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NZ name award nominees

2012-12-10 14:08

Cape Town - The nominees for the New Zealand Steinlager Rugby Awards at the SKY City Convention Centre on Friday, have been released.

According to the allblacks.com website, the nominations for the Kelvin R Tremain Memorial Player of the Year award are 116-Test All Black and captain Richie McCaw, No 8 Kieran Read and centre Conrad Smith. The award was won by Jerome Kaino in 2011 and Kieran Read the year before.

The Tom French Memorial Maori Player of the Year nominations are All Blacks fullback Israel Dagg, loose forward Liam Messam and scrumhalf Aaron Smith. This award was won by scrumhalf Piri Weepu in 2011.

2012 Rugby Awards Nominees

Kel Tremain Memorial Player of the Year:
Richie McCaw
Kieran Read
Conrad Smith

Tom French Memorial Maori Player of the Year:
Israel Dagg
Liam Messam
Aaron Smith

NZRU Women's Player of the Year:
Rawinia Everitt
Fiao'o Fa'amausili
Selica Winiata

Super Rugby Player of the Year:
Craig Clarke (Chiefs)
Aaron Cruden (Chiefs)
Conrad Smith (Hurricanes)

Richard Crawshaw Memorial Sevens Player of the Year:
Tomasi Cama
Tim Mikkelson
Lote Raikabula

NZRU Age Grade Player of the Year:
Jason Emery
Jordan Taufua
Ofa Tu'ungafasi

NZRU Referee of the Year:
Nicky Inwood
Glen Jackson
Chris Pollock

Charles Monro Rugby Volunteer of the Year:
Bill Anderson (Southland)
Jim Lonergan (Auckland)
Ray Watson (Bay of Plenty)

ITM Cup Player of the Year:
Robbie Fruean (Canterbury)
Tim Nanai-Williams (Counties Manukau)
Charles Piutau (Auckland)

Heartland Championship Player of the Year:
Ben Coman (Buller)
Tau Moeke (East Coast)
Peter Rowe (Wanganui)

New Zealand Rugby Coach of the Year:
Steve Hansen (All Blacks)
Dave Rennie (Chiefs)
Gordon Tietjens (All Blacks Sevens)

Team of the Year:
All Blacks
Canterbury
Chiefs

Steinlager Salver
To be announced on the night

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