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Etzebeth on centre stage

2012-10-24 17:30

Cape Town - The rise of young Springbok lock Eben Etzebeth was confirmed on Wednesday when he was nominated in three categories for the prestigious South African Rugby Union (SARU) Rugby Player of the Year Awards, which take place here on Thursday, November 1.

The nominations cap a dream year for Etzebeth, who celebrates his 21st birthday next week. He starred for the Stormers in Super Rugby before making his Springbok debut against England in Durban in June. On Saturday he will represent Western Province in the Currie Cup final.

Etzebeth has been nominated in the categories for SARU Rugby Player of the Year, Young Player of the Year and Super Rugby Player of the Year, following consistently outstanding performances for the Springboks, Stormers and Western Province in 2012.

Five players have been nominated in two categories - Keegan Daniel and JP Pietersen (both nominated for SARU Rugby Player and Super Rugby Player of the Year), Marcell Coetzee (Super Rugby and Young Player of the Year), as well as Elton Jantjies and Raymond Rhule (both nominated for Young Player and Currie Cup Premier Division Player of the Year).

The final two nominations in the category for SARU Rugby Player of the Year are Pat Lambie, who was voted Young Player of the Year in 2011, and veteran Springbok wing and two-time winner (2005 and 2007) Bryan Habana, who extended his try-scoring record in Tests to 47 this year after some great displays in the green and gold.

KwaZulu-Natal’s impressive season is reflected in nominations for Team of the Year, with both Sharks teams (Super Rugby and Currie Cup) nominated. They are up against the Junior Springboks, who won the IRB Junior World Championship in South Africa earlier this year, the Stormers, who topped the log in Super Rugby and won the South African conference title, and Currie Cup First Division champions, the EP Kings.

The Coach of the Year will be one of Allister Coetzee (Stormers and Western Province), Pote Human (Griquas), John Plumtree ( Sharks), Alan Solomons (EP Kings) or Dawie Theron (SA Under-20).

For the first time the public were able to vote in the awards, through a voting process on the Springboks’ Facebook page, alongside the country’s rugby media, who traditionally vote for the winners in some of the categories.

Following an extensive voting process amongst various stakeholders, the winners in a number of other categories have already been determined - Craven Week Player of the Tournament, Marriott Referee Award, Women’s Achiever of the Year, SARU National Club Championship Player of the Tournament, SA Under-20 Player of the Year and Springbok Sevens Player of the Year.

The nominees for 2012 are (in alphabetical order):

SARU Rugby Player of the Year:

1.    Keegan Daniel
2.    Eben Etzebeth
3.    Bryan Habana
4.    Pat Lambie
5.    JP Pietersen

Young Player of the Year:

1.    Marcell Coetzee
2.    Eben Etzebeth
3.    Johan Goosen
4.    Elton Jantjies
5.    Raymond Rhule

Team of the Year:

1.    Eastern Province Kings (Currie Cup First Division)
2.    Sharks (Super Rugby)
3.    Sharks (Currie Cup)
4.    South Africa Under-20 (IRB Junior World Championship)
5.    Stormers (Vodacom Super Rugby)

Coach of the Year:

1.    Allister Coetzee (Stormers and Western Province)
2.    Pote Human (Griquas)
3.    John Plumtree (Sharks)
4.    Alan Solomons (EP Kings)
5.    Dawie Theron (SA Under-20)

Super Rugby Player of the Year:

1.    Marcell Coetzee (Sharks)
2.    Keegan Daniel (Sharks)
3.    Bismarck du Plessis (Sharks)
4.    Eben Etzebeth (Stormers)
5.    JP Pietersen (Sharks)

Currie Cup Premier Division Player of the Year:

1.    Deon Fourie (Western Province)
2.    JC Janse van Rensburg (Golden Lions)
3.    Elton Jantjies (Golden Lions)
4.    Louis Ludik (Sharks)
5.    Raymond Rhule (Free State Cheetahs)

Currie Cup First Division Player of the Year:

1.    Hansie Graaff (Griffons)
2.    JW Jonker (Ford Pumas)
3.    Rudi Mathee (Ford Pumas)
4.    Paul Perez (EP Kings)
5.    Luke Watson (EP Kings)

Vodacom Cup Player of the Year:


1.    Marcel Brache (Western Province)
2.    Demetri Catrakilis ( Western Province)
3.    Jaco Kriel (Golden Lions)
4.    Gouws Prinsloo (Sharks XV)
5.    Jan Serfontein (Blue Bulls)
 

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Comments
  • lean.sadie - 2012-10-24 17:35

    Ysterbeth, what a player.

      lean.sadie - 2012-10-24 17:37

      Do my eyes deceive me? Or do I just see 1 Bull mentioned in all of that? Raymond Rhule for CC player of the year, great prospect for the future. Coach is pretty obvious I guess, Plum. Team should be u-20 or sharks.

      blou.johnny - 2012-10-24 17:50

      ...good player... ...only when he is not suspended for being a thug..

      sean.shagley - 2012-10-24 18:31

      @lean 11yr cupless my friend, say no more

      Cameron - 2012-10-24 20:39

      Just like the angel Bakkies ne Blou?

  • annelise.vanderschyff - 2012-10-24 17:42

    Sy oom cliffie is seker oorstelp ken hom baie goed was maar baie stout

      chrisin.oz.1 - 2012-10-25 02:56

      Dowwe paramedic. Jy kort 'n was, roep 'n nurse.

  • blou.johnny - 2012-10-24 17:45

    ....is daar enige toekennings waarvoor hierdie wonderseun nie benoem is nie..? ...miskien moes hy ook benoem gewees het vir Poephol van die jaar... ...want die Aussie Sharp het van hom 'n poephol gemaak... .die wonderseun het nog baie om te leer...

      dewetheima.slabbert - 2012-10-24 17:55

      Agggggg jys bliksems suur.. Seker weer 'n bul... Hy moet vir Nathan nog n honderkeer moer voor hy op Bakkies se vlak is

      reagan.titus.5 - 2012-10-24 18:14

      Arme blou johnny j was seker n weggooi baba want niemand steur hulle aanjou nie etzebeth wen al die titels hierdie jaar ou poephol!!!!!!!!

      tertius.devereaux.1 - 2012-10-24 19:03

      Etzebeth sal net droom om n Bakkies te wees...soos hy droom om n beker te wen

      riaan.crouse1 - 2012-10-24 19:11

      sharp kan bly wees etsebeth het hom net geraak anders het hy no nog aan breinskade gely jo aap

      sean.shagley - 2012-10-24 20:01

      @riaan bwa ha ha Ou mof Etsebeth, foeitog, kan hy 'n werf makou onderstebo head?

      roger.plaatjies.79 - 2012-10-24 22:47

      Blou Bulle het geen nominasies nie, moet nie vergget dat dit die blou bul spelers is wat ons die wedstryde gekos het teen NZ

      chrisin.oz.1 - 2012-10-25 00:22

      Suurgat pink.johnny. Nee ek dink Dommer-as-'n-deurknop-Greyling het dit reeds gewen. Het die toekenning ontvang by die Worst Players Award Ceremony in die parkie daar by Danville. Wallaby Hougaard het die VerDuane Award gekry vir die speler wat die minste gedoen het hierdie jaar. Morne Steyn het die Skydive Award gekry vir die speler wie se career die verste gefreefall het. Nik-naks het die Lead-boot Trophy gekry vir die stadigste, mees skoppende heelagter in die land. Pierre Spiertjies het die Golden Needle award gekry vir die speler met die meeste "beserings". En Juandre het die Mof-award gekry vir die speler wat agter Eben moes wegkruip want hy is bang vir Oupa Sharpe.

  • suidlander.vanwyk - 2012-10-24 18:51

    Yee this fellow has stepped up big time, he should win some awards here no doubt. its amazing how Siya Kolisi has not been nominated for young player when Goosen who was also injured is there, wow

  • sean.shagley - 2012-10-24 18:55

    I fink Etzebeth had too much diesel

  • danie.fick.98 - 2012-10-24 19:36

    Ai,en ou breindood Blou Tril is weer op die site....... idioot

      chrisin.oz.1 - 2012-10-25 00:25

      'n P0ep0l Klap? Is dit wat jou mede pink pansie maatjies jou gereeld gee? Klap, klap, klap......

      lean.sadie - 2012-10-25 04:10

      Née Chris, Pienk koei

  • Stormkaap - 2012-10-24 19:46

    POY Eben Etzebeth YPOY Marcell Coetzee/ Eben Etzebeth CCPY JW Jonker Coach Dawie Theron Bokke u20 CCP Player JC Janse Van Rensburg Vodacom Player Demitri Caterkillis

  • roger.plaatjies.79 - 2012-10-24 22:52

    Wa's Kolhisi dan, hy was die beste losvoorspeler in die Super

  • chrisin.oz.1 - 2012-10-25 00:17

    My predictions are (and we all know just how "accurate" my predictions usually are): Player of the year: Etzebeth Young Player of the Year: Etzebeth Team of the year: SA u/20 (Did Cheeky Watson demand a nomination for the Kings from SARU and the ANC?) Coach of the year: Dawie Theron Super Rugby Player of the Year: Etzebeth CC Prem. Div. Player of the Year: Deon Fourie (just because Etzebeth was not nominated) CC 1st Div. Player of the Year: Puke Watson (Cheeky will make sure and demand that he wins) Vodacom Cup Player of the year: Jan Serfontein. (Because we feel sorry for the Bulls and they need to win at least one thing this decade, and because Etzebeth didn't play Vodacom Cup)

      peester.groenewald - 2012-10-25 01:56

      And dom Duane SARU player of the year? bwa ha ha ha ha Yes we all know how accurate your predictions are

      chrisin.oz.1 - 2012-10-25 02:46

      Ai dowwe paramedic. SuperDuane: IRB Player of the Year. Ek het nog nooit iets gese dat hy SARU player of the year gaan wees nie. Weet jy wat is die verskil tussen SARU en IRB? Kan ek vir jou prentjies teken?

      john.comyn.18 - 2012-10-25 08:48

      Chrisin EP Kings won the 1st div without losing a game. Do you not think they should have a player or two nominated for the 1st div. and are they not the team of the year in the 1st div. having won it. But hey you are right Watson and the ANC stepped in. Jeez you get some idiots on this message board.

  • suidlander.vanwyk - 2012-10-25 07:50

    SARU Rugby Player of the Year: Keegan Daniel or Eben Etzebeth Young Player of the Year: Eben Etzebeth Team of the Year:Eastern Province Kings or South Africa Under-20 Coach of the Year:Dawie Theron (SA Under-20) or Alan Solomons (EP Kings) Super Rugby Player of the Year:Keegan Daniel or Eben Etzebeth Currie Cup First Division Player of the Year: Luke Watson (EP Kings) ( oh what a great Leader)

  • byron.wright.102 - 2012-10-25 08:04

    Glad Keegan Daniel is getting recognition from the fans as he wont get any from HM. Note how he went from an average openside and became a great 8 yet HM plays him at 6 and then drops him.

  • ltjvrensburg - 2012-10-25 08:28

    I'm a big Eben fan but our media must be careful. Remember what happened to Derick Hougaard, the media built him up to be the next Naas Botha and even before the big Brian Lima tackle he's bok career was basically over. I recall he only played a couple of tests under Rudolf Straeuli and everyone including Jorrie Muller got a bok cap under him. So yes it's great that he is doing well but be careful media 24 that you do not destroy this young talent.

  • DrPaulus.Johannes.van.zyl - 2012-10-25 08:56

    Ysterbeth to win all

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