Nigel Yalden's 2016 NZ Super Rugby Awards

It’s time to hand out a few awards for the 2016 season, after a remarkably successful for the New Zealand franchises.

Four Kiwi teams made the playoffs, three were in the semi finals, and the Hurricanes took out the top place on the competition ladder after the regular season.  

We’ve asked Newstalk ZB/Radio Sport Rugby Editor Nigel Yalden to hand out the accolades for each of the New Zealand franchises in three categories:

  1.       Season's Best - the player who consistently delivered the highest standard of play for his team throughout the entirety of the 2016 campaign.
  2.       Rookie of the Year - the player that impressed the most in their first season at this level.
  3.       Most Improved – the player who has shown significant improvement in the standard and consistency of their play when compared to previous campaigns.

In addition that, we got him to award New Zealand wide honours for each of the categories.

What do you think of the selections? Let Nigel Yalden know on his facebook page.

NIGEL YALDEN IS RUGBY EDITOR FOR RADIO SPORT & NEWSTALK ZB

(Photos - Photosport NZ and Getty Images) 

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