|2008 Rugby Awards|
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:
Outstanding off-field achievement (Pat Vincent award):
Academy player of the year (Frank Creighton Trophy):
Most improved Crusader award (Tui Trophy):
Crusaders player of the year (Rebel Sport Trophy):
Women's player of the year (Townsend Trophy):
Maori player of the year (Canterbury Maori Trophy):
Colts player of the year (WD Johnstone Memorial Trophy):
Canterbury B player of the year (Tui Trophy):
First year in the Air NZ Cup squad player award
Players' team player of the year award:
The Canterbury Rugby Supporters' Club player of the year award: Kieran Read