Springbok flank Siya Kolisi was named SA Players’ Player of the Year at the Players Choice Awards on Tuesday night.
Rosko Specman, Warren Whiteley and Makazole Mapimpi were also nominated for the award.
Kolisi played 12 Tests for the Boks in 2017, missing just one match when he was on paternity leave. He was the team’s vice-captain and captained the Stormers in Super Rugby.
Kolisi has also been nominated for SA Rugby’s Player of the Year award, along with Malcolm Marx, Eben Etzebeth, Jaco Kriel and Jan Serfontein.
Players’ Choice Awards winners:
Players’ Player of the Year: Siya Kolisi
Backline Player of the Year: Rosko Specman
Forward Player of the Year: Siya Kolisi
Fans’ Choice award: Francois Venter
Defender of the Year: Malcolm Marx
Best off the Bench award: Steven Kitshoff
LoveChange award: Makazole Mapimpi
Photo: Juan Mabromata/AFP Photo