Canterbury Rugby Supporters' Club

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Kieran Read and Tim Bateman scooped two awards each at the 2008 Rugby Awards Dinner on Saturday, 6 December. Tim won the Most Improved Crusader Award and the Maori Player of the Year. Kieran was presented with the Players’ Team Player of the Year Award immediately before receiving the Canterbury Rugby Supporters' Club Player of the Year Award.

The gala dinner was held at the Christchurch Convention Centre and a full list of awards given by Canterbury Rugby Union in association with The Canterbury Rugby Supporters’ Club is below.

Volunteer of the Year Award:
Ivan Bolton

Outstanding off-field achievement (Pat Vincent award):
Tyson Keats

Academy player of the year (Frank Creighton Trophy):
Adam Whitelock

Most improved Crusader award (Tui Trophy):
Tim Bateman

Crusaders player of the year (Rebel Sport Trophy):
Leon MacDonald

Women's player of the year (Townsend Trophy):
Casey Robertson

Maori player of the year (Canterbury Maori Trophy):
Tim Bateman

Colts player of the year (WD Johnstone Memorial Trophy):
Matt Todd

Canterbury B player of the year (Tui Trophy):
Andrew Olorenshaw

First year in the Air NZ Cup squad player award
(Merivale-Papanui Trophy):
Colin Slade

Players' team player of the year award:
Kieran Read

The Canterbury Rugby Supporters' Club player of the year award: Kieran Read