Cooper wins 2018 National Rugby Championship Player of the Season award

Brisbane City flyhalf Quade Cooper. Picture: FT FILE

BRISBANE City flyhalf Quade Cooper has won the 2018 National Rugby Championship Player of the Season award.

Hamish Stewart finished second while Fiji Airways Drua first five eight Alivereti Veitokani and three other Australian team players finished with a tie for the third place.

Veitokani, on the other hand, dominated majority of the stats compiled for the season and was a key factor in his team’s qualification to the semi-finals and their maiden final.

Veitokani had the most number of carries, clean breaks, beat the highest number of defenders, and had the highest number of offloads and try assists.

The Fiji Drua will play Queensland Country in the NRC final at 3.30pm in Lautoka tomorrow.