Super 15: BDR Awards ceremony

Bryan Habana, South African rugby union player.

Bryan - why do you continue to snub us? Image via Wikipedia

Well the inaugural Super 15 season is done and dusted and we’re all twiddling our fingers waiting for the Tri Nations.  In a somewhat muted ceremony under a streetlamp in the car park behind Checkers, Big Daddy Rugby, had their first Super 15 awards ceremony. It seems once again SARU has the rub on us, preventing the players from showing up to this unsanctioned media event.
  • Worst commentator of the tournament-  Hugh Bladen (lifetime achievement award)
  • Best commentators chirp – Phil Kearns – as camera pans over the Waratahs’ coaching staff who happen to be former front rowers “you can see worried looks on the faces of the Waratahs’ brains trust” to which Rod Kafer replies “Brains trust Phil? I bet they’ve never been called that before”
  • Shortest shorts – Reds
  • Most overhyped players
  • Biggest gaffe – PdV’s comment that Sonny Bill Williams will be exposed at a higher level
  • Finest cheerleaders – Sharks (again)
  • Most approachable rugby celeb on Twitter – Ewen Mckenzie
  • Weirdest tweets from a rugby celeb – Luke Watson
  • Stadium with the biggest assholes in the stands – Newlands
  • Stadium with the worst “ambience” music – Loftus
  • Moment of the season – Reds winning the season of years of copping abuse from every team on the planet
  • Lazarus award – Andre Pretorius (was that really him emerging from the crypt to play for the Lions?)
  • Player most frequently spotted out of position – Brok Harris
  • Lamest SANZAR move – awarding 4 points for a bye (WTF?)
  • Most out of shape player – Ricky Januarie
  • Best studio guest – Ashwin Willemse (representin’!)
  • Studio presenter’s face least suited to being shown on High-Definition TV – Darren Scott
  • Moment when you knew the Stormers were going to cock up the season again – Earl Rose drafted in to the squad for the overseas tour
  • Player most frequently described as “due for a turnaround in form given all the hard work he’s been putting in at the training ground” – Bryan Habana

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