SYDNEY (Reuters) - Wallabies winger Marika Koroibete capped his highly successful transition to rugby union when he was awarded the John Eales Medal as Australia's best player of 2019 late on Thursday.
"A lot of great players have won this award so it's a great honour and privilege," the hard-running 27-year-old said.
"It was always my dream growing up to play rugby (union) at the highest level. I don't know why they voted for me, I just go out there and play for the love of the game."
Women's captain Grace Hamilton was named Wallaroo of the Year, while Olympic champion Charlotte Caslick won the women's Sevens Players of the Year award.
(Reporting by Nick Mulvenney, editing by Peter Rutherford)