Vote for player of the year

2014-12-06 00:00

THE prestigious SA Rugby Player of the Year Award will go to one of five players who have never won the award.

Nizaam Carr, Marcell Coetzee, Willie le Roux, Handré Pollard and Duane Vermeulen are all in line to win the award having been nominated by members of the South African media following brilliant performances this year.

It is now up to the fans across the world to have their say as to who should win the prestigious prize. The public can also cast their vote for the Young Player and Team of the Year.

Carr and Pollard are among the nominees for the Young Player alongside Cheslin Kolbe, Seabelo Senatla and Jan Serfontein. The Junior Springboks, Springboks, Blitsbokke, Western Province and the Lions are up for Team of the Year.

You can already vote for the three awards as polls opened yesterday. The winners will be announced at a gala event in February.

To vote, simply visit Saru’s website or use Twitter. A vote can be made by typing (for example) #YPOTYNizaamCarr. Voting closes next Friday at 2 pm.

Other awards to be presented on the night includes players in Super Rugby, Currie Cup Premier, First Division and Vodacom Cup competitions, as well as for the Coach of the Year, SA Under-20 Player of the Year, Springbok Sevens Player of the Year, Women’s Achiever of the Year, SARPA Players’ Player of the Year, Supersport Try of the Year, Marriott Referee Award, Community Cup Player of the Tournament and Craven Week Player of the Tournament.

• For more info visit the Saru website at

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