NZ Rugby Awards 2019



  • Two category changes to New Zealand Rugby’s pre-eminent awards, the ASB Rugby Awards, have been unveiled along with the nominations for this year’s awards.
    The leading All Blacks and Black Ferns will now contest the new All Blacks Player of the Year and the renamed Black Ferns Player of the Year categories.  The Kelvin R Tremain Player of the Year award will be awarded to the supreme winner from among all the Player of the Year winners on the night.  Winners will be announced at the awards in Auckland on Thursday 12 December.
    

    Judges Panel: Mike Eagle, Graham Mourie, Tony Johnson, Matt Sexton, Dr Farah Palmer

    ASB Rugby Award Nominations 2019

    New Zealand Rugby Referee of the Year

    • Rebecca Mahoney (Wairarapa Bush)
    • Ben O’Keeffe (Wellington)
    • Paul Williams (Taranaki)

    Charles Monro Rugby Volunteer of the Year

    • Sue Mitchell (Taranaki)
    • Kevin Pulley (Wellington)
    • Ian Spraggon (Bay of Plenty)

    New Zealand Rugby Age Grade Player of the Year

    • Zach Gallagher (Canterbury)
    • Fletcher Newell (Canterbury)
    • Tupou Vaa’i (Taranaki)

    Mitre 10 Heartland Championship Player of the Year

    • Josh Clark (North Otago)
    • Campbell Hart (Whanganui)
    • Robbie Smith (North Otago)

    Duane Monkley Medal

    • Gareth Evans (Hawke’s Bay)
    • Salesi Rayasi (Auckland)
    • Fletcher Smith (Waikato)
    • Chase Tiatia (Bay of Plenty)

    Fiao’o Faamausili Medal

    • Chelsea Bremner (Canterbury Women)
    • Ayesha Leti-I’iga (Wellington)
    • Patricia Maliepo (Auckland)

    ASB National Coach of the Year

    • Andrew Goodman (Tasman, Crusaders) and Clarke Dermody (Tasman)
    • Kieran Kite (Canterbury)
    • Scott Robertson (Crusaders)

    ASB New Zealand Coach of the Year

    • Steve Hansen (All Blacks)
    • Glenn Moore (Black Ferns)
    • Cory Sweeney and Allan Bunting (Black Ferns Sevens)

    Investec Super Rugby Player of the Year

    • Scott Barrett (Crusaders)
    • Ardie Savea (Hurricanes)
    • Brad Weber (Chiefs)

    Tom French Memorial Māori Player of the Year

    • Ash Dixon (Ngāti Tahinga)
    • Sarah Hirini (Ngāti Kahungunu)
    • TJ Perenara (Te Arawa / Ngāti Rangitihi)

    Richard Crawshaw Memorial All Blacks Sevens Player of the Year

    • Dylan Collier (Waikato)
    • Andrew Knewstubb (Horowhenua Kapiti)
    • Tone Ng Shiu (Tasman)

    Black Ferns Sevens Player of the Year

    • Kelly Brazier (Bay of Plenty)
    • Sarah Hirini (Manawatu)
    • Tyla Nathan-Wong (Auckland)

    Black Ferns Player of the Year

    • Kendra Cocksedge (Canterbury)
    • Ayesha Leti-I’iga (Wellington)
    • Charmaine McMenamin (Auckland)

    All Blacks Player of the Year

    • Beauden Barrett (Hurricanes)
    • Anton Lienert-Brown (Chiefs)
    • Ardie Savea (Hurricanes)

    adidas National Team of the Year

    • Canterbury Women
    • Crusaders
    • Tasman Mako

    adidas New Zealand Team of the Year

    • All Blacks
    • Black Ferns Sevens
    • Black Ferns

    NOTE: The NZRPA Kirk Award, the Steinlager Salver for an Outstanding Contribution to New Zealand Rugby, the Kelvin R Tremain Memorial Player of the Year and the Sky Television Fan’s Try of the Year will all be announced at the Awards on 12 December.

    WATCH the awards live on Sky Sport NZ on Thursday December 12 and follow the All Blacks and Black Ferns social media channels for updates and behind the scenes content throughout the night.

    https://www.allblacks.com/news/nominations-for-2019-asb-rugby-awards-revealed



  • I love ALB but if Savea doesn't win AB of the year, it is a travesty



  • @Hooroo Same with Brad Weber, but Ardie should also win the Super Rugby player of the year.



  • @Stargazer said in NZ Rugby Awards 2019:

    @Hooroo Same with Brad Weber, but Ardie should also win the Super Rugby player of the year.

    Although it wouldn't shock me to see Weber win it given the improvement in his game



  • I will be guttered if Ardie doesn't win. 😉



  • NZ rugby loves Gareth Evans aye. I don't even think he was the best performing Magpie this year.



  • @Nepia Duane Monkley Medal points are awarded after each game by the commentators. NZ Rugby had nothing to do with it. I think Ash Dixon was our best player this year.



  • @Stargazer said in NZ Rugby Awards 2019:

    @Nepia Duane Monkley Medal points are awarded after each game by the commentators. NZ Rugby had nothing to do with it. I think Ash Dixon was our best player this year.

    I was meaning NZ rugby in general not NZR specifically. I agree on Dixon and would have Toala and the lock whose name escapes me ahead of Evans.



  • I'm surprised that no Tasman player makes the Duane Monkley Medal shortlist. Their players must have shared the points.



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  • @Stargazer not at all guttered by those results. To be honest ardie should have won super rugby player too imo



  • @Machpants I'm surprised David Havili didn't even get a nomination. Probably the most (consistently) high performing back this year.

    And, nerd that I am, I hate it that they spell players' name incorrectly, especially on something that is meant to be an official announcement.



  • @Stargazer No Tasman player even got a nomination. Havili and Ethan Blackadder both would have been very deserving.



  • @Chris-B said in NZ Rugby Awards 2019:

    @Stargazer No Tasman player even got a nomination. Havili and Ethan Blackadder both would have been very deserving.

    Crikey! Next thing you know you won't get a shield challenge next year!



  • @Hooroo said in NZ Rugby Awards 2019:

    @Chris-B said in NZ Rugby Awards 2019:

    @Stargazer No Tasman player even got a nomination. Havili and Ethan Blackadder both would have been very deserving.

    Crikey! Next thing you know you won't get a shield challenge next year!

    That's already a near certainty! 🙂

    Champions and undefeated, but no-one gets nominated!

    At least Tone Ng Shui won for the Sevens

    (We're the Champions at that as well!). 🙂



  • @Chris-B said in NZ Rugby Awards 2019:

    @Hooroo said in NZ Rugby Awards 2019:

    @Chris-B said in NZ Rugby Awards 2019:

    @Stargazer No Tasman player even got a nomination. Havili and Ethan Blackadder both would have been very deserving.

    At least Tone Ng Shui won for the Sevens

    Good Napier boy!



  • @Stargazer Not any more! 🙂

    Since you're a bit of a fan of David - here's a nice story for you. Although he's credited to Nelson College as an AB, he originally went to Motueka High School (his family is from Motueka).

    My cousin's daughter plays rugby for MHS and this year David was the Guest of Honour at their rugby prize giving. Apparently he gave one of his AB jerseys to Motueka HS - which is pretty cool given he's presumably only got five of them.



  • @Chris-B You're not telling me anything new! 😎



  • @Stargazer Did I tell you that story about the jersey before? That's a worry! 🙂



  • @Chris-B Okay, that bit was new haha.



  • @Stargazer said in NZ Rugby Awards 2019:

    @Chris-B said in NZ Rugby Awards 2019:

    At least Tone Ng Shui won for the Sevens

    Good Napier boy!

    I thought his claim to fame was that he was the first ever NZ rugby rep from Botany Downs College.



  • @Bovidae There's no contradiction here. He's Napier born and bred, but went to Botany Downs after a few years at Napier Boys.



  • Obviously no one really gives a toss, but ardie had the first of what should be three awards

    2019 New Zealand Rugby Awards
    Fans' try of the year

    TJ Perenara (All Blacks) v Namibia at the Rugby World Cup
    New Zealand Rugby referee of the year
    Paul Williams (Taranaki)
    Charles Monro Rugby volunteer of the year
    Ian Spraggon (Bay of Plenty)
    NZRPA Kirk award
    Josh Blackie, Seilala Mapusua, Hale T-Pole
    Steinlager Salver for an outstanding contribution to New Zealand Rugby
    Steve Tew
    New Zealand Rugby Age Grade player of the year
    Fletcher Newell (Canterbury)​
    Mitre 10 Heartland Championship player of the year
    Josh Clark (North Otago)
    Duane Monkley Medal
    Chase Tiatia (Bay of Plenty)
    Fiao’o Faamausili Medal
    Chelsea Bremner (Canterbury)
    National coach of the year
    Scott Robertson (Crusaders)
    New Zealand coach of the year
    Cory Sweeney and Allan Bunting (Black Ferns sevens)
    Super Rugby player of the year
    Ardie Savea (Hurricanes)
    Tom French Memorial Māori player of the year
    Sarah Hirini (Ngāti Kahungunu)



  • @Machpants said in NZ Rugby Awards 2019:

    Obviously no one really gives a toss, but ardie had the first of what should be three awards

    2019 New Zealand Rugby Awards
    Fans' try of the year

    TJ Perenara (All Blacks) v Namibia at the Rugby World Cup
    New Zealand Rugby referee of the year
    Paul Williams (Taranaki)
    Charles Monro Rugby volunteer of the year
    Ian Spraggon (Bay of Plenty)
    NZRPA Kirk award
    Josh Blackie, Seilala Mapusua, Hale T-Pole
    Steinlager Salver for an outstanding contribution to New Zealand Rugby
    Steve Tew
    New Zealand Rugby Age Grade player of the year
    Fletcher Newell (Canterbury)​
    Mitre 10 Heartland Championship player of the year
    Josh Clark (North Otago)
    Duane Monkley Medal
    Chase Tiatia (Bay of Plenty)
    Fiao’o Faamausili Medal
    Chelsea Bremner (Canterbury)
    National coach of the year
    Scott Robertson (Crusaders)
    New Zealand coach of the year
    Cory Sweeney and Allan Bunting (Black Ferns sevens)
    Super Rugby player of the year
    Ardie Savea (Hurricanes)
    Tom French Memorial Māori player of the year
    Sarah Hirini (Ngāti Kahungunu)

    Yup indeed, ardie is the man

    Richard Crawshaw Memorial All Blacks sevens player of the year
    Tone Ng Shiu (Tasman)
    Black Ferns sevens player of the year
    Tyla Nathan-Wong (Auckland)
    Black Ferns player of the year
    Charmaine McMenamin (Auckland)
    All Blacks player of the year
    Ardie Savea (Hurricanes)
    National team of the year
    Crusaders
    New Zealand team of the year
    Black Ferns sevens
    Kelvin R Tremain player of the year
    Ardie Savea



  • I'm so glad the Black Ferns sevens won NZ team and coach of the year. Would have been a travesty if the All Blacks had won either.



  • @Machpants More or less all awards have gone to the nominees that I expected to win, although I hoped Ash Dixon would win the Tom French Memorial Māori player of the year award. Ardie's three awards no surprise; he fully deserves them!



  • @Stargazer Did you watch the awards? What sort of blurb did they give for the Crusaders winning National team of the year?

    Crusaders lost twice and drew twice, so while a good effort, not exactly a vintage Crusaders season.

    I hope it wasn't that they three-peated, because that's not "this year".

    Meanwhile both the Mako and the Canterbury women were unbeaten (Mako the first team to be unbeaten in 12 years). And the Mako won a title that has been basically an Auckland/Canterbury hegemony for 30 years!

    Shit judging IMO. 🙂



  • @Chris-B said in NZ Rugby Awards 2019:

    @Stargazer Did you watch the awards? What sort of blurb did they give for the Crusaders winning National team of the year?

    Crusaders lost twice and drew twice, so while a good effort, not exactly a vintage Crusaders season.

    I hope it wasn't that they three-peated, because that's not "this year".

    Meanwhile both the Mako and the Canterbury women were unbeaten (Mako the first team to be unbeaten in 12 years). And the Mako won a title that has been basically an Auckland/Canterbury hegemony for 30 years!

    Shit judging IMO. 🙂

    Mako lost points for not winning a shield challenge



  • @mariner4life said in NZ Rugby Awards 2019:

    @Chris-B said in NZ Rugby Awards 2019:

    @Stargazer Did you watch the awards? What sort of blurb did they give for the Crusaders winning National team of the year?

    Crusaders lost twice and drew twice, so while a good effort, not exactly a vintage Crusaders season.

    I hope it wasn't that they three-peated, because that's not "this year".

    Meanwhile both the Mako and the Canterbury women were unbeaten (Mako the first team to be unbeaten in 12 years). And the Mako won a title that has been basically an Auckland/Canterbury hegemony for 30 years!

    Shit judging IMO. 🙂

    Mako lost points for not winning a shield challenge

    That can't be right, because neither the Crusaders nor the Canterbury Women won one either! 🙂



  • @Chris-B said in NZ Rugby Awards 2019:

    @Stargazer Did you watch the awards? What sort of blurb did they give for the Crusaders winning National team of the year?

    Crusaders lost twice and drew twice, so while a good effort, not exactly a vintage Crusaders season.

    I hope it wasn't that they three-peated, because that's not "this year".

    Meanwhile both the Mako and the Canterbury women were unbeaten (Mako the first team to be unbeaten in 12 years). And the Mako won a title that has been basically an Auckland/Canterbury hegemony for 30 years!

    Shit judging IMO. 🙂

    I can't remember, but if you really want to know, you could watch this and try to find out.



  • @Stargazer Thanks for that - nothing there other than the obvious that the Mako should've won.

    Anyone from NZ Rugby here who wants to try to explain it?



  • @Chris-B same reason Hansen got nominated, bigger audience gets more points in these awards. They're all pretty crap



  • @Machpants And they're throwing Razor a couple of bones, because they might need him later.

    Adding to the case - the Crusaders also won that prize last year - and had their South African incident.



  • Was there something related or just coincidence that the three former Highlanders got the NZRPA Kirk Award?




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