Three boss groups are competing for the desired Team of the Year Award at the current year’s Steinlager Rugby Awards – consecutive Rugby World Cup victors the All Blacks, the World Champion New Zealand Under-20 group, and Super Rugby champions the Highlanders.
The champ will be uncovered at the Steinlager Rugby Awards on Friday 11 December.
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Accomplishment crosswise over rugby is commended at the yearly honors. This year remarkable volunteers and club stalwarts from Stokes Valley, Pakuranga and Feilding will rub shoulders with New Zealand’s best in class rugby players, refs and champion players crosswise over sevens and national and provincial rivalries. The Steinlager Salver Award perceiving a man’s outstanding commitment to New Zealand rugby will likewise be declared on the night.
This year World Rugby Player of the Year Dan Carter, the most recent Test centurion, Ma’a Nonu, and partners Dane Coles and Ben Smith are altogether assigned for the Kelvin R Tremain Player of the Year Award.
Smith’s electric shape for the Highlanders sees the vivacious halfback additionally procure a gesture for Investec Super Rugby Player of the Year.
He’s competing for that grant with partner and initial five-eighth Lima Sopoaga whose astounding season saw him gain an All Blacks top, and clamoring Hurricanes bolt James Broadhurst who additionally made his All Blacks make a big appearance this year.
It has been a champion year for three of New Zealand’s best mentors who are assigned for Coach of the Year. Under Steve Hansen’s watch the All Blacks left a mark on the world with consecutive World Cup triumphs, held their main world positioning for the 6th straight year and lost only one match.
Two previous All Blacks make up the other two assignments – Highlanders Head Coach Jamie Joseph is named in the wake of taking the group to their first ever Investec Super Rugby title. Scott Robertson is perceived for controlling Canterbury to their seventh ITM Cup win and engineering New Zealand’s triumph at the World Rugby Under 20 Championship in Italy.
Ladies’ rugby likewise delighted in an outstanding year. The Black Ferns commanded the Super Series in Canada, clearing aside the hosts, World Champions England and the USA. The New Zealand Women’s Sevens group met all requirements for Rio 2016 and anchored their third progressive Women’s Series title.