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SW Awards – 4 Lock

Written by Richard Ferguson (Richard Ferguson)

Posted in :Bulls, Lions, Original Content, Stormers, Super Rugby on 29 Jun 2011 at 09:00
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It’s that time of the year when all sorts of awards and prizes get handed to players who have performed well in the Super Rugby tournament. Here at Sharksworld, we tend to do things a little differently, rewarding those players that performed well, performed poorly as well as rewarding them for those idiotic moments.

Next in our series of SW Awards we will be looking at the performances of the locks in the tournament. Let’s have a look at our categories:

Player of the Tournament: The nominees for best lock of the season are as follow: 1. Bakkies Botha, was the enforcer for the Bulls and in some or other way managed to not pick up a yellow card, and scored two tries to boot. 2. Anthony Boric, has been a fantastic partner to Ali Williams in the Blues campaign so far this season, and made inroads in making the All Black jersey his own. 3. James Horwill, must be the top four lock in Australian rugby at the moment, and he is one of the key players around which a strong Reds pack is built. 4. Brad Thorn, has been in some scintillating form for the men from Christchurch, or wherever they call home now (Newlands?) 5. Sam Wykes, from the Force, may not have been in the strongest team, but stood out big time.

South African lock of the Tournament: The nominees for South African lock for the year are: 1. Bakkies Botha from the Bulls, 2. Rynhardt Elstadt from the Stormers, 3. Franco van der Merwe from the Lions.

Most promising lock of the tournament: There are a few young and promising locks in this year’s tournament: 1. Rynhardt Elstadt from the Stormers, and 2. Luke Romano from the Crusaders.

The “Was-he-really-in-that-squad” award goes to Nico Breedt who, after returning from Toulon, has had precious little game time in the orange jersey, with not a single appearance from the ex-Shark in this year’s Super rugby tournament.

The “Where-did-THAT-come-from” award goes to Wickus van Heerden, for putting in some amazing performances towards the end of the Lions season, scoring that all important try and always leaving the field bloody beyond recognition.

Please make your selections in the comments below, and I will gather the necessary information to report back after all the positions have been discussed. If you have any ideas or suggestions, please mail me


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