Asotasi NZRL Player of The Year

1st December 2017

South Sydney Rabbitohs co-captain and first-year Kiwi captain Roy Asotasi won the Chrisco Player of the Year accolade at the New Zealand Rugby League's annual awards dinner last night (Saturday). Asotasi, one of only four players to appear in each of the Kiwis' six tests this year, as well as playing every game for the Rabbitohs, was appearing in just his 17th international when he captained his country for the first time in the Anzac Test against Australia in Brisbane. He had to wait until his sixth test as captain and the last of the year to experience leading New Zealand to victory. In the 22-14 win against France in Paris he was on the field for all but nine minutes of the match. Asotasi has now played 22 tests.