Cape Town - Following an enthralling nine rounds on this year's HSBC Sevens World Series, the season came to a climax at Twickenham, with New Zealand rounding off their campaign with two trophies.
According to the IRB website, while Samisoni Viriviri collected the IRB Sevens Player of the Year 2014 award after an impressive season for Fiji, there was cause for celebration among others as awards for the first-ever rookie of the year, fair play and the infamous 'Dream Team' were given out.
Viriviri also collected the top try scorer accolade, amassing no fewer than 52 tries across the season, 19 ahead of his closest rival, New Zealand's Tim Mikkelson.
Viriviri was also named in the second IRB Sevens Dream Team, alongside New Zealand's Scott Curry and captain DJ Forbes, Australia's Cameron Clark, Justin Geduld of South Africa and Canada's captain John Moonlight and Phil Mack.
In a Series first, a rookie of the year was also named, for a player playing in his first season on the circuit, voted for by the fans and rubber-stamped by the TV commentators. The winner, unsurprisingly, a member of the successful 12-time champions the All Blacks Sevens - Ambrose Curtis.
Scotland were the winners of the fair play award.
IRB Sevens Dream Team (ww.irb.com)