Not confusing at all really.
Remember selection was based on point from every game. There was a big stretch of games where Peta would have got players player of the day awards.
Same for Ligi Sao - so it would of been a dead heat
Peta like every good fullback can play standoff - however not in a side without structure.
More the fact that there's seperate awards for both u/20s player of the year, and young player of the year. The young player award seems unnecessary for mine....but that's just me.
Hiku for mine was far more effective in an outside back role (either fullback or wing) and that's where his future lies. Good that he can cover standoff at a pinch. But it'd have to be as a running 5/8, as he has no real kicking game and doesnt really provide the traditional standoff link between forwards and backs.
As an outside back though he shows almost Nightingale like option taking and work rate. Sorry to lose him.