NZ Herald: Ardie Savea has been voted the best All Black of 2019 by his peers.
The New Zealand Rugby Players Association have announced their award winners for the season, as voted by the players.
Savea, who played nine tests for the All Blacks in 2019, was nominated for the World Rugby player of the year award following the Rugby World Cup but lost out to SpringbokPieter-Steph du Toit.
In other awards categories, Charmaine McMenamin was named players’ international women’s player of the year, Tone Ng Shui took out players’ men’s seven’s player of the year and Ruby Tui the players’ women’s seven’s player of the year.
The New Zealand Rugby awards take place on Thursday night.
Beauden Barrett, Lienert-Brown and Savea have all been nominated for All Blacks Player of the Year while Black Ferns Kendra Cocksedge, Ayesha Leti-I’iga and McMenamin are all up for Black Ferns Player of the Year.
This article was first published in the New Zealand Herald and is republished here with permission.
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