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Mighty Malcolm Marx is South African rugby’s best

Malcolm Marx was named South African Rugby’s best player of 2017, just days after he also scooped the top award as the Lions’s player of 2017.

Marx was also named South Africa’s Young Player of the Year and Super Rugby Player of the Year.

The World Series Champion Blitzboks won Team of the Year and BlitzBoks’s coach Neil Powell was voted coached of the year.


SA Rugby Player of the Year: Malcolm Marx

Other nominees: Eben Etzebeth, Siya Kolisi, Jaco Kriel, Jan Serfontein

SA Rugby Young Player of the Year: Malcolm Marx

Other nominees: Curwin Bosch, Jean-Luc du Preez, Warrick Gelant, Damian Willemse

Team of the Year: Springbok Sevens

Other nominees: Lions, Western Province

Coach of the Year: Neil Powell

Other nominees: Johan Ackermann, John Dobson

Springbok Sevens Player of the Year: Rosko Specman

Other nominees: Chris Dry, Werner Kok

Junior Springbok Player of the Year: Juarno Augustus

Other nominees: Curwin Bosch, Damian Willemse

Super Rugby Player of the Tournament: Malcolm Marx (Lions)

Other nominees: Jaco Kriel, Franco Mostert (both Lions)

Currie Cup Premier Division Player of the Year: Warrick Gelant (Blue Bulls)

Other nominees: Nizaam Carr, Robert du Preez (both Western Province)

Currie Cup First Division Player of the Year: Jaun Kotze (Griffons)

Other nominees: Tertius Maarman (Griffons), Jeandré Rudolph (Leopards)

SuperSport Rugby Challenge Player of the Year: Craig Barry (Western Province)

Other nominees: Enver Brandt (Griquas), Shaun Reynolds (Golden Lions XV)

Craven Week Player of the Tournament : Sanele Nohamba (KwaZulu-Natal)

Referee of the Year: Jaco Peyper

Women’s Achiever of the Year: Babalwa Latsha (Western Province)

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