Libbok Named Vodacom Fans' Player of the Season

rugby17 May 2023 10:16
Manie Libbok © URC

Manie Libbok has been recognised in the United Rugby Championship Awards by being voted the Vodacom Fans’ Player of the Season.

The 25-year-old DHL Stormers fly-half finished the regular campaign as the leading points-scorer with 167 from 16 appearances.

Adding a further 18 to that tally with a 100 per cent success rate from the tee with three conversions and four penalties as the DHL Stormers advanced to the semifinals by beating the Vodacom Bulls 33-21 in Cape Town.

As DHL Stormers secured their Vodacom URC Grand Final spot, Libbok added an additional 23 points with two tries, five conversions and one penalty in their semifinal against Connacht

Libbok was named the Vodacom Player of the Match after helping the DHL Stormers move a step closer to retaining their title in front of 47 261 at the DHL Stadium in the Vodacom URC semifinal

The BKT Coach of the Season and Players’ Player of the Season are to be revealed next week in the build-up to the Grand Final on Saturday, 27 May.

URC Awards 2022-23 Winners
OFX Top Try Scorer: Tom Stewart (Ulster)
Tackle Machine: John Hodnett (Munster)
Turnover King: Thomas Young (Cardiff)
Next-Gen Player of the Season: Tom Stewart (Ulster)

Elite XV: Kurt-Lee Arendse (Vodacom Bulls), Darcy Graham (Edinburgh), Sione Tuipulotu (Glasgow Warriors), Daniel du Plessis (DHL Stormers), Simone Gesi (Zebre Parma), Ross Byrne (Leinster), Grant Williams (Cell C Sharks), Gavin Coombes (Munster), Scott Penny (Leinster), Vaea Fifita (Scarlets), Federico Ruzza (Benetton), Niall Murray (Connacht), Finlay Bealham (Connacht), Dan Sheehan (Leinster), Steven Kitshoff (DHL Stormers)

Try of the Season powered by Joaquin Riera (Benetton)
Ironman: Quan Horn (Emirates Lions)
Gilbert Golden Boot: Johan Goosen (Vodacom Bulls)
Vodacom Fans’ Player of the Season: Manie Libbok (DHL Stormers)