Bowral Blacks exciting Fly Half Lachlan Huntington took out the big prize at the IDRU Grand Final Dinner on Wednesday night. Huntington who will have a key role in Saturdays Grand Final against Avondale, was on hand to receive the IDRU Player of the Year Award for 2018.
Huntington polled top points just ahead of runner up, Shoalhaven’s Steven Brandon, capping off a big maiden First Grade year with Bowral. After starring for the Blacks Grand Final winning 2nd Grade side in 2017, Huntington stepped up to the top grade this season making the No.10 jumper his own and guiding the side to great success. The award presentation comes on the back of his twenty point haul in last Saturday’s Final victory over University which propelled the Blacks into their first Grand Final since 2002.
Bowral coach Gene Fairbanks was again awarded the Coach of the Year prize for the third year in succession but shares it this year with University Coach Dion Miller. Mark Brandon from Shoalhaven took both the Points scoring awards as leading try scorer and highest overall point’s scorer.