Mo'unga claims Crusaders gong

All Blacks first five-eighth Richie Mo'unga has won a second consecutive Crusaders Player of the Year award at the club's annual awards evening.

Five awards were presented throughout the evening, with the Rookie of the Year, Forward of the Year, Back of the Year and Player of the Year all decided by the Crusaders coaching group.

One further award, the Champion Crusader of the Year, is a peer-voted award recognising a player's overall contribution to the team environment both on and off the field.

21-year-old prop Tamaiti Williams was named Rookie of the Year following an impressive debut season for the club, while Crusaders vice-captains Codie Taylor and David Havili won Forward and Back of the Year, respectively.

Taylor, as last year's Champion Crusader, presented this year's award to hardworking loose forward, Ethan Blackadder.