WP salute Luke Watson

2009-11-03 22:17

Cape Town - Luke Watson was on Tuesday night honoured for his excellent season at Western Province when he was named as the rugby union’s best forward and players’ player of the year at their annual prize giving.

Watson has already joined up with English club side Bath. On Monday night he was named as South Africa's Currie Cup player of the year.

Province's new Springbok centre, Juan de Jongh, was named as the most promising senior player, while fullback Joe Pietersen was named best back of the season.

The award-winners:

Women’s player of the year: Chantel Siechers

Best under-19 back: Louis Schreuder

Best under-19 forward: Nizaam Carr

Best under-21 back: Tim Whitehead

Best under-21 forward: Martin Muller

Most promising senior player: Juan de Jongh

Best forward: Luke Watson

Best back: Joe Pietersen

Club player of the year: Clinton van Rensburg

Players’ player of the year: Luke Watson



  • Vic J - 2009-11-03 22:35

    Lets be honest. He realy got most of us all reved up. Not only his back ground but the Luke puke story was the pits. But all credit, he put all this behind him and put his money where his mouth is and delivered the goods and had a good season.

  • Deonic - 2009-11-04 00:34

    Well said Vic J. Somehow I think we have not seen the end of Luke. He was certainly an inspiration for the WP Team as far as rugby is concerned. One of the better captains in the country. We, the WP supporters salute you Luke.

  • semperfimamba - 2009-11-04 05:52

    Good for Luke, y'all in RSA need to get over his comments...he's an awsome player and he has his opinion like you all do right? But some of the things i read y'all call him are just plain nasty....but hey he's gone now, you can see for y'selfs that his teammates black and white selected him as their player of the year.

  • Mark - 2009-11-04 06:13

    Vic, couldnt agree with you more. He had an awesome season.

  • Luke fan - 2009-11-04 06:23

    Well done Luke. To be the Players' player of the year shows how great you are. I salute you and compliment you on your mental fitness. The media grind you and you just stand up and play your game.

  • bev - 2009-11-04 06:46

    Congratulations & Well Done Luke may you go from strength to strength in your Rugby Career. All the best in Bath & we hope to see you playing for WP some time in the near future. We (Hubby & I) will miss you on the playing fields, especially Newlands.

  • JohanP - 2009-11-04 07:12

    This is a joke....... WP lost the Curie Cup due to non existent discipline ( plenty x penalties, for the people short of memory). It is the Captains responsibility to maintain discipline. However, a man with no discipline cannot enforce discipline, How can a captain be a man of no discipline ? well.. thats why WP is where they are. (This has got nothing to do with his playing skills)

  • Joan - 2009-11-04 07:24

    Well done Luke, you deserve it.

  • Os - 2009-11-04 07:28

    Yes he picked his game up he'll probably be like Michael Catt who came back playing for England I wonder what the anti colonialists will say then. There are plenty of exciting players of colour coming thru who want to wear the Bok jersey.

  • JohnRugga - 2009-11-04 07:46

    Getting a player's player of the year award in your Provincial team after Morne' got the 'real' one is like kissing your sister. Enjoy Bath (and please stay there)

  • Did - 2009-11-04 07:49

    I wonder why Luke Watson not selected for springbok????N39

  • Oom Koos - 2009-11-04 07:52

    As kyk na die weglating van Joe Pietersen, Tiaan Liebenberg en veral ysterman Willem Alberts, voel ek ook lus om te kots op die springboktrui wat goedkoop gemaak word deur regstellende aksie

  • Birgit Bosch - 2009-11-04 08:23

    Watching you on that field this season was Great, I haven't seen my team so fired up in so long, I would also like to say you are a fantastic Captain. Congrats Luke, you deserve it. GOOD LUCK in Bath. You better come home soon, I'm going to miss you.

  • Madoda - 2009-11-04 09:35


  • Zee - 2009-11-06 12:24

    Well done boytjie, thoroughly deserved!! We will miss you!

  • Elizabeth - 2009-11-19 19:34

    Luke, ons gaan jou baie mis. Dankie vir wat jy vir ons in WP beteken het. Dit was so lekker om jou te sien speel. Jou passie en erns en deursettingsvermoe is inspirerend. Geniet Bath, maar kom asseblief terug.

  • VINCENT - 2010-03-22 15:40

    Congrats Luke, I salute you. WP rugby will be the poorer, not to mention SA rugby. This comes from a anti SA rugby supporter.

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