South Africa’s Rory Kockott was crowned the French Top 14 Players’ Player of the Year for the 2012-13 season.
Kockott’s 376 points (three more than Toulon’s former England international Jonny Wilkinson) guided Castres to the title. He was named man of the match in the final, in which he scored a brilliant individual try and kicked superbly.
Kockott beat off the challenge of French international Wesley Fofana and Clermont’s former All Blacks winger Sitiveni Sivivatu.
Kockott, despite his form, is unlikely to be included in Bok coach Heyneke Meyer’s touring squad.
Kockott has made it public that he would prize the chance to play for the Boks as the ultimate but failing that would consider French selection when he becomes eligible next season.
Castres were named team of the year, despite Toulon winning the European Cup, while Fofana scooped French player of the year. Brive’s Julien Caminati was crowned PRO D2 player of the season while Mathieu Raynal got the referee’s prize.