Andre Esterhuizen has been crowned the Eterlast Players' Player of the Year at this year's Eterlast RPA Awards 2022, held at Evolution London on Wednesday evening.
The Harlequins Centre polled the greatest number of votes from his fellow professionals to claim the most prestigious award in the English game, capping off a fantastic year for the South African.
Meanwhile, Freddie Steward took the title of the MPH Sports Young Player of the Year. Steward has been a key cog to Steve Borthwick’s Leicester side in securing top spot and a home semi-final in this season’s Gallagher Premiership. He beat Marcus Smith, Bevan Rodd, and Henry Arundell to secure this title.
Capping off an incredible awards night, Steward also took home the England Men's Player of the Year in association with esya. This award was voted for by members of the Elite Players Squad and beat Ellis Genge and Marcus Smith for this Award.
Other notable winners on the night included Marlie Packer as The Obex Dental England Women's Player of the Year, topping off a fantastic year for the Red Roses. Sadia Kabeya was named the Allianz Premier 15’s Award sponsored by Allianz, and Harlequins scrum half Danny Care was awarded the RPA Special Merit Award in association with Walter Cooper.