player of the Year
Winner: Eben Etzebeth
Absa Team of the Year
Winner: The Sharks (Absa Currie Cup)
Absa Coach of the Year
Winner: John Plumtree (The Sharks).
Vodacom Super Rugby Player of the Year
Winner: Keegan Daniel (The Sharks)
Absa Currie Cup Premier Division Player of the Year
Winner: Deon Fourie (DHL Western Province)
Absa Currie Cup First Division Player of the Year
Winner: Hansie Graaff (Griffons)
Vodacom Cup Player of the Year
Winner: Demetri Catrakilis (DHL Western Province)
SARPA Players’ Player of the Year: JP Pietersen (The Sharks)
Springbok Sevens Player of the Year: Cecil Afrika
Supersport Try of the Year
Winner: Bryan Habana (Springboks v All Blacks, The Rugby Championship).
SA Under-20 Player of the Year: Jan Serfontein (Vodacom Blue Bulls)
Coca-Cola Craven Week Player of the Tournament: Sergeal Petersen (Eastern Province)
Marriott Referee Award: Jaco Peyer
Women’s Achiever of the Year: Yolanda Meiring (Blue Bulls)
SARU National Club Championship Player of the Tournament: Nico Luus (Pretoria Police)Tweet