• Kriel named Bulls’ MVP

    Jesse Kriel was the big winner at the Vodacom Bulls' awards function on Wednesday.

    Kriel was named the Player of the Year, Super Rugby Players' Player of the Year, and Super Rugby Back of the Year.

    After an outstanding Super Rugby season, Kriel went on to feature for the Boks in 11 Tests this year, which saw him claim the rights to the No 13 jersey during the World Cup.

    Talented Junior Springbok Warrick Gelant received the Junior Player of the Year award, while loose forward Lappies Labuschagne was recognised as the Super Rugby Forward of the Year.

    Bulls award winners:

    Player of the Year: Jesse Kriel    
    Junior Player of the Year: Warrick Gelant

    Super Rugby
    Forward of the Year: Lappies Labuschagne
    Back of the Year: Jesse Kriel
    Players' Player of the Year: Jesse Kriel
    Most Improved Player: Burger Odendaal
    Coaches' Recognition Award: Trevor Nyakane

    Currie Cup
    Forward of the Year: Jacques du Plessis
    Back of the Year: Jamba Ulengo
    Players' Player of the Year: Warrick Gelant
    Most Improved Player: Warrick Gelant
    Coaches Recognition Award: Lappies Labuschagne

    Photo: Johan Pretorius/Gallo Images

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    Craig Lewis