Get Newsletter

SA coaches miss out on top award

AWARDS: Munster’s Graham Rowntree has been voted United Rugby Championship Coach of the Season.

ADVERTISEMENT

Having led Munster to URC glory last season, the Englishman has followed that up with another excellent run of form post-Christmas, leading his side to 11 wins in a row.

Munster finished top of the table during the regular season and reached this year’s semifinal of the URC.

The Irish province suffered a 10-17 defeat to Franco Smith’s Glasgow Warriors in Limerick last weekend.

Meanwhile, Director of Rugby Jake White led the Bulls to their second Final in three years with a 25-20 win over Leinster.

The Coach of the Season is voted for by the league’s head coaches with Rowntree receiving the recognition from his peers.

Only one prize now remains to be announced with the Players’ Player of the Season set to be revealed on Thursday.

URC Awards Winners 2023-24:

Tackle Machine: Alessandro Izekor (Benetton)
Turnover King: Jamie Ritchie (Edinburgh)
Golden Boot: Chris Smith (Bulls)
Top Try-Scorer: Johnny Matthews (Glasgow Warriors)
Ironman Award: Shane Daly (Munster)
Next-Gen Player of the Season: Jack Crowley (Munster)
Try of the Season: Aphelele Fassi (Sharks)
Innovation Award: Benetton
URC Player of the Season: Sanele Nohamba (Lions)
Coach of the Season: Graham Rowntree (Munster)

ADVERTISEMENT

URC Elite XV 2023/24: 15 Warrick Gelant (Stormers), 14 Jordan Larmour (Leinster), 13 Sione Tuipulotu (Glasgow Warriors), 12 Alex Nankivell (Munster), 11 Kurt-Lee Arendse (Bulls), 10 Jack Crowley (Munster), 9 John Cooney (Ulster), 8 Cameron Hanekom (Bulls), 7 Elrigh Louw (Bulls), 6 Jamie Ritchie (Edinburgh), 5 Ruan Nortjé (Bulls), 4 Tadhg Beirne (Munster), 3 Wilco Louw (Bulls), 2 Akker van der Merwe (Bulls), 1 Ox Nche (Sharks)

In this episode of Walk the Talk, Jim Hamilton chats with double World Cup winner Damian de Allende about all things Springbok rugby, including RWC2023 and the upcoming Ireland series. Watch now for free on RugbyPass TV

Join free

Scotland vs USA | U20 Trophy Final | Full Match Replay

Boks Office | Episode 15 | Extreme Golf Special

Embedded 2024 | England | Episode 4

Before They Make It | South Africa

Before They Make It | England

Aotearoa Rugby Podcast | Episode 22

Women's Six Nations winner to Paris Olympic sevens for Team GB | Ellie Kildunne | Stronger Than You Think | S3 Ep 2

Walk the Talk | Brodie Retallick | The King of the Skies

Write A Comment