The five-time World Champions were named Adidas Team of the Year, adding to the World Rugby Team of the Year title they secured in Monaco at the World Rugby Awards earlier this month.
All Blacks lock and Crusaders captain Sam Whitelock picked up two awards as he was named the Kelvin R Tremain Memorial Player of the Year and Investec Super Rugby Player of the Year. All Blacks Sevens legend DJ Forbes also collected two awards with the Richard Crawshaw Memorial All Blacks Sevens Player of the Year and the NZRPA Kirk Award.
Black Ferns Coach Glenn Moore was named the ASB Coach of the Year, for his leadership in a World Cup campaign that captured the hearts of a nation, all while dropping only one match throughout the year. Star winger Portia Woodman’sexceptional try for the Black Ferns against USA at the World Cup was voted by the public as the SKY TV Fan’s Try of the Year.
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