POLL: Who is your Aviva Premiership Player of the Year?

The shortlist for this year’s Premiership Player of the Year has been released ahead of the Aviva Premiership Rugby Awards on May the 8th.

A selected media panel have nominated Chris Robshaw (Harlequins), Mike Brown (Harlequins), Julian Salvi (Leicester Tigers), Nick Wood (Gloucester), James Scaysbrook (Exeter Chiefs) and Brad Barritt (Saracens) for the annual award.

Robshaw has been at the forefront of a fantastic season for Harlequins in the year he became England captain, whilst team-mate Brown has been consistently outstanding at full back. The acquisition of Julian Salvi has proved a masterstroke by Richard Cockerill, while in a difficult season for Gloucester, Nick Wood has been the shining light in the front row with his positive performances. Finally, James Scaysbrook’s passion and aggression have been at the heart of the rise of the Exeter Chiefs this season, whilst Brad Barritt has developed into a Test star along with proving himself to be an essential cog in the Saracens backline.

But who would you pick as your Premiership Player of the Year? If there’s a player that isn’t on the above list – Rob Miller, Tom Homer, George Pisi and Jimmy Gopperth spring to mind – then let us know in the comments:

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18 thoughts on “POLL: Who is your Aviva Premiership Player of the Year?

  1. Reckon it’s between Robshaw and Brown based on that list, but surprised by some omissions: Farrell, Foden, Wade and even Flood (based on recent form).
    My vote is for Mike Brown.

    1. I think Wade being injured for a while and Flood being in rotten form for a large chunk of the season is why they haven’t made the list. All those selected have been excellent nearly everytime they have stepped on the pitch. For me though it has to be Robshaw. Even when Quins have been going backwards he hasn’t.

      1. I’m not saying Flood deserves player of the season, he doesn’t. But i would dispute that he has had “rotten form for a large chunk of the season”. It was being away with England and then injury that has made his season faulter apart from the odd bad game.

  2. Steve Mafi.

    An incredible season for Leicester Tigers, so young and such a prospect.

    Well done Steve, great season.

  3. Brown and Robshaw just ahead of Scaysbrook for me, with Barrit not far behind.

    I struggle to see why Wood is in there to be frank; way too many penalties conceded for me. In Salvi, I’m not sure they have the right Leicester man either.

    1. Good ‘left field’ choice. I would argue he has more than filled Wilko’s boots since his departure.

    1. Pisi must have been pretty close to the list but if I was going to name any Saints player then it would be Roger Wilson. Most consistent and dedicated player to pull on a Saints shirt since he joined and will be sorely missed by the club. His impact is arguably the same with Saints as James Scaysbrook at Exeter.

      I’d also pick Steve Mafi over Julian Salvi too. Would be interested to see the discovery of the season list, is that out yet?

  4. I voted for Mike Brown. Before Christmas, he was the standout player in the league by a long long way. Since being called up by England, he hasn’t had as much game time, but his Autumn form alone should win him this award.

    Jonny May is a good shout, Lee Dickson might be worth a mention, as well as Tom Waldrom and Steve Mafi at the Tigers.

  5. What about un-noticed Marler (Quins).These days he is never out propped, he’s a frequent, powerful carrier, wins ball at the breakdown, tackles like a brike wall, works hard. As well as being good around the field he is a real old grinder (there’s not many left.

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