10 Feb 2012

All Blacks sweep Halberg Awards

12:59 pm on 10 February 2012

The All Blacks have won the Halberg Supreme Award following their World Cup victory in October.

The All Blacks won the Team of the Year honour ahead of three rowing crews and were then selected for the top award ahead of their captain and Sportsman of the Year Richie McCaw, Sportswoman Valerie Adams and Disabled Sportsperson Sophie Pascoe.

Sir Graham Henry was named Coach of the Year.

It is the first time since 2003, when the Silver Ferns won the World Netball Championship, that a single sport has swept the awards.

It is the first time rugby has won the Supreme Award since the All Blacks lifted the inaugural World Cup.

The All Blacks' World Cup victory was also selected as New Zealand's Favourite Sporting Moment.