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DHL WP player awards at annual WPRFU awards evening
19/10/2011
WPRFU held its annual awards evening on Wednesday night at the Kelvin Grove Club.
WPRFU held its annual awards evening on Wednesday night at the Kelvin Grove Club. The event, held in conjunction with Die Burger, CTC Sport and DHL, recognises club performances within the Western Province, and DHL WP professional players who have performed well in 2011.

DHL WP loose forward Nick Koster walked away with the award for “DHL WP Best Forward”, whilst JJ Engelbrecht won the “Players' Player of the Year Award”, an award, voted for by his peers.

The award for “DHL WP Best Backline player” went to Dewaldt Duvenage who, before injury, had a remarkable season, alongside Siya Kolisi, who was awarded the “Most Promising Senior player” trophy.

With both the Province u19 and u21 teams progressing to the semifinals of their respective tournaments, there was a lot of talent to choose from in the Junior Awards categories.

Youngster Rayn Smidt took the “DHL WP u19 Best Forward” award, with teammate Kobus van Wyk chosen as the “DHL WP u19 Best Backline player” and flyhalf Dillyn Leyds as the “Most Promising u19 player”.

In the u21 category, wing Tshotsho Mbovane was the well-deserved winner of the “Best Backline player” award, with flanker Reuben Johannes rewarded for a great season by being selected as the “Best Forward”. Province fullback Heinrich Steyl scooped the award for the “Most Promising u21 player”.

Demetri Catrakilis was recognised as the “Clubs’ Player of the Year”, whilst the “Women’s Player of the Year” went to Andrea Stubbs. Varsity Cup Champions UCT, were awarded the Grand Challenge for the first time since 1992. The DHL WP Disa and WP Amateur teams collected their trophies for winning their National competitions.

Allister Coetzee, commented,” Whilst the job is not quite done yet, this season has already been a remarkable one for WP Rugby at all levels, the team and our supporters. The structures are in place through the ranks and rugby in the province is strong and healthy. Congratulations to all of the winners here tonight.”

Tobie Titus, WPRFU President, added, “Congratulations to all that have achieved here tonight. Rugby in the WP is growing from strength to strength. Investment into the structures and careful foresight and vision will ensure returns into the future.”

Full list of winners

Women Player of the YearAndrea Stubbs
DHL WP most promising U19Dillyn Leyds
DHL WP best back U19Kobus van Wyk
DHL WP best forward U19Rayn Smidt
DHL WP most promising U21Heinrich Steyl
DHL WP best back U21Tshotsho Mbovane
DHL WP best forward U21Reuben Johannes
DHL WP most promising Snr. PlayerSiya Kolisi
DHL WP best backDewaldt Duvenage
DHL WP best forwardNick Koster
Club’s Player of the yearDemetri Catrakilis
Players player of the yearJJ Engelbrecht

Reserve LeagueCPUT – Gardens 4
 Durb-Bell 5
Under 20 Blue Jets A
 UCT B
Premier AUWC A
Premier BKraaifontein A/St. Georges A
Super BNNK A
Super AMaties A

Third League

Paarl RegionAllandale 3
DIV 4Titans 3
DIV 3Caledonian Roses 3
DIV 2All Saints 3
DIV 1Northerns 3
PLBUWC 3
PLAPaarl 3
SLBTygerberg 3
SLAVictorians 3

Second League

Paarl RegionAllandale 2
DIV 4Masiphumelele 2
DIV 3Caledonian Roses 2
DIV 2Blue Stars 2
DIV 1Raithby Univ 2
PLBSir Lowrians 2
PLAGoodwood 2
SLBBellville 2
SLAHamiltons 2

Wom DivBusy Bees
Wom DivMaties
Paarl RegionLower Paarl
DIV 4Masiphumelele
DIV 3Violets
DIV 2Mannenberg Rangers
DIV 1Eersterivier
PLBUWC
PLAGoodwood
SLBTygerberg

Referees Awards

 REFEREES BELLA ROMA SHIELDVillager
 REFEREE OF THE YEARJoey Salmans
DISAWP DISA TEAMWP DISA Team
 WINNERS AMATEUR COMPETITIONWP Amateur Team
 VARSITY CUP UCT
 WP QUALIFYING TEAM CLUB CHAMPSMaties
SLASLA TROPHYUCT


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