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SA Player of the year finalists named


The ten finalists for the prestigious SARU Rugby Player of the Year 2012 have been finalised, following a new public consultation process in conjunction with the votes of rugby media.

The rugby public nominated and voted for players on the Springboks’ Facebook page (www.facebook.com/springboks) and will now have a decisive say in determining which of the ten top-rated players will be crowned on 1 November, when the SARU Rugby Player of the Year Awards Function is held in Cape Town.

The public are urged to use this platform again and vote for the player they feel has achieved most in the 2012 South African rugby season. Voting closes on Wednesday, 24 October at noon.

The ten finalists (in alphabetical order) are: Willem Alberts, Keegan Daniel, Bismarck du Plessis, Jannie du Plessis, Eben Etzebeth, Bryan Habana, Elton Jantjies, Siya Kolisi, Pat Lambie and JP Pietersen.

Voting for other categories in the annual showpiece has now closed and SARU would like to thank the fans who participated in this venture. Public participation in the naming of winners in six categories was used for the first time this year.

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  1. Bismarck even though he didn’t play the whole year and JPP was great before he also got injured.

    Habana really made some big statements towards the end of the year.

  2. Morne – do you know who was the nominees in the other categories? dont know how i missed those announcements and voting….

    I still am not happy about Marcell not being in the group. And I do not really think Jannie and Pat should be there either.

    But my choice would be Bis / Eben / K-Dawg / JPP

  3. Reply to Mug Punters Organisation of South Africa @ 4:01 am:

    Please name these defensive lapses in 2012… and do not include any instances where he goes for the ball when faced with 3 defenders and an overlap…

    Habs or Eben will get it this year… and rightly so… but it must be said that for once I’d like to see an unsung hero, someone who has been performing in the trenches and not many realise just how vital a cog he is and with no immediate quality back-up… Jannie Du PLessis…

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