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Ten up for top SARU award

2012-10-17 14:47

Cape Town - The 10 finalists for the prestigious SARU Rugby Player of the Year 2012 have been finalised, following a new public consultation process in conjunction with the votes of rugby media.

The rugby public nominated and voted for players on the Springboks’ Facebook page (www.facebook.com/springboks) and will now have a decisive say in determining which of the 10 top-rated players will be crowned on November 1, when the SARU Rugby Player of the Year Awards Function is held in Cape Town.

The public are urged to use this platform again and vote for the player they feel has achieved most in the 2012 South African rugby season. Voting closes on Wednesday, October 24 at noon.

The 10 finalists (in alphabetical order) are:

Willem Alberts
Keegan Daniel
Bismarck du Plessis
Jannie du Plessis
Eben Etzebeth
Bryan Habana
Elton Jantjies
Siya Kolisi
Pat Lambie
JP Pietersen

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Comments
  • tumisang.kolobe - 2012-10-17 14:55

    Siya Kolisi should be awarded!!

      macziekpk - 2012-10-17 15:13

      What a pathetic list of players. Zane Kirchner is the real winner

      bakkies.botha.39 - 2012-10-17 15:22

      Eben sal dit kry!!

      blou.johnny - 2012-10-17 16:14

      ...Morne Steyn moet dit kry....

      squeegee.pilot - 2012-10-17 17:12

      Ah, News24 has provided food for the Trolls. Watch how provincialism and race top everything...

      arthur.j.ware - 2012-10-17 17:54

      I think Kolisi should get super rugby player of the year but not SA player of the year, he didn't play for boks and spent nearly the hole second halfe of season injured

  • Lizzylou.Malan - 2012-10-17 14:56

    Funny how MH leaves out some of these players but continues with guys who dont feature much in their own Unions

      macziekpk - 2012-10-17 15:14

      Lizzy those sandwiches aren't going to make themselves

      macziekpk - 2012-10-17 15:28

      Joe Ma I agree. Thank you for bringing some sense to this kenners rugby discussion

      bakkies.botha.39 - 2012-10-17 15:42

      So dom soos grond

      press.enter.12 - 2012-10-17 17:10

      Now we await the list of guys that do not feature much at their own unions with whom HM is continuing . . . . . . after the sandwiches . . . .. .

  • reinart4 - 2012-10-17 14:58

    Bryan Habana absolutely deserves that!

      macziekpk - 2012-10-17 15:14

      By Bryan you mean Zane and Habana you mean Kirchner

      nicolaas.geldenhuys - 2012-10-18 14:28

      Wat de hel is fout met jou? Ek neem aan jy an Zane pyp mekaar ook seker in die aande.

      justin.hemming.94 - 2012-10-18 14:35

      What r u smoking. He single handedly blew our chances against the AB's. Got white line fever once, missed one tackle resulting in a try, and went for the intercept on another also resulting in a try. A potential 21 point turn around! I'm no Stormer - but Etsebeth deserves it, and makes one wonder what all the fuss about Bakkies was over the years.

  • reinie.brandt - 2012-10-17 15:03

    Daniels

      macziekpk - 2012-10-17 15:16

      WTF is Daniels? Is the S silent?

  • seanread.crisp - 2012-10-17 15:04

    Etzebeth, Kolisi, Pietersen or Habs

      macziekpk - 2012-10-17 15:16

      Kirchner has been robbed

      bakkies.botha.39 - 2012-10-17 15:23

      ANd MS!!!

      macziekpk - 2012-10-17 15:29

      Morne has been overlooked due to politics

      press.enter.12 - 2012-10-17 17:11

      This looks like a list Sport24 would put together . . . . .

      sponge.plank - 2012-10-17 17:39

      Hahahaha those guys were overlooked due to the fact that they SUCK!!

  • stephen.braxtonhicks - 2012-10-17 15:05

    None of these worthy. Morne Steyn

      macziekpk - 2012-10-17 15:16

      I agree Or Kirchner

      bakkies.botha.39 - 2012-10-17 15:27

      EK stem!!! Hougard, Chilly, CJ Stander, JJ, Zane, Morne, Spies!!!!

      macziekpk - 2012-10-17 15:39

      Or Dewald, Steggman, Ndungane, Wepener, Dean Peoples Elbow Greyling

      blou.johnny - 2012-10-17 16:05

      ...yip... ..man of the match Morne Steyn... ...should be Player of the Year...

      nicolaas.geldenhuys - 2012-10-18 14:27

      Goeie etter jul klomp bulle is retarded. Het julle nie werk nie? Of trol jul heeldag net hier rond? Pateties as jy my vra.

      chrisin.oz.1 - 2012-10-19 04:01

      And this should explain why all these idiots believe their team is the flagship of SA Rugby.

  • sebastian.debeer.1 - 2012-10-17 15:07

    Siya Kolisi deserves it

      macziekpk - 2012-10-17 15:17

      It's spelled Zane Kirchner

      arthur.j.ware - 2012-10-17 18:00

      I think Kolisi should get super rugby player of the year but not SA player of the year, he didn't play for boks and spent nearly the hole second halfe of season injured

  • wesley.rousseau.58 - 2012-10-17 15:12

    should be called Sharks player of the year

      macziekpk - 2012-10-17 15:18

      That is why Zane and Morne are not there. Totally biased award

  • melt.esterhuizen - 2012-10-17 15:17

    Geen Bull? Sharks 6, WP -3, Lions 1 en G-E-E-N Bull? Wat gaan Suster Spies, Blou aap en kie hiervan se? O ja vergeet.....dit is die ref se skuld!!!!!!! Aan die 10 baie geluk dit is n eer. Mag die beste man die toekenning ontvang. Jammer Bismarck en JP was so lank beseer in hulle afwesigheid sal ek Brian of Eben kies.

      stephen.braxtonhicks - 2012-10-17 15:49

      11 yr cupless All I'd like to say

      chrisin.oz.1 - 2012-10-19 04:05

      melt. You should have known what they will say. It's not as if they have enything else to say. Dowwe paramedic can only say something about 11 years because he can not think of one single Bull player to add to the list.

  • pierre.muller.54540 - 2012-10-17 15:18

    Eben moet beslis wen.. Een van die beste speler ter wereld die jaar.

      blou.johnny - 2012-10-17 16:01

      ...thug....

      macziekpk - 2012-10-17 16:19

      ...vuilgat...

  • leonard.bulle - 2012-10-17 15:21

    Sal beslis 'n kwota speler wees, kyk wat gebeur met die Lions omdat hulle te min sulke spelers het.

      chrisin.oz.1 - 2012-10-19 04:06

      caravan, in daai geval dink ek Wallaby Hougaard sal dit kry. Steyn het darem hard probeer selfs al is hy useless.

  • Delacruise01 - 2012-10-17 15:21

    Willem Alberts (Yes, Most definitely a contender, had a very consistent season and almost always made an impact on the game) Keegan Daniels (No, Not enough consist performances) Bismarck (No, If he wasn't injured halfway through the season,Yes) Jannie (NO!! He just doesn't belong on this list at all) Eben Etzebeth (Yes, Great season) Bryan Habana (Yes, Back to his old self) Elton Jantjies (No, Not a bad player but not worthy of number 1 this year) Siya Kolisi (No, If only he did not get injured I would have given him a Yes) Pat Lambie (No, Wasn't good enough this year) JP Pietersen (No, One game he is everywhere and in the next 3 games he is nowhere to be seen) I would say its its between Willem and Eben

      bakkies.botha.39 - 2012-10-17 16:58

      Nee tjom jy is op die verkeerde planeet!!!

      squeegee.pilot - 2012-10-17 17:15

      Habana had a perfect end of season. Between himand WIllem with Eben a possible outsider.

      chrisin.oz.1 - 2012-10-19 04:10

      Squeegee. I'd say it's between Eben and Habana with Alberts the outsider. Alberts started off with a bang, but got quiter with every game. He was totally overshadowed by Vermeulen and Louw in the last two tests. It could be that he shined in the games before Louw and Vermeulen joined, because the other two loose forwards were nowhere to be seen.

  • danie.kroezen.14 - 2012-10-17 15:25

    The photo says it all!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Eben Etzebeth

      blou.johnny - 2012-10-17 15:59

      ...thug... ...hooligan....

      bakkies.botha.39 - 2012-10-17 16:07

      Thug en vuilgat!!!!!

  • francie.potgieter - 2012-10-17 15:39

    Bismarck du Plessis for the winner.

      bakkies.botha.39 - 2012-10-17 16:01

      Die ou wat 3 games gespeel het?????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????

      chrisin.oz.1 - 2012-10-19 04:11

      Jy moet versigtig wees dat die kwyl nie so op jou keybord drup nie en van die sleutels laat vashaak nie.

  • jacques.duplessis.566148 - 2012-10-17 15:50

    Dit kan net Etzebeth of JP Petersen wees. Jannie du Plessis WTFF!!!!!!!

      marius.vanwyk.5621 - 2012-10-17 16:03

      Het JP ooit rugga gespeel die jaar?

  • blou.johnny - 2012-10-17 15:51

    ...Etzebeth = thug... ...Banana = pensioner... ...Lambie = overrated midget....

      jacques.duplessis.566148 - 2012-10-17 15:57

      Ja se seker so omdat nie 1 Bulls speler genomineer is nie. Wel so sleg soos hulle speel is ek nie verbaas nie. Hul kon die hele WP en Natal spanne genomineer het.

      chrisin.oz.1 - 2012-10-19 04:13

      Cheeky Watson. He did the best in SA Rugby this year and got the most reward for his effort so far.

  • christo.piek.5 - 2012-10-17 15:51

    What about Luke Watson????

      christo.piek.5 - 2012-10-17 15:52

      Pappa Cheeky is not going to be happy about this!!

  • P.J. - 2012-10-17 16:02

    JP , Eben or Willem. But JP may loose out because he played so little international games.

  • Sammy Willow - 2012-10-17 16:03

    jp even though he was injured but he had the best year when he was playing

      macziekpk - 2012-10-17 16:07

      Unlike Morne and Zane Kirchner, the two Ironmen of SA rugby, never injured

  • denese.newby - 2012-10-17 16:13

    maziekpk - 60% Sharks!!!!!!!!! The best list!!! All the BRAINS !!!!!!!!! 30% WP - good choice - 10% Lions - good choice. Somebody - or quite a few bodies KNEW what they were talking about when they made that list. Class players - all of them!

      bakkies.botha.39 - 2012-10-17 16:18

      Jy gaan hard lag as die manne van PTA julle saterdag opfk!!!!

      stephen.braxtonhicks - 2012-10-17 16:23

      @denese Kom soen bietjie my eekhoring

      gareth.flook - 2012-10-17 16:35

      Hey Bakkies retard, you'll eat your words u retard!

  • trevor.jooste - 2012-10-17 16:21

    Jp please do me a favor most over rated player ever

      bakkies.botha.39 - 2012-10-17 17:00

      JA!!!!!!!!!!

  • sponge.plank - 2012-10-17 17:37

    Hahahahahaha No Bulls! What a great list of players!!

  • sponge.plank - 2012-10-17 17:48

    Think we've finally found the Bulls version of Isak Visser in macziekpk - a couple of first class morons with low class IQs

  • suidlander.vanwyk - 2012-10-17 19:03

    No NO thei list is wrong, Luke Watson should be in there or Eben should win this then

  • martin.holtzhausensnr.9 - 2012-10-18 10:22

    Eben is the best rugby player since Frik Du Preez. He deseve that and Keegan must be selected Springbok captain now for the next 8 years...have never let a team down and is a brilliant captain.

      chrisin.oz.1 - 2012-10-19 04:15

      Keegan can't let any team down, becuse he is never there. I can't remember him ever run on to the field for the Boks.

  • martin.holtzhausensnr.9 - 2012-10-18 10:26

    Bakkies vir een keer is jy reg! Eben is loshande die wenner met ons volgende Springbok kaptein Keegan 2 de. Heineke moet nou die visie he en besef Keegan is die mees stabiele en eerlikste speler wat n gebore kaptein is.Ek is glad nie n Sharks supporter maar feite is Keegan moet nou kaptein gemaak word.

      chrisin.oz.1 - 2012-10-19 04:16

      Ek hoop regtig jy is sarkasties.

  • barry.niekerk - 2012-10-18 11:40

    rt

  • kagiso.k.seleka - 2012-10-18 11:42

    JP Pietersen!

  • steven.hart.3760 - 2012-10-18 14:28

    Eben or Keagan, Eben playing Springboks before curry cup, Keagan for outstanding leadership qualities.

  • jp.steynvaardt - 2012-10-18 17:51

    Keegan Daniel the surprising front runner at this stage! Awesome player!!!!

      chrisin.oz.1 - 2012-10-19 06:39

      What planet are you from?

  • Nighthawk.Wild - 2012-10-18 20:11

    Now where is the real top 10 list?

      chrisin.oz.1 - 2012-10-19 04:19

      Ask maaksiek and all his furry pink friends. I think they will nominate the following, which might fit better with your pink world: Wallaby Hougaard Turnstile Steyn Pierre Spiertjies Dommer-as-'n-deurknop Greyling Takhaar Potgieter Takhaar Potgieter (die ander een) Naas Nik-naks Bang-gat Kruger Flop vd Merwe

  • chrisin.oz.1 - 2012-10-19 03:58

    All of them worthy of their nomination, except Keegan Daniel. He din't really do anything this year.

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