GLASGOW – Cheetahs’ flyhalf Fred Zeilinga was awarded the Golden Boot in the Pro14 Awards held on Monday evening in Glasgow, Scotland.
The 25-year-old received the accolade for his accuracy of 85.37 percent, outshining all of the other place-kickers (who had a minimum of 30 attempts at goal) in the Pro14 season.
Cheetahs’ hooker Torsten van Jaarsveld, meanwhile, was selected in the Pro14 Dream Team. Van Jaarsveld was the only SA representative in the Dream Team.
In the headline awards handed out on the evening, after Leinster Rugby became the first team from the Championship to complete a Pro14 and Champions Cup double, the Irish Province captured three of the awards. Coach Leo Cullen took home the Pro14 Coach of the Season award, Jordan Larmour won the Honda Young Player of the Season while Barry Daly was recognised as the Championship’s top try-scorer for last season.