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    Mapimpi cleans up at Sharks awards

    2019-12-04 06:53

    Cape Town - Springbok wing Makazole Mapimpi was the big winner at the Sharks' annual awards event held at Sun Sibaya in Durban on Tuesday evening.

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    Mapimpi, who became the first Springbok to score a try in a Rugby World Cup final when South Africa beat England 32-12 in Yokohama last month, walked away with the three major awards.

    The 29-year-old was named Players' Player of the Year, Fans' Player of the Year and also won the most prestigious Player of the Year award.

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    Mapimpi was also a nominee in the Super Rugby Player of the Year category, alongside Andre Esterhuizen, Daniel du Preez and Lukhanyo Am, with Esterhuizen claiming the honours.

    The Currie Cup Player of the Year award went to Aphelele Fassi, while Jeremy Ward won the Sharks XV Player of the Year award.

    In the juniors, Lunga Ncube was named Sharks Under 19 Player of the Year and Evan Roos Under 21 Player of the Year, with Sanele Nohamba claiming the Breakthrough Player of the Year award.

    Full list of winners:

    Sharks U/19 Player of the Year: Lunga Ncube

    Sharks U/21 Player of the Year: Evan Roos

    Super Rugby Player of the Year: Andre Esterhuizen

    Currie Cup Player of the Year: Aphelele Fassi

    Sharks XV Player of the Year: Jeremy Ward

    Ambassador AwardWinner: Mzamo Majola

    Breakthrough Player of the Year: Sanele Nohamba

    Fans' Player of the Year: Makazole Mapimpi

    Sharks Players' Player of the Year: Makazole Mapimpi

    Sharks Player of the Year: Makazole Mapimpi

    - Compiled by Herman Mostert

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