Pieter-Steph du Toit was named Player of the Year at the WPRFU Awards evening on Tuesday.
The Springbok utility forward was one of the Stormers’ standout players in a disappointing 2018 Super Rugby campaign.
Fellow Springboks Steven Kitshoff and Damian de Allende also scooped awards, with Kitshoff named as the Best Forward, while De Allende was given the Best Back and MVP awards.
Sergeal Petersen was rewarded for his scintillating form as top try-scorer in the Currie Cup this season with the WP Most Promising Player award and the coveted Players’ Player Award.
Young forward Ernst van Rhyn was given the Most Promising Forward award, while Stormers and Bok captain Siya Kolisi claimed the LFP Award for Leadership, Focus and Passion.
The top players in schools, club and women’s rugby were also recognised, with Paarl Gim wing Stravino Jacobs named School’s Player of the Year, Cindy Booi the Women’s Player of the Year and Maties lock Johan Momsen the Club Player of the Year.
2018 WPRFU Awards winners:
Player of the Year: Pieter-Steph du Toit
MVP Award: Damian de Allende
Players’ Player of the Year: Sergeal Petersen
WP Best Forward: Steven Kitshoff
WP Best Back: Damian de Allende
WP Most Promising Senior Forward: Ernst van Rhyn
WP Most Promising Senior Back: Sergeal Petersen
WP Women’s Player of the Year: Cindy Booi
WP School’s Player of the Year: Stravino Jacobs
Club Rugby Player of the Year: Johan Momsen
U21 Player of the Year: Nama Xaba
U19 Player of the Year: Ian Kitwanga
WP U21 Best Forward: Kwenzo Blose
WP U21 Best Back: Jondre Williams
WP U21 Most Promising Player: David Meihuizen
WP U19 Best Forward: Dian Bleuler
WP U19 Best Back: Lucky Dlepu
WP U19 Most Promising Player: Quan Eyman
Photo: Thinus Maritz/Gallo Images
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