All Blacks captain Sam Cane won the highest honour at the 2020 ASB Rugby Awards after winning the the Kelvin R Tremain Memorial award.
Cane was handed the captaincy after Kieran Read announced retirement post 2019 World Cup and endured tough phase with a defeat apiece to Argentina and Australia and also a draw with the Wallabies but still managed to win the Bledisloe Cup series and also the tri-nations Rugby Championship.
The 28-year-old was also named the All Blacks Player of the Year beating Aaron Smith and Dane Coles.
Canterbury halfback Kendra Cocksedge won the Fiao’o Faamausili Medal for Player of the Farah Palmer Cup while Chelsea Alley was named the Black Ferns Player of the Year.
Black Ferns Sevens domination was once again evident as they went on to win the New Zealand Team of the Year while Crusaders and New Zealand fly-half Richie Mo'unga was named the Super Rugby Player of the Year.
National coach of the year was won by Scott Robertson as he extended Crusaders to yet another title after winning the Super Rugby Aotearoa while Steinlager Salver, the New Zealand Rugby tradition of recognising an outstanding contribution to rugby, went to rugby legend and former All Black Sir Bryan Williams.
Folau Fakatava won the Mitre 10 Cup Player of the Year while Black Ferns Sevens' Allan Bunting and Cory Sweeney won the New Zealand Coach of the Year Award.
Kelvin R Tremain Memorial Player of the Year: Sam Cane
Black Ferns Player of the Year: Chelsea Alley (Waikato)
All Blacks Player of the Year: Sam Cane (Bay of Plenty)
New Zealand Team of the Year: Black Ferns Sevens
Super Rugby Player of the Year: Richie Mo’unga (Canterbury, Crusader)
Tom French Memorial Maori Player of the Year: Ash Dixon (Ngati Tahinga, Hawke’s Bay)
Steinlager Salver: Sir Bryan Williams
Duane Monkley Medal (Mitre 10 Cup Player of the Year): Folau Fakatava (Hawke’s Bay)
Fiao’o Faamausili Medal (Farah Palmer Cup Player of the Year): Kendra Cocksedge (Canterbury)
National Coach of the Year: Scott Robertson (Crusaders)
New Zealand Coach of the Year: Allan Bunting and Cory Sweeney (Black Ferns Sevens)
Richard Crawshaw Memorial All Blacks Sevens Player of the Year: Scott Curry (Bay of Plenty)
Black Ferns Sevens Player of the Year: Stacey Fluhler (Waikato)
National Team of the Year: Tasman
Sky TV Fans Try of the Year: Jack Jones (Christ’s College)
Referee of the Year: Paul Williams (Taranaki)
Charles Monro Volunteer of the Year: Jane Chamberlain (Horowhenua Kapiti)
NZRPA Kirk Award: Andy Ell