Ardie Savea was chosen as player of the year in New Zealand

Ardie Savea named All Blacks Player of the Year, in a ceremony that due to the restrictions of COVID-19 in New Zealand, they were presented in a special made for television, with prizes awarded to the best players, coaches, managers and referees of New Zealand.

The forwards took over the prizes, with Kennedy Simon as Black Ferns Player of the Year and Scott Curry taking home the All Blacks Sevens Player of the Year award.

The Black Ferns Sevens captain Sarah Hirini, received three major distinctions at the 2021 New Zealand ASB Rugby Awards, including the supreme Kelvin R. Tremain Memorial Player of the Year.

Auckland’s Ben O’Keefe is 2021 New Zealand Rugby Umpire of the Year, while try of the year, decided by public vote, went to Sevu Reece, wing of Tasman and All Blacks, who touched the ball three times during an impressive counterattack against Wales at the Millennium Stadium during the Tudor Northern Tour.

ASB Rugby Awards 2021 (winners in bold)

Super Rugby Player of the Year:
Richie Mo’unga (Canterbury)
Dalton Papalii (Counties Manukau)
Aaron Smith (Manawatū)

All Blacks Player of the Year:
Jordie Barrett (Taranaki)
Rieko Ioane (Auckland)
Will Jordan (Tasman)
Ardie Savea (Wellington)

National Team of the Year:
South Canterbury
Waikato FPC
Waikato NPC

Kelvin R Tremain Memorial Player of the Year:
Sarah Hirini (Manawatū)