The 2011 Emerald Rams with coach John Kauvai.
The 2011 Emerald Rams with coach John Kauvai.

Nahu double at Rams awards

EMERALD Rams' 2011 Players' Player Patrick Nahu isn't one who enjoys the limelight. In fact, he will usually go out of his way to avoid it.

But he had a hard time keeping his head down when he hooked both the Players' Player and Coaches' Award at the Rams' annual presentation night late last month.

The softly spoken Nahu had been plagued with injury throughout much of the season, but time and again he answered the coach's call to fill in for the Rams when their chips were down.

Rams' scrumhalf Troy Mattson missed the better part of half a season, also through injury, but still had done enough in the early games to cement himself as the club's Highest Point-Scorer.

Never one to shy away from a hit-up, Rams' wrecking ball James Tuineau received this season's Assassin's Award for his tireless work around the ruck. Right alongside him more often than not was Rams' flanker and this year's Best Forward, Sam Thomasson.

President's Award winner Angie Sutherland was acknowledged for her tireless work behind the scenes. Alec Sutherland was Best Back and Alex Dixon Clubman Award winner.


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