Goosen named best Top 14 player

2016-10-11 07:31
Johan Goosen (Gallo)

Paris - Versatile South African Johan Goosen was named by his peers as the best player in the Top 14 for the 2015/16 season at an annual prize-giving ceremony for the French rugby championship on Monday.

The Racing 92 man, who can operate at fullback, centre and flyhalf, beat out New Zealand star and team-mate Dan Carter and Fijian Josua Tuisova of Toulon to take the honour at the "Nuit De Rugby" (Night of Rugby).

"I wasn't expecting it. When I look at the other names... Dan... no need to say anything more," said Goosen, 24.

"And as for Josua, he had a great season, so I take this award with great humility."

Racing, who won the Top 14 last season, also took the award for best coaching team for Laurent Travers, Laurent Labit and Ronan O'Gara.

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