JOHANNESBURG – Malcom Marx walked away with the coveted 2018 Players’ Player of the Year at the BrightRock Players Choice Awards at the Sandton Convention Centre on Tuesday night. Marx also took the Forward of the Year award.
It was an evening which honoured and acknowledged professional South African rugby players.
Another big winner on the night was Aphiwe Dyantyi, who walked away with both the Backline Player of the Year and the #LoveChange Award for the player that has made great strides in his rugby career over the past year.
Pieter-Steph du Toit was named Defender of the Year; and Zain Davids received the Best off the Bench award.
The winners were decided by South Africans professional rugby players in a voting process which was run by MyPlayers, the South African rugby players’ organisation.
Hacjivah Dayimani scooped the Fans’ Choice Award, the only award voted for by the public, and secured R50 000 for his chosen charity.
South Africa’s professional rugby players donated R70 000 out of the players’ collective income to the Chris Burger Petro Jackson Players’ Fund in support of rugby players who have sustained catastrophic head, neck or spinal cord injuries while on the field.
African News Agency (ANA)