Siya Kolisi has been named the SA Rugby Player of the Year for 2021.
This after the popular Springbok captain garnered the most votes for his performances during a tough season. He becomes the first Bok captain since Jean de Villiers in 2013 to win the top award.
The 30-year-old was named the MTN Springbok of the Lions Series and was the only Springbok to play all 13 Tests last year. This included a stunning play to bring home the 2-1 win over the British and Irish Lions. He also headed the team to a nail-biting victory against the over the All Blacks in the Rugby Championship tournament.
The Springboks itself was named Team of the Year.
Other winners :
Young Player of the Year: Aphelele Fassi from the Sharks
Springbok Women’s Player of the Year: Lusanda Dumke
Springbok Sevens Player of the Year: Ronald Brown
Junior Springbok Player of the Year: Henco van Wyk
Coach of the Year: Jake White (Vodacom Bulls)
Currie Cup Premier Division Player of the Year: Elrigh Louw (Vodacom Bulls)
Currie Cup First Division Player of the Year: Dylan Maart (Boland Kavaliers)
Provincial Women’s Player of the Year: Lusanda Dumke (Border Ladies)
Test Try of the Year: Cheslin Kolbe – Springboks v British & Irish Lions (third Test)