Latest South African sensation scoops top URC award
By Rugby Onslaught

Latest South African sensation scoops top URC award

It has been a pretty good week for Stormers No8 Evan Roos. First he beat Ulster in the United Rugby Championship semi final on Saturday, then he made the South Africa squad for the first time, now he has capped off the week by being named the URC players’ player of the season.

On top of scooping the big prize, the 22-year-old was also named the Vodacom fans’ player of the season, as well as the next-gen player of the season.

Roos will now want to cap off an unbelievable week by adding the URC title to his name, as his Stormers face the Bulls at the Cape Town Stadium this Saturday. Given the form he is in at the moment, a first South Africa cap may be waiting for him as well in July, as the Springboks have a three Test series against Wales coming up.

“It is the ultimate honour to be recognised by your fellow players and I am humbled by this award,” Roos said after receiving the award. “The United Rugby Championship is such a high standard of rugby and there are so many talented players involved, so this award is huge for me. Thanks to every single person who has helped me along the way this season, this award is for all of them too.”

URC Awards Winners List 2021-22

Tackle Machine: Alan O’Connor (Ulster)

Turnover King: Jac Morgan (Ospreys)

Gilbert Golden Boot: Gareth Anscombe (Ospreys)

Top Try Scorer: Leolin Zas (DHL Stormers)

Ironman: Ruan Nortje (Vodacom Bulls)

Next-Gen Player of the Season: Evan Roos (DHL Stormers)

Vodacom Fans’ Player of the Season: Evan Roos (DHL Stormers)

Loch Lomond Coach of the Season: Leo Cullen (Leinster)

Players’ Player of the Season: Evan Roos (DHL Stormers)

Dream Team: Warrick Gelant (DHL Stormers), Seabelo Senatla (DHL Stormers), James Hume (Ulster), Damian Willemse (DHL Stormers), Leolin Zas (DHL Stormers), Ross Byrne (Leinster), Craig Casey (Munster); Ox Nche (Cell C Sharks), Johan Grobbelaar (Vodacom Bulls), Thomas du Toit (Cell C Sharks), Jean Kleyn (Munster), Ruan Nortje (Vodacom Bulls), Marcell Coetzee (Vodacom Bulls), Nick Timoney (Ulster), Evan Roos (DHL Stormers)