Posted on Thursday, 11 Jul 2019
Free State Rugby hosted their annual Awards function on Tuesday in Toyota Stadium. The following player where honoured.
Toyota Free State XV player of year for the SuperSport Challenge Cup: Jamba Ulengo
Jamba Ulengo was stalwart of the Toyota Free State XV in the 2019 SuperSport Rugby Challenge and ended the season as the top try scorer with ten tries.
Cartrack Jackal Award: Gerhard Olivier
Gerhard Olivier made the most ball seals throughout the 2018/19 Guinness PRO14 season.
Prof Basie Verster Toekenning vir die Voorspeler van die Jaar: Ox Nche
Ox Nche represented the Toyota Cheetahs in 16 Guinness PRO14 matches and 2 Currie Cup games over the last year. He has a total of 82 Toyota Cheetah caps.
Harold Verster Toekenning vir die Agterspeler van die Jaar: Tian Schoeman
Tian Schoeman stood out in the backline and his incredible accumulation of 1564 minutes meant he was further more awarded the Guinness PRO14 Dacia Iron Man winner for the 2018/19 season.
Toyota Cheetahs Players Player of the Year: Rabz Maxwane
This special award for the Players’ Player of the year is voted for by the players themselves. Rabz is regarded as the player’s favorite by receiving the most votes from his team mates.
Toyota Cheetahs Guinness PRO14 Player of the Year: Rabz Maxwane
The highest honour of the evening goes to Rabz Maxwane who played in 20 Guinness PRO14 matches in the 2018/19 season and scored 14 tries, which also saw him win the SportPesa Top-Try Scorer Award for the 2018/19 season.
Capping of players
To qualify for Toyota Free State Cheetah colors, a player has to play in six consecutive or in a total of 10 Currie Cup and or Guinness PRO14 and matches for the Toyota Free State Cheetah- or Toyota Cheetah team.
JP du Preez (21 Caps)
Louis Fouche (20 Caps)
Benhard Janse van Rensburg (22 caps)
Malcolm Jaer (21 Caps)
Sintu Manjezi (14 Caps)
Abongile Nonkontwana (16 Caps)
Rudy Paige (16 Caps)
Tian Schoeman (23 caps)
Walt Steenkamp (20 Caps)
Dries Swanepoel (9 Caps)
Reinach Venter (24 Caps)
Jacques du Toit (59 caps)
Niell Jordaan (53 caps)
Nico Lee (53 caps)
William Small-Smith (62 caps)