Mitchell brothers reap spoils at Southland awards

Morgan Mitchell
Morgan Mitchell
Mitchell brothers Morgan and Brayden finished the season on a high.

Morgan was named the Stags player of the year at the Rugby Southland awards evening earlier this week.

The tighthead prop has been in and out of the side throughout the years but made the No3 jersey his own this season.

The Stags scrum operated at a high level thanks, in part, to Morgan's efforts. He was impressive on defence as well and had a high workload.

Older brother Brayden also claimed two awards. He was named player of the year by the Rugby Southland Supporters Club and player's player of the year by team-mates. He made the transition from hooker to blindside flanker this season due to a neck complaint. He really shone on defence and proved adept at securing turnover ball.

Fullback Josh Moorby was named rookie of the year, while second five-eighth Ray Nu'u and lock Mike McKee were named most improved back and forward respectively.

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