- Best “night on the town” incident:
Kurtley Beale and Cooper Vuna displayed the famous Australian trait of being able to hold their drink well and managed to get themselves sent home from the Rebels tour of South Africa for boozing it up and getting into a fight with their own team mates. Double tip of the hat to Kurtley for punching not one but two of his own team mates during his night on the tiles. Of course, luckily for Beale he was able to redeem himself when given a match deciding penalty after the hooter during the first British Lions test… oh wait a second.
- Most epic win:
The Southern Kings first match of the season 22-10 win over the Force. In 80 minutes, they did more than the Lions do in most seasons and gave a massive middle finger to the rest of the country. Even the most cold-hearted cynic had to get a little misty eyed at that one. Big respect.
- Hairdo of the season:
Lifetime achievement award goes to Radike Samo for pulling of that look year after year.
- Commentator who most brought shame and humiliation to his nation:
Bobby Skinstad. No Bobby, you’re not SA’s answer to the metrosexual David Beckham.
- Best studio guest:
Nick “speaking truth to power” Mallett. Please Nick, bring up the ticket prices one more time. Also, tell us how you feel about Zane “the Crazy Train” Kirchner.
- Biggest injustice:
Heinrich “the Beautiful” Brussouw once again being overlooked by the Bok selectors.
- Player who most looks like a D-List Hollywood celebrity:
Marcell Coetzee as the 1980s breakout teen hearthrob star that you just can’t put your finger on. Wasn’t he the guy in “The Goonies”? Or was it the Breakfast Club? You know… the guy with the gelled hair and the black leather jacket…? Wait, you know the guy?
- Showpony of the season:
Pierre “the Ruck Inspector” Spies. Managed to sign three product endorsements deals in one game while the opposition were turning over possession in a ruck.
- Best ref “tat”
Steve Walsh. Yip. That’s real.