MAORI RUGBY RAISE SIX INDIVIDUAL TROPHIES AT THE 2017 NZ RUGBY AWARDS
With IRB World Rugby breakthrough player of the year and Maori Sportsman/Sportsperson of the Year, Rieko Ioane the Tom French Memorial Maori player award.
OTHER MAORI WINNERS ON THE NIGHT WERE:
SID TATANA – Charles Monro Rugby Volunteer of the Year
BEN O’KEEFIE – New Zealand Rugby Referee of the Year
PORTIA WOODMAN – Fans Try of the Year.
RUBY TUI – Black Ferns Sevens Player of the Year
SARAH GOSS – Women’s Player of the Year title
15 wahine Māori were members of the:
NZ RUGBY TEAM of the Year Award