5 Dec 2011

Piri Weepu wins top titles at Maori Sports Awards

7:23 pm on 5 December 2011

All Black World champion Piri Weepu has won two top honours at this year's National Maori Sports Awards in Auckland and has been named in a team award.

The event was held on Saturday at the TelstraClear Pacific Events Centre in Manukau.

Weepu, a halfback in the Rugby World Cup winning team, won the supreme title - the Albie Pryor Memorial Maori Sportsperson of the Year, for the second year in a row.

He also took home the honour of Senior Maori Sportsman.

He was also a joint winner of the Maori World Champions in teams Award, along with fellow All Blacks Richard Kahui, Zac Guildford, Hosea Gear and Aaron Cruden.

Other winners recognised as world champions include woodchopper Jason Wynyard and Sam Sutton - who received his award for extreme whitewater kayaking.

The title of sports coach of the year went to John Love of Te Atiawa for his contribution to softball.