After every game, Cru members award each other points for the best performances of the day: 3 for the top player, 2 for the next best thing, and 1 for a bloody good show.

This year’s Player of the Year title is shared between the outgoing partnership of Matthew Foster and Reece Morgan, earning Most Opposition MVPs and Most Crusader MVPs respectively. Not only did they offer some great twin plays, they even managed to get into one another’s photos.

Skittling small Japanese men in BoJo-esque fashion, Matthew Foster‘s dynamism in the 8 shirt earned him widespread recognition: receiving Most Opposition MVPs, the Shuto League’s Player of the Tournament also claims Top Try and Overall Points Scorer alongside his second title.

The heart and quads of the Crusaders this season, Reece Morgan‘s versatility in the pack saw him gain Most Crusader MVPs. The out-and-out front row/back row/centre/winger not only claimed six tries and several captaincies, but also put the team on his back week-in, week-out as manager.

2016-17 Player of the Year Standings
1. Matthew Foster/Reece Morgan (47)
2. Joe Flagler (32)
3. Brett Pentland-Smith (29)
4. Tom Cocks (26)
5. Dylan Akamunemiles (25)

Past Winners:
2015-16 – Matthew Foster
2014-15 – Travis Dixon
2013-14 – Travis Dixon