GAGR 2015 Wallaby Player of the Year

Green & Gold Rugby 2015 Wallaby Player of the Year

Green & Gold Rugby 2015 Wallaby Player of the Year

GAGRSixteen different Wallabies  managed to secure points throughout the 2015 Wallaby season. Whilst three of our very best, in Israel Folau, Scott Fardy and Michael Hooper, were each tied in second place it was the comeback king himself, David Pocock, who won the title thus becoming the first player ever to do so twice.

It was an amazing year for Pocock who looked set to battle the incumbent Wallaby captain in Hooper for the openside flanker spot, only to make the 8 jersey is own. Pocock won an amazing five Man of the Match awards, as judged by an accumulation of the weekly GAGR votes, and was the run away winner of the title.

Whilst it was obviously a busy year for Pocock and his Wallaby team mates last season, it would seem the off-season has been just as busy. A well deserved break from the rugby fields, and time with his partner in Zimbabwe, has meant we were only just able to catch up with David to present him award this week, which we are sure will sit proudly alongside the plethora of other silverware he took home last season.

Congrats Dave and best of luck in 2016!

Poey GAGR POTY 2015

GAGR’s own Steve Lenthall presents the GAGR POTY trophy to Australia’s own David Pocock.

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  • There was really no other choice. David Pocock was a standout.

  • Qualify

    Hahaha love that trophy!!

  • ripper

    Where’s the laminated certificate?

  • Xaviera

    Four of the top five are back-rowers, followed by a couple of play-makers, which makes for a fair reflection of the Australian style. Not much presence from the tight five, which shouldn’t surprise anyone, although the black arts are usually missed by most when well executed. As to the winner – congrats to Poey – well deserved. Should also have been World Rugby’s International Player of the Year, but for Dan Carter bringing his A+ game to the RWC Final.

  • Hitcho

    All in all that points table is spot on. Poey is a well deserved winner. Just can’t bring myself to say he’s better than George….. yet….

  • Marcus Pontmercy

    Welll done Pocok! #justiceforlaunchbury

  • SuckerForRed

    Only one back in 7 years…… and he was only half back…

    Well done Poey.

  • Teh Other Dave

    Good to see votes spread through nearly every position, and shows how far the team has improved as a unit in such a short space of time.

    One gripe – the props! They were a revelation this year. They out-Englanded England. In England. Yet only TPN scored votes, none for anyone wearing 1 or 3. Better go back and check my votes in that match.

    • Braveheart81

      If we’d beaten England 15-13 then the front row would have probably scored points. As it was we smashed them and Foley was instrumental to that.

      I agree that our front row had a great year and Kepu in particular was consistently excellent.

  • Peeno

    Considering Simmons importance to the line out and our success, one vote overall is pretty rough. The winner was clearly right though

  • Pfitzy

    That camera is a bit steamed up, Steve. Feeling the bromance? :)

    • C’mon, it’s Poey.

      As if you wouldn’t.

      • oztimmay

        He’s only human after all.

        • Pfitzy

          Steve? Lenthall? Human? Canberra? ;)

    • SuckerForRed

      I am still trying to work out if that is a smile or a grimace on Steve’s face…..

      • Pfitzy

        He’s trying to conceal his arousal.

      • Parker

        He’s thinking of his crushed hand

  • Poey was robbed in the World Rugby Player of the Year Award but it’s good to see him pick up the one that really matters.

  • Tim

    Damn, that was close. Poey only just snuck home.

  • Bay35Pablo

    Fair call. Poey had a massive year, and while Hooper is very good, you wondered how we did without him. Then we realised he was playing 8 and maybe we’d been missing an impact 8 for a while …..

    • Davey

      Only since Kef.


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