Premiership Rugby today confirmed the shortlist for Aviva Premiership Rugby Player of the Season.
Players of five different nationalities, from six different clubs make up the six-man shortlist, one from the England squad that finished second in the recent RBS 6 Nations.
“There were a number of compelling candidates for this prestigious title and it was very difficult to reduce it to a six-man shortlist,” said Phil Winstanley, the Rugby Director at Premiership Rugby. “I think the panel managed to arrive at a very balanced list, forwards and backs side by side.
“We’ve had an incredible season so far, and the length of the deliberations for the awards reflects the current standard of Aviva Premiership Rugby. The closeness of the matches is reflected in the fact that no one club has more than one player on the shortlist.”
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