Fri 24 Jun 2022 | 03:42

Roos scoops another award

Roos scoops another award
Fri 24 Jun 2022 | 03:42
Roos scoops another award

NEWS: Stormers No.8 Evan Roos has completed a dream tournament by walking away with the inaugural Player of the United Rugby Championship Season, as part of the annual South African Rugby Union awards.


The 22-year-old Roos, who was part of the Stormers team that won the URC Final in Cape Town last weekend, beat off the challenges from Bulls captain Marcell Coetzee and his teammate Ruan Nortje, Lukhanyo Am (Sharks), Vincent Tshituka (Lions) and Warrick Gelant, another member of the Stormers’ championship-winning side.

The six finalists were decided by a media vote, as well as nominations from the coaching teams of the Springboks and the four participating franchises, and finally a voting process from supporters through digital channels.

Apart from celebrating their first international competition victory with his Stormers teammates, Roos capped a superb season by walking away with three other URC Awards – the Players’ Player of the Season, the Next-Gen Player of the Season, and the Fans’ Player of the Season.

“We are delighted for Evan and this award is well deserved given his form and consistency throughout the competition,” said Springbok coach Jacques Nienaber.

“The fact that he received this honour in a competition featuring some of the best players in the northern hemisphere also shows the depth and quality of players we have in South Africa and especially young players.”

URC Awards Winner List 2021-22

Tackle Machine: Alan O’Connor (Ulster)
Turnover King: Jac Morgan (Ospreys)
Golden Boot: Gareth Anscombe (Ospreys)
Top Try Scorer: Leolin Zas (Stormers)
Ironman: Ruan Nortje (Bulls)
Next-Gen Player of the Season: Evan Roos (Stormers)
Fans’ Player of the Season: Evan Roos (Stormers)
Coach of the Season: Leo Cullen (Leinster)
Players’ Player of the Season: Evan Roos (Stormers)
URC Player of the Season: Evan Roos (Stormers)

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