AWARDS & ACHIEVEMENTS
55th Oscars midi olympique (Paris 2008)
David traveled to London recently in Nov 2008 to collect his award – the ‘Legends’ Oscar for being voted the best winger in the World
AUSTRALIAN MEDAL (AM) (Australia 2003)
Once a year, a select group of Australians chosen from all professions and walks of life are honoured with this award by the Australian Government. This is symbol of David’s outstanding service, commitment and influence for a rugby career that spanned 15 years.
Centurians award (London 2002)
In a prestigious ceremony at the Houses of Parliament in London, David, Philippe Sella of France and Jason Leonard of England were honoured for being the only three rugby players in the history of rugby to play more than 100 Rugby Tests.
Induction into rugby hall of fame (London 2002)
Being inducted into the Rugby Hall of fame is the ultimate accolade in a rugby player’s career. Rugby journalists worldwide nominate a select amount of retired players of which 10 are chosen for the induction. Being inducted into the hall of fame is internationally Rugby’s greatest honour and represents the ‘greats’ of rugby past and present.
Fair play award (Italy 2002)
This initiative aims at awarding Prizes to important and significant personalities and/or National and International Sport Institutions because of noteworthy initiatives and behaviours concerning fields that link sport to civil society and that represent high moral values in the specific field of the Fair Play and in some issues belonging to the same theme.
Player of the tournament – Rugby World Cup 1991
This award is considered the most prestige’s award in World Rugby. David’s outstanding performance throughout the tournament ensured he was the unrivalled winner of this award.