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Retallick crowned New Zealand Player of the Year
ESPN Staff
December 11, 2014
New Zealand's Brodie Retallick takes the Kelvin R Tremain Player of the Year award, Auckland, December 11, 2014
Brodie Retallick has had a brilliant 2014 © Getty Images
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Brodie Retallick capped a remarkable 2014 with the top honour at New Zealand's end-of-year awards.

Retallick, who was named World Rugby Player of the Year, backed that up with the Kelvin R Tremain Player of the Year gong at the Steinlager awards. In another stellar year for the All Blacks, they were named Team of the Year with Steve Hansen scooping the coach award.

All Blacks flanker Jerome Kaino was named Super Rugby Player of the Year while Malakai Fekitoa's try for the Highlanders against the Sharks was named the best score of 2014.

The ceremony also paid tribute to the community side of New Zealand rugby with NZRU chairman Brent Impey saying: "We often say this, but it's true. When the community game is in great shape, the game will thrive at the upper levels. It is the foundation on which to build success and tonight we thank all those toiling on behalf of the community game who can take credit for the achievements we celebrate here."

2014 Steinlager Rugby Awards winners:

New Zealand Rugby Age Grade Player of the Year
Damian McKenzie (Waikato)

Charles Monro Rugby Volunteer of the Year
Dean File (Horowhenua Kapiti)

New Zealand Rugby Referee of the Year
Glen Jackson (Bay of Plenty)

All Black Aaron Smith is awarded the Tom French Memorial Maori Player of the Year Award, Auckland, December 11, 2014
The Tom French Memorial Maori Player of the Year Award is handed to Aaron Smith © Getty Images

Pink Batts Heartland Championship Player of the Year
James Lash (Buller)

New Zealand Rugby Women's Sevens Player of the Year
Sarah Goss (Manawatu)

Richard Crawshaw Memorial Sevens Player of the Year
DJ Forbes (Counties Manukau)

Sky Television Fans Try of the Year
Malakai Fekitoa; Sharks v Highlanders

ITM Cup Player of the Year
Seta Tamanivalu (Taranaki)

Investec Super Rugby Player of the Year
Jerome Kaino (Auckland)

Tom French Memorial Maori Player of the Year
Aaron Smith (Ngati Kahungunu)

New Zealand Rugby Women's Player of the Year
Rawinia Everitt (Counties Manukau)

New Zealand Rugby Coach of the Year
Steve Hansen

adidas Team of the Year
All Blacks

Steinlager Salver for an Outstanding Contribution to New Zealand Rugby
Dick Littlejohn (Bay of Plenty)

Kelvin R Tremain Player of the Year
Brodie Retallick (Waikato)

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