Super Rugby

Odendaal named Bulls player of the year

Burger Odendaal (Gallo Images)
Burger Odendaal (Gallo Images)

Pretoria - The Blue Bulls Company held their 2017 awards ceremony with Loftus Versfeld providing the perfect backdrop on Wednesday, November 29.

The event was attended by players, management, sponsors, partners and stakeholders that make up the Bulls family.

Centre Burger Odendaal was voted as the senior player of the year after a standout season, while lock Ruben van Heerden was recognised for his breakout year with his junior player of the year award.

Full list of awards:

Under-19s

Forward of the Year: Ruan Nortjie

Back of the Year: Wian van Niekerk

Players' Player of the Year: JC Pretorius

Most Promising or Improved Player: Werner Fourie

Coaches’ Recognition Award: Luke Fortuin

Under-21s

Forward of the Year: Maruis Verwey

Back of the Year: Stedman Gans

Players' Player of the Year: Gerhard Steenekamp

Most Promising or Improved Player: Xolisa Guma

Coaches’ Recognition Award: Zama Dyidi

SuperSport Rugby Challenge

Forward of the Year: Marco van Staden

Back of the Year: Andre Warner

Players' Player of the Year: Tinus de Beer

Most Promising or Improved Player: Aston Fortuin

Coaches’ Recognition Award: Abongile Nonkontwana

Currie Cup

Forward of the Year: Pierre Schoeman

Back of the Year: Warrick Gelant

Players' Player of the Year: Burger Odendaal

Most Promising or Improved Player: Johan Grobbelaar

Coaches’ Recognition Award: John William Meyer

Super Rugby

Forward of the Year: Jason Jenkins

Back of the Year: Travis Ismaiel

Players' Player of the Year: Ruan Steenkamp

Most Promising or Improved Player: Pierre Schoeman

Coaches’ Recognition Award: Burger Odendaal

Other and main awards

Cheerleader of the Year - voted by Babes: Kirsten Francis

Puma Award: Ruben van Heerden

Afgri Award: Pierre Schoeman

Isuzu Award: Pierre Schoeman

BBCo Koggelbul Award: Jason Jenkins

BBCo Employee of the Year: Sophy Tshokwe

High Performance BBCo Employee Award: Divan Strydom

High Performance Players Award: Jacus Coetzee

Coach of the Year: Pote Human

Junior Player of the Year MVP: Ruben van Heerden

Senior Player of the Year MVP: Burger Odendaal

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