Rhodes up for top Premiership award

Wed, 17 May 2017 07:51
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NEWS: Premiership Rugby confirmed the shortlist for the Premiership Rugby Player of the Season.

Teams who feature in this Saturday's Premiership semifinals dominate the list with Newcastle Falcons' Mark Wilson and Northampton Saints' Louis Picamoles the only players to appear from sides outside of the top four. 

The line-up contains two Wasps' players Jimmy Gopperth and Joe Launchbury and they are joined by one from Exeter Chiefs; Olly Woodburn and one from Saracens; Michael Rhodes.

The shortlist was compiled by a panel of media professionals. 

The winner will rub shoulders with the biggest names in English rugby at a glittering ceremony at the Lancaster London Hotel on Wednesday

Along with the winner of the Aviva Premiership Rugby Player of the Season, the winners of the following awards will also be announced:

Community Player of the Season
Sport Dream Team
Try of the Season
Golden Boot
Discovery of the Season
Director of Rugby of the Season
Premiership Rugby Sevens Player of the Series
Top Try Scorer of the Season
Premiership Players’ Player of the Year

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