Bok Pieter-Steph Du Toit bags awards hat-trick

Pieter-Steph du Toit, in action here against England during the Rugby World Cup 2019 final in Yokohama, Japan, on November 2, was named Players' Player of the Year in rugby awards in Johannesburg this week. / Craig Mercer/ MB Media/ Getty Images
Pieter-Steph du Toit, in action here against England during the Rugby World Cup 2019 final in Yokohama, Japan, on November 2, was named Players' Player of the Year in rugby awards in Johannesburg this week. / Craig Mercer/ MB Media/ Getty Images

The third annual BrightRock Players Choice Awards held in Johannesburg on Tuesday saw Pieter-Steph du Toit emerging as the biggest winner.

The Springbok World Cup winner walked away with the coveted Players' Player of the Year award, following in the footsteps of Springbok hooker Malcolm Marx and Springbok captain Siya Kolisi, who nabbed the prestigious award in 2017 and 2018 respectively.

Du Toit also took home the defender and forward of the year awards. The second big winner of the night was Herschel Jantjies, who won the Best off the Bench award, as well as the #LoveChange Award, which is presented to the player that has made great strides in his rugby career over the past year.

Cheslin Kolbe was honoured with the Backline Player of the Year award. The winners were decided by South Africa's professional rugby players in a voting process that was run by MyPlayers, the South African rugby players' organisation.

Rosko Specman scooped the fans' choice award, the only award voted for by the public, and secured R50,000 for his chosen charity.

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