Bulls' MVP and new kit unveiled
AWARDS: The Blue Bulls Company held their 2018 awards ceremony on Thursday.
RG Snyman was the named the Blue Bulls’ Most Valuable Player (senior player) for the 2018 season, while Jesse Kriel was was recognised as the Super Rugby Player of the Year.
Lodewyk de Jager, Ivan Zyl and Marco van Staden also picked up awards for their performances in Super Rugby.
The Currie Cup Player of the Year award went to Ruan Steenkamp. See all winners below.
Meanwhile, the Bulls also unveiled their kit for the 2019 Super Rugby season.
“The design of the new jersey is inspired by the courageous protectors of Fortress Loftus,” said a media release from the Bulls.
“The key visual design elements on the shirt are a chain mail underlay and panels in shades of blue representing the plates of body armour that protect warriors going into battle. The geometric panels are also arranged to create a graphic illustration of the head of a Bull.
“Furthermore, the Bulls will play their local derbies in a third kit based on a Marvel Comics superhero. This kit will be launched in January.”
U19 Forward of the Year: Janko Swanepoel
U19 Back of the Year: Marnus Potgieter
U19 Players’ Player of the Year: Marnus Potgieter
U19 Player of the Year: Jaco Labuschagne
U21 Forward ofthe Year: JC Pretorius
U21 Back of the Year: Wian van Niekerk
U21 Players’ Player of the Year: Johan Grobbelaar
U21 Player of the Year: Johan Grobbelaar
Challenge Forward of the Year: Abongile Nonkontwana
Challenge Back of the Year: JT Jackson
Challenge Players’ Player of the Year: JT Jackson
Challenge Player of the Year: Earll Douwrie
Currie Cup Forward ofthe Year: Eli Snyman
Currie Cup Back of the Year: Divan Rossouw
Currie Cup Players’ Player of the Year: Ruan Steenkamp
Currie Cup Player of the Year: Ruan Steenkamp
Super Rugby Forward of the Year: Lodewyk de Jager
Super Rugby Back of the Year: Ivan van Zyl
Super Rugby Players’ Player of the Year: Marco van Staden
Super Rugby Player of the Year: Jesse Kriel
Blue Bulls Junior MVP: Johan Grobbelaar
Blue Bulls Senior MVP: RG Snyman
High Performance Employee of the Year: Xander Janse van Rensburg
High Performance Employee of the Year: Divan Strydom
Bulls and Blue Bulls Man of the Year: Johnny Kotze
BBCo Employee of the Year: Heilie Brits
Fans Player of the Year: Handre Pollard