P&P End of Season Awards: Day One

P&P End of Season Awards: Day One

Day one of the P&P End of Season Awards is in the books as we celebrated the best performers of 2020-21 with four individual winners announced!

Most Improved Player - Mesu Kunavula

Mesu Kunavula picked up the first award of the day, winning Most Improved Player after a breakout season in the capital back-row.

The Fijian battering ram has been terrifying defences all season with his ball carrying figures and metres made numbers popping off the stat sheet after every game.

The Most Improved accolade is just reward for a fine season and Kunavula will be desperate to take that form in to next season.

Man of Steel - Jamie Hodgson

Hodgson could have well picked up the Most Improved accolade, but he'll no doubt be delighted to lift the Man of Steel award, given to the best defender throughout the season.

The towering lock's low chop has been a welcome sight in 2020-21 and is often the player doing the initial dirty work before the capital back-row can get their hands on ball.

Hodgson's defence has been just one facet of his overall impressive year.

Ironman - Eroni Sau

Fijians aren't famed for their love of training, so supporters may have been slightly surprised to see Sau pick up an award for his commitment to the training paddock in 2020-21!

Sau was a machine last season with his work ethic and attitude setting a fine example for the young Burgh wingers.

Although the Fijian has moved on to pastures new, it was only right that his training abilities were recognised with the Ironman award.

Best Newcomer - Marshall Sykes

The towering lock has been a standout performer since making the move along the M8 last summer and is definitely in the category of 'ones to watch' in 2021-22.

A nuisance at the breakdown with an engine to get around the park, there wasn't a ruck that Sykes didn't clear out when given playing time.

Sykes will be delighted to cap off his debut season with the Best Newcomer accolade.

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