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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