Ackermann in line for top Premiership award
PREMIERSHIP AWARDS: Gloucester head coach Johan Ackermann has had an impressive season in charge of Gloucester in the Premiership.
Ackermann, who joined the club from the Lions in 2017, is one of five who have been shortlisted for the Director of Rugby of the Season award at the 2019 Premiership Rugby Awards.
Gloucester are currently third in the Premiership table heading into the final round of fixtures this weekend.
Ackermann’s side recorded 13 wins, seven losses and one draw from their 21 fixtures.
The other candidates in line for the award are Rob Baxter (Exeter Chiefs), Chris Boyd (Northampton Saints), Pat Lam (Bristol Bears) and Mark McCall (Saracens).
While McCall and Baxter have won this accolade before – the former on three occasions – Ackermann, Boyd and Lam are all looking to take home the prize for the first time.
Johan Ackermann 🍒
Rob Baxter ⚔️
Chris Boyd 😇
Pat Lam 🐻
Mark McCall 🖤
Comment below 💬 who you think deserves the award ✍️
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