Best Back: PATRICK MCCABE
POS Utility back
H/W 1.86m, 96kg
SR Caps 27
SR Pts 20
Despite being one of team’s youngest members Pat McCabe has developed into a leader in the CA Technologies Brumbies backline.
In 2011, McCabe filled positions at fullback, inside centre and on the wing, providing a clear insight into his versatility and ability to learn fast. (2010 winner – Patrick McCabe)
Best Forward: STEPHEN MOORE
H/W 1.86m, 112kg
SR Caps 84
SR Pts 35
Throughout the 2012 Super Rugby season, Stephen Moore has lead the CA Technologies Brumbies forward pack by example, regularly heading tackle counts and metres gained.
As one of the world’s premier hookers, the CA Technologies Brumbies were delighted to secure Moore’s signature for another two seasons. (2010 Winner – Stephen Hoiles)
Shawn Mackay Award – Outstanding New Talent: ITA VAEA
POS No 8
H/W 1.87m, 110kg
SR Caps 14
SR Pts 5
After starting the season as an Academy player filling in for the injured Stephen Hoiles, Ita Vaea has gone on the forge a reputation as one of the competitions most damaging ball runners.
Vaea’s ability to break the line coupled with his quality ball skills make him one of Australia’s most exciting rugby prospects. (2010 Winner – Patrick McCabe)
Brumbies Community Player Award – STEPHEN MOORE
(Player stats see Best Forward)
Moore devoted hours of his own time to work with Brumbies Rugby’s No 1 ticket holder OzHarvest.
Moore was also involved in a number of school and community visits throughout the year which suggest he is a worthy winner of the Brumbies Community Player Award. (2010 Winner – Christian Lealiifano)
Brett Robinson Player’s Player Award – MATT GITEAU
H/W 1.78m, 85kg
SR Caps 104
SR Pts 751
In what was one of the most challenging years in the CA Technologies Brumbies history, Matt Giteau’s leadership went a long way to holding the team together.
He was patient, calm and collected, despite facing a barrage of pressure from a range of external forces.
The huge efforts Giteau made off the field were matched only by his supreme efforts during game time. (2010 Winner – George Smith)