Super Rugby


12/7/2016

Charlotte Caslick named the 2016 RUPA Women’s Rugby Sevens Players’ Player


Charlotte Caslick has edged out Chloe Dalton to secure her second straight Women’s Rugby Sevens Players’ Player of the Year award at the 2016 Volvo Rugby Union Players’ Association Awards Lunch. 

After a stellar 2015-2016 season, which saw the Australian Women’s Rugby Sevens team win both the HSBC World Series and the inaugural Gold Medal at the Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, Caslick’s consist performances have been recongised by her peers.

In the four World Series events she played in, Caslick crossed for nine tries and was selected in the tournament dream team on two occasions. Backing up her World Series form, Caslick went on to win Gold in Rio and was the team’s equal top try-scorer.

Caslick’s award caps off arguably her biggest year in the Australian jumper. She has already been awarded the Shawn Mackay Award for Qantas Women’s Sevens Player of the Year at the John Eales Medal and most recently was named World Rugby’s Women’s Sevens Player of the Year. 

The Volvo-RUPA Awards Lunch, one of the highlights of the Australian Rugby calendar, allows RUPA members to acknowledge the significant achievements of their peers on and off the field. 

The Rugby Union Players’ Association was incorporated in October 1995, in direct response to the the professionalism of Rugby and was established to promote and safeguard the interests of its members, namely the professional Rugby players of Australia. 

The Australian Women’s Rugby Sevens team will next compete at the Sydney Sevens Series, which kicks-off on the third of February. 


2016 Volvo-RUP Awards Lunch Winners


RUPA Medal for Excellence: Christian Leali’ifano 

Newcomer of the Year: Reece Hodge

Taylors Wines People’s Choice Wallaby of the Year: Michael Hooper

Men’s Rugby Sevens Players’ Player of the Year: Lewis Holland 

Women’s Rugby Sevens Players’ Player of the Year: Charlotte Caslick 

Academic Achievement Award: Alicia Quirk 

Community Service Award: Matt Hodgson 

Buildcorp NRC Players’ Player of the Year: Jake Gordon 

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