Carr wins big at WP awards

Nizaam Carr won two awards at the Western Province Rugby Awards evening on Tuesday night.

The 23-year-old loose forward has enjoyed a memorable year with the Stormers and Western Province. Having earned his first start at Super Rugby level earlier this year, Carr has played an integral role in WP's rise to the top of the Currie Cup standings.

His performances haven't gone unnoticed and he was awarded with the MVP award as well as the prestigious Players' Player of the Year Award, which is voted for by his peers.

The season could yet get better for Carr, with Western Province safely through to the Currie Cup semi-finals. He may also have an eye on the Springboks end-of-year tour after recently joining up with Heyneke Meyer's squad ahead of the Test against Australia. 

The other major winners on the night were Duane Vermeulen (Senior Forward of the Year), Damian de Allende (Senior Back of the Year), Michael Rhodes (Most Promising Senior Forward) and Cheslin Kolbe (Most Promising Senior Back).

WP coach Allister Coetzee commended Carr and his fellow award winners for their contributions to Western Province Rugby in 2014.

'Last year, Nizaam was our most promising player and he has stepped up superbly in 2014 – firstly earning a starting place in the Stormers team and then being a standout player for Western Province in the Currie Cup.'

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