The Blue Bulls Company held their combined awards ceremony for the 2020/21 season on the very field that saw them lift both the Vodacom Super Rugby Unlocked and Carling Currie Cup trophies earlier in the season on Friday, 12 March 2021.
The evening took place under the stars of Loftus Versfeld in a picnic-styled celebration, perhaps the most fitting given the Vodacom Bulls’ firm belief in the #BullsFamily, where players, management, sponsors, stakeholders, and family came together to celebrate the on-field success of the franchise. The setting on the A-field also ensured that there was enough social distance between the guests and that all other Covid protocols could be strictly followed.
A special mention must go to Vodacom Bulls’ captain and Springbok World Cup-winning no.8 Duane Vermeulen as well as one of rugby’s greatest comeback stories, Cornal Hendricks, as they continued to rack up the accolades after winning SA Rugby’s Player of the Year and Carling Currie Cup Player of the Year in the past week.
Furthermore, the announcement of Marco van Staden and Hendricks as joint winners of Vodacom’s Players’ of the Year marks the first time in this franchises’ proud history.
The Blue Bulls Company would like to congratulate the following on their awards and the #BullsFamily as a collective for their continued support throughout the past year. Together, we returned to winning ways, and together we will move forward.
Forward of the Year: Jordan van Dyk
Back of the Year: Stravino Jacobs
Player of the Year: Janco Uys
Carling Currie Cup
QUATRO Forward of the Year: Trevor Nyakane
QUATRO Back of the Year: Cornal Hendricks
AFGRI Player of the Year: Duane Vermeulen
Vodacom Super Rugby Unlocked
Vodacom Forward of the Year: Ruan Nortje
Vodacom Back of the Year: Ivan van Zyl
Vodacom Player of the Year: Marco van Staden
BBCo Employee of the Year: Douglas Chauke
PUMA Most Improved of the Year: Stravino Jacobs
ISUZU New-comer of the Year: David Kriel
Team Man of the Year: Jan Uys
Vodacom Fans’ Player of the Year (APP): Duane Vermeulen
Vodacom Players of the Year: Marco van Staden and Cornal Hendricks