Speight is Brumbies' best in 2017

Sat, 02 Sep 2017 14:30
Large henry speight wallabies training 800

NEWS: Flying wing Henry Speight was crowned Brett Robinson Player's Player of the Year at the traditional Brumby Ball on Saturday as the Brumbies celebrated the 2017 Super Rugby season.

The explosive Fijian wide-man ran in seven tries during the campaign and was an instrumental part of head coach Stephen Larkham's attacking plan as the Brumbies topped the Australian Conference Championship for the second successive year.
Speight, who was also an ever-present during the June Test series that encompassed Wallabies international matches against Fiji, Scotland and Italy, was one of only two players to play every single match of the 2017 Super Rugby season, the other being flyhalf Wharenui Hawera.
His seven tries included a memorable double against the Waratahs in Sydney where his second of the game, a magnificent solo effort from deep inside his own half, was short-listed for try of the season.
Ever-improving prop Allan Alaalatoa came away with the Best Forward gong at the Awards function, beating off some stiff competition to take the trophy. The prop's performances in 2017 were marked by a consistency not seen before and he continues to make a positive impression at both franchise and international level.
Scrumhalf Joe Powell was named Best Back, culminating an incredible rise for the No.9 who began the season as first choice scrumhalf following the injury sustained by Tomas Cubelli in a pre-season friendly.
Powell was included in every matchday squad, apart from the final round fixture against the Chiefs, and gained his first international cap when he came off the bench against Fiji in Sydney.
The Shawn MacKay Most Outstanding New Talent Award was claimed by flyhalf Wharenui Hawera who signed for the franchise from Southland Stags at the start of the season. Hawera settled into the playmaker role with alacrity and ended the season with 122 points to his name.
Meanwhile, Tom Cusack was presented with the Community Player of the Year Award for his dedication in visiting and promoting local causes.
There was a close-run race between three stars for the 2017 Stallion of the Year, Supporters' Choice award with scrumhalf Joe Powell coming out on top collecting the prize for an outstanding 2017 Super Rugby campaign. Joe pocketed 21 percent of the votes, a mere two percent ahead of his closest challenger.
Departing coach Stephen Larkham was presented with the Gary Quinlivan Award. The Award is presented to a person or organisation who has given outstanding service to the franchise over an extended period and the voting panel were in unanimous agreement that Bernie was a more than worthy winner given his unparalleled and dedicated service to the Brumbies as a player and coach.
Award Winners:
Brett Robinson Players' Player: Henry Speight
Best Forward: Allan Alaalatoa
Best Back: Joe Powell
Shawn Mackay Most Outstanding New Talent: Wharenui Hawera
Stallion of The Year, Supporters Choice Award: Joe Powell
Community Player: Tom Cusack
Gary Quinlivan Award: Stephen Larkham


There are currently no matches being played
Fri, 23 March 2018
Connacht v Edinburgh 19h35 Sportsground
Dragons v Cheetahs 19h35 Rodney Parade
Glasgow Warriors v Zebre 19h35 Scotstoun
Bath v Exeter Chiefs 19h45 Recreation Ground
Sat, 24 March 2018
Sunwolves v Chiefs 04h15 Tokyo
Hurricanes v Highlanders 06h35 Wellington
Kings v Treviso 13h00 Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium
Sale Sharks v Worcester Warriors 15h00 AJ Bell Stadium
Saracens v Harlequins 15h00 London
London Irish v Gloucester 15h00 Madejski Stadium
Cardiff Blues v Ulster 15h15 Cardiff Arms Park
Stormers v Reds 15h15 Newlands
Munster v Scarlets 17h30 Thomond Park
Newcastle Falcons v Northampton Saints 17h30 Kingston Park
Ospreys v Leinster 19h35 Liberty Stadium
Jaguares v Lions 19h40 Estadio Jose Amalfitani
Sun, 25 March 2018
Leicester Tigers v Wasps 15h00 Welford Road
Fri, 30 March 2018
Chiefs v Highlanders 06h35 Hamilton
Rebels v Hurricanes 08h45 Melbourne
Fri, 23 March 2018
Rebels v Sharks 46 | 14
Crusaders v Bulls 34 | 14
Mon, 19 March 2018
Wits v NWU-Pukke 31 | 35
CUT-Ixias v UCT-Ikeys 23 | 30
UP-Tuks v UJ 30 | 30
Shimlas v NMMU-Madibaz 28 | 22
Sun, 18 March 2018
Waratahs v Rebels 51 | 27
Sat, 17 March 2018
Jaguares v Reds 7 | 18
Wales v France 14 | 13
Lions v Sunwolves 40 | 38
England v Ireland 15 | 24
Stormers v Blues 37 | 20
Italy v Scotland 27 | 29
Brumbies v Sharks 24 | 17
Highlanders v Crusaders 25 | 17
Pool AU
Team P W D L Pts
Rebels 5 4 0 1 20
Reds 4 3 0 1 12
Waratahs 4 2 1 1 10
Brumbies 4 2 0 2 8
Sunwolves 4 0 0 4 2
Pool NZ
Team P W D L Pts
Crusaders 5 3 0 2 15
Highlanders 3 3 0 0 13
Hurricanes 3 2 0 1 10
Chiefs 3 2 0 1 8
Blues 4 1 0 3 6
Pool SA
Team P W D L Pts
Lions 5 4 0 1 19
Stormers 5 2 0 3 9
Sharks 5 1 1 5 9
Bulls 5 1 0 4 5
Jaguares 4 1 0 3 4