Backrower Brynard Stander has won the 2018 Nathan Sharpe Medal.
Stander was a standout for the Force in their World Series Rugby campaign this year and his form was noticed by people across the country.
The 28-year-old was picked to play against the Wallabies in their pre-Bledisloe trial in August off the back of his Force performances, a testament to his abrasiveness.
He joins an illustrious list of players to win the award, including capped Wallabies Matt HDavid Pocock and Matt Giteau.
Stander's form continued into the NRC, something that was recognised by his peers as well with the backrower taking that gong too.
Skipper Ian Prior took out the Members' MVP award, while Tevin Ferris was voted the team's rising star.
USA international Marcel Brache won the Geoffrey Stooke Force Man award.
Nathan Sharpe Medal
NRC Player of the Year
Geoffrey Stooke Force Man Award
Past Nathan Sharpe Medal winners
2017 – Isi Naisarani
2016 – Dane Haylett-Petty
2015 – Ben McCalman
2014 – Matt Hodgson
2013 – Kyle Godwin
2012 – David Pocock
2011 – David Smith
2010 – Matt Hodgson
2009 – Matt Hodgson
2008 – Ryan Cross
2007 – Matt Giteau
2006 – Scott Staniforth