United Rugby Championship: Stormers number eight Evan Roos completes awards hat-trick with Fan’s Player of the Season prize

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 Credit: PA Images
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Evan Roos has secured a hat-trick of 2021/22 United Rugby Championship Awards with his latest being the Fan’s Player of the Season.

The fan-voted prize brings his total to three after the Stormers number eight had already won the Player of the Season accolade alongside a place in the competition’s Dream Team.

Stormers workhorse

Roos’ winning of these awards comes as no surprise to United Rugby Championship fans seeing as he led the league in successful carries and defenders beaten with 126 and 49 respectively across the 18 rounds of the regular season.

His destructive regular-season form combined with his Man of the Match and try so far in the play-offs has earned the South African a place in the Springbok training squad ahead of the Test series against Wales.

It’s not hard to see why Roos was awarded his third prize after seeing how the Executive Head of Sponsorships for the United Rugby Championship Michelle van Eyden described his latest gong – Roos clearly epitomises the award’s criteria.

The executive said: “The United Rugby Championship Fan’s Player of the Season Award is all about being united in not only a love for the game, but also in a genuine respect and appreciation for the players and their individual skills and talents. The fans live and breathe the game of rugby on a daily basis, and their recognition of a player’s outstanding performance is an important element of our drive to ensure that this competition is inclusive of all in the game of rugby and gives everybody who loves the game a voice to share their passion.”

So far the Stormers have won three out of seven of the award with Leolin Zas winning the Top Try Scorer prize, but they could be in line for more as the Coach of the Season and Players’ Player of the Season are to be announced later this week.

URC Awards Winner List 2021/22

Tackle Machine: Alan O’Connor (Ulster)

Turnover King: Jac Morgan (Ospreys)

Golden Boot: Gareth Anscombe (Ospreys)

Top Try Scorer: Leolin Zas (Stormers)

Ironman: Ruan Nortje (Bulls)

Player of the Season: Evan Roos (Stormers)

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

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

READ MORE: Stormers coach John Dobson sings Damian Willemse’s praises

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