World & NZ Rugby Awards 2018



  • BBBR didn't play enough this year because of injury/personal issues to warrant that honour.



  • Did we do a tally of the polls taken this year? @hydro11 ? That will give us the definitive answer.



  • I went back over the Man of the Match All Blacks TSF polls for 2018 and discovered:

    Man of Match Vs France Test One: Codie Taylor (46 votes)
    Man of Match Vs France Test Two: Jodie Barrett (35 votes)
    Man of Match Vs France Test Three: Scott Barrett (56 votes)
    Man of Match Vs Australia Test One: Brodie Retallick (74 votes)
    Man of Match Vs Australia Test Two: Beauden Barrett (70 votes)
    Man of Match Vs Argentina Test One: Jack Goodhue (37 votes)
    Man of Match Vs South Africa Test One: Ben Smith (33 votes)
    Man of Match Vs Argentina Test Two: Ardie Savea (46 votes)
    Man of Match Vs South Africa Test Two: Ardie Savea (46 votes)
    Man of Match Vs Australia Test Three: Ardie Savea (37 votes)
    Man of Match Vs Japan: Richie Mo'unga (49 votes)
    Man of Match Vs England: Brodie Retallick (54 votes)
    Man of Match Vs Ireland: Ardie Savea (45 votes)
    Man of Match Vs Italy: Jordie Barrett (38 votes)

    All Blacks who received the most votes across all Tests in 2018:

    1. Ardie Savea (221 votes) Player of the Year!!!
    2. Brodie Retallick (185 votes)
    3. Beauden Barrett (162 votes) Best back!!
    4. Jack Goodhue (158 votes) Breakthrough player of the year!!
    5. Ben Smith (146 votes)
    6. Scott Barrett (132 votes)
    7. Codie Taylor (128 votes) Perhaps the most consistent All Black performer in 2018.
    8. Damian McKenzie (109 votes)
    9. Reiko Ioane (99 votes) Most tries for All Blacks in 2018: 11.
    10. Richie Mo'unga (95 votes)
    11. Jordie Barrett (87 votes)
    12. Karl Tu'inukuafe (84 votes)
    13. Sam Cane (66 votes)
    14. Keiran Read (63 votes)
    15. TJ Perenera (62 votes)


  • @sparky It appears that we suck as much as all other awards.



  • All Blacks who need to do better in 2019:

    Ryan Crotty 33 votes. Excellent off the bench against England. Too often injured.
    Dane Coles 31 votes. Great to see him back for EOYT. Now stay fit!
    Liam Squire 30 votes. Outplayed by Saffa, English and Irish forwards.
    SBW 29 votes. All of those for his performance in Third Test Vs France.
    Aaron Smith 26 votes. Ok in two Eden Park tests. Out of sorts in other games.
    Waisake Naholo 13 votes. 12 for Sydney. Risks falling behind George Bridge.
    Owen Franks 11 votes. Played his best Rugby in 2018 for the Crusaders.
    Joe Moody 8 votes. See above. Overshadowed by rise of Karl T.



  • Ardie deserves player of the year. Not even first choice and four outstanding performances. If you want to go for consistency it should probably go to Reiko.



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    https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/rugby-union/46711987

    Hooper ahead of Ardie Savea is an unusual call.



  • @sparky More unusual than BB at 15?



  • 56th ISPS Handa Halberg Awards Finalists Announced

    Sportswoman of the Year (Eligible for the supreme Halberg Award)
    Joelle King (squash)
    Jonelle Price (equestrian)
    Lisa Carrington (canoe racing)
    Zoi Sadowski-Synnott (snowboarding)

    Sportsman of the Year (Eligible for the supreme Halberg Award)
    Nico Porteous (freeskiing)
    Scott Dixon (motorsport)
    Scott McLaughlin (motorsport)
    Tom Walsh (athletics)

    Para Athlete/Team of the Year (Eligible for the supreme Halberg Award)
    Adam Hall (Para alpine skiing)
    Corey Peters (Para alpine skiing)
    Scott Martlew (Para canoe racing)
    Sophie Pascoe (Para swimming)

    Team of the Year (Eligible for the supreme Halberg Award)
    All Blacks Sevens (rugby union)
    Black Ferns Sevens (rugby union)
    NZ Football Under 17 Women (football)
    NZ Women’s Kayaking Team (canoe racing)
    Vantage Black Sticks Women (hockey)

    Coach of the Year
    Allan Bunting (rugby union)
    Clark Laidlaw (rugby union)
    Gordon Walker (canoe racing)
    Joe Schmidt (rugby union)
    Leon Birnie (football)

    Emerging Talent
    Amelia Kerr (cricket)
    Anna Leat (football)
    Josh Armit (yachting)
    Lewis Clareburt (swimming)
    Maddison-Lee Wesche (athletics)

    The Halberg Awards judges reviewed a record 93 nominations to find the finalists list, recognising achievements in 2018 up to 30 November.   
    
    The winners will be announced at the 56th ISPS Handa Halberg Awards held on Thursday 21 February 2019 at Spark Arena in Auckland and televised live on SKY SPORT from 8.00pm.  
    
    Other awards presented during the ceremony include; New Zealand’s Favourite Sporting Moment (public vote category), Sport New Zealand Leadership, Lifetime Achievement and inductees into the Sports Hall of Fame. 
    


  • @Stargazer fark it, I should have nominated McCaw for being a GOAT. Just give him the prize every year 😀

    Edit: disappointing list I thought