The URSC Player of the Season Award, sponsored by Gardiner Brothers Jewellers of Waring Street Belfast, has been won by
Ruan Pienaar

In a landslide victory, Ruan polled 74% of the vote with Sean Reidy second (8%), Charles Piutau third (5%) and 9 other players receiving the odd vote or three.

Saturday 6th May 2017 | ULSTER RUGBY AWARDS 2017 Willie John McBride, President of the Ulster Rugby Supporters Club’s Outstanding Player of the Season Award to Ruan Pienaar, during the 2017 Heineken Ulster Rugby Awards held at the Aquinas Grammar School, Belfast, Northern Ireland. Picture credit: John Dickson / DICKSONDIGITAL

Ruan received his bundle of awards, including the magnificent Bronze trophy, from URSC President Willie-John McBride at the Ulster Rugby Awards Dinner on 6th May. (Photo by John Dickson/DicksonDigital)

The second part of Ruan’s prize was a magnificent Ernest Borel Swiss watch, courtesy of Gardiner Brothers Jewellers. 

Representing Gardiners, were iain and Philip Warke

Representing Gardiners and presenting the Ernest Borel watch, were Iain and Philip Warke

The final part of the award was another framed masterpiece by Stan Dupp

Classic Ruan action

Congratulations to Ruan and many thanks to all members who voted. Thanks to Gardiners, there is one more chance for one member who voted for Ruan to pick up an Ernest Borel watch of their own. All who did so will be entered into a ballot and the winner will be drawn at the URSC AGM on 6 June.