The Bulls have congratulated director of rugby, Jake White, and loose-forward, Elrigh Louw, for scooping the respective 2021 SA Rugby Coach of the Year and Currie Cup Player of the Year awards.
SA Rugby announced the winners of the prestigious awards on Thursday, with Springbok captain Siya Kolisi named SA Rugby Player of the Year.
White, who was nominated alongside Springbok mentor Jacques Nienaber and Blitzboks coach Neil Powell, bagged the award for the second consecutive year.
Louw beat the challenges of team-mate, Johan Goosen, and Western Province's Evan Roos for the Currie Cup Player of the Year award.
"We, at the Bulls, are very proud of the feat achieved by Jake White and Elrigh Louw whose hard work and dedication has been rightfully recognised nationally," Blue Bulls Company CEO, Edgar Rathbone, said in a statement.
"These accolades are testament to the vision of growing the Bulls to become a competitive, successful and top rugby franchise in South Africa and internationally. We are equally proud the nominations of Johan Goosen, Jan-Hendrik Wessels (Junior Springbok Player of the Year) and the Bulls (Team of the Year, alongside winners the Springboks and Springbok Sevens).
"Congratulations Jake and Elrigh! You continue to inspire us all to aim for greater success."
Referee of the Year: Aimee Barrett-Theron
Provincial Women's Player of the Year: Lusanda Dumke
Currie Cup First Division Player of the Year: Dylan Maart
Currie Cup Premier Division Player of the Year: Elrigh Louw
Test Try of the Year: Cheslin Kolbe
Coach of the Year: Jake White
Team of the Year: Springboks
Junior Springbok Player of the Year: Henco van Wyk
Springbok Sevens Player of the Year: Ronald Brown
Springbok Women's Player of the Year: Lusanda Dumke
SA Rugby Young Player of the Year: Aphelele Fassi
SA Rugby Player of the Year: Siya Kolisi